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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

. However, systematic forms of conservative thought can be attributed to fear of domestic political radicalism, as for instance developed in reaction to the American and French revolutions. The revolutionary consequences to British society (and its later manifestations in Western Europe) of the agricultural and industrial revolutions also called for some sort of conservative analysis of resistance and accommodation

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

globalisation, and in the confused and atomised societies undergoing profound changes it is a source of dignity, security and social cohesion. It is not likely to fade away in this century. Growing competition for water, oil, food, land and clear air is likely to be a feature of international and domestic political life during the twenty-first century, so war between nations is likely to continue. Summary

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis and Kostas Ifantis

integration is allowed, or indeed prohibited. In fact, viewing the Community through the relatively modest lenses of international regime theory risks missing important points about the dynamics of formal interinstitutional linkages at the regional level and the importance of domestic politics in shaping transnational affairs. Perhaps this is the strongest critique of 28 Theory and reform in the European Union regime analysis as applied to the European integration process: politicisation and grassroots democratic concerns often determine the limits of regime formation at

in Theory and reform in the European Union
Thomas Robb

cooperation.163 In London, Heath believed that Nixon’s domestic problems had driven the US decision to move to DEFCON III, which, in turn, was seen as a grossly disproportionate reaction to the situation.164 Perhaps the prime minister was correct to think that domestic politics had played a part in the decision. However, he failed to grasp that US policy was determined to exclude the USSR from the region, and US actions were conditioned in pursuit of this ambition. Regardless, Heath was nonplussed by American actions and was determined to ascertain why the US had employed

in A strained partnership?
Rhiannon Vickers

recognition was in keeping with its policy of international solidarity and was seen by many on the left as a policy success, it led to domestic political problems, feeding the accusations of being ‘soft’ on communism that arose out of the Zinoviev letter and the Campbell case and which contributed to the general election defeat in October.51 J. R. Campbell, the acting editor of a Communist paper, Workers Weekly, and a leading member of the British Communist Party, was arrested under the Incitement to Mutiny Act on Vic04 10/15/03 90 2:10 PM Page 90 THE LABOUR PARTY AND

in The Labour Party and the world, volume 1
Rhiannon Vickers

forty-eight hours. This included the suppression of any antiAustrian propaganda in Serbia, and Austrian participation in the Serbian investigation into the assassination. Serbia, which was suffering from domestic political problems at the time, raised objections to this last demand. Germany pressured Austria-Hungary into declaring war on Serbia on 28 July, with both thinking that if they were united, Russia, the Serbs’ ally, would not get involved. Austria-Hungary subsequently began mobilising its armed forces. However, Russia supported Serbia and felt that if it got

in The Labour Party and the world, volume 1
Patrick Doyle

discontent partly arrived out of the economic sphere by examining how the war effected the co-operative movement's position. An important factor in the promotion of disaffection came from Æ's intellectual positioning of co-operators in an increasingly hostile state system. He shaped the perceptions of nationalists that the war allowed Britain to impose a tyrannical economic arrangement on the Irish people. The outbreak of the First World War overturned the prevalent political circumstances across Britain and Ireland. The domestic political context

in Civilising rural Ireland
Managing the criminal facets of war economies
Jenny H. Peterson

realities into their decisions and an ability to negotiate with domestic political concerns. However, this also acted as a strong signal in terms of where the loyalties of the UN mission lay. In this case, ‘Albanian law’ was chosen over ‘Serbian law’. It was one of the first gestures which would allow for a shift in the balance of power within the territory and within the region – a shift, which as will be further discussed, has facilitated the creation of an Albanian-dominated political-economic environment. In the field of security sector reform, however, there is also

in Building a peace economy?
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Protecting borders, confirming statehood and transforming economies?
Jenny H. Peterson

the borders not only makes a strong statement about the status of Kosovo as an independent entity, but is also a clear tool for the international community to monitor the movement of goods and people across all borders, preventing economic, political or social problems from arriving at their own borders. In this sense, customs services are not necessarily created in order to transform domestic political-economic relationships, but rather are created as a form of containment with the primary goal being to protect the economies and borders of powerful states. Moreover

in Building a peace economy?
DSI approaches and behaviours
Jenny H. Peterson

willing to take the risk of engaging in the difficult issues found through an SPE analysis. From occasions where DSI actors have implemented programming that would be reflective of an SPE reading, a preliminary analysis of factors which might allow the problem of choosing apolitical strategies to be overcome emerges. Some initial thoughts on what might facilitate such ‘policy moments’ are worth highlighting. Changes in domestic political context are one factor which can create the space to engage in more politically ‘risky’ programming. For example, suggestions that

in Building a peace economy?