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Andrew Vincent

for green political economy. The first section of the chapter, briefly and non-controversially, identifies the underlying notion of political theory employed by most greens, examines two perspectives on green political theory and locates common green preoccupations. Second, the argument then turns to the history of the concept of nature. Third, having analysed the conceptual and historical dimensions

in Political concepts
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Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

. 11 . 19 See A. Cooley and J. Ron , ‘ The NGO Scramble: Organisational Insecurity and the Political Economy of Transnational Action ’, International Security , 27 : 1 ( 2002 ), pp. 5 – 39 . References Abruzzo , M. , Polemical Pain: Slavery

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Mads Qvortrup

republics on Earth [because] [m]en rarely deserve to govern themselves (Voltaire 1962: 257).1 Where Locke, Madison and Montesquieu envisaged that the lawgivers should be Chap005.p65 97 11/09/03, 13:35 98 The political philosophy of Rousseau held in check by second chambers, courts or a federal division of powers (i.e. through non-democratic and elitist schemes), Rousseau (inspired by the political system of his native Geneva) championed the people as the check on the rulers. Beginning in the Discourse sur l’inégalité and the Discourse on Political Economy, and

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Will Leggett

existing order, seeking marginal improvements inflated by self-deceiving rhetoric’. 2 Such a position is taken by David Morrison ( chapter 9 ) when he suggests that New Labour has adopted a neo-liberal political economy which is given a ‘human face’ by communitarian rhetoric in social policy. There are also social democratic critics who, while not

in The Third Way and beyond
Heikki Patomäki

reappeared in the revisions of the Cold War’s history 4 and in the topical security policy discourse about unipolarity and US hegemony. 5 In contrast to neo-realism, my focus is on social meanings and practices, relations of domination, and their political economy underpinnings. 6 From this angle, I analyse the global consequences of the tendency on the

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Sabine Clarke

research on the lines of the sugar research that was done at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad funded by the CPRC. 68 Aside from rejecting the proposals that came out of the industrial survey of 1948 on the grounds of political economy, the Colonial Office also expressed its concern about the political implications of the proposals set out by Fauvel, describing them as ‘controversial and far-reaching’. 69 The new instruments of the Caribbean Commission recommended by Fauvel and the US Section threatened to give the

in Science at the end of empire
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Jon Birger Skjærseth and Tora Skodvin

adopting and implementing joint international commitments. In essence, a regime cannot be effective unless it is able to change the strategies and behaviour of relevant target groups.2 Nevertheless, the analysis of international environmental regimes still tends to be state-centric (see e.g. Newell, 2000: 23; Miles et al., 2001). Neo-institutionalism, which in some version or another drives most analysis of international environmental politics, emphasises the importance of regimes, but downplays the role of non-state actors. Conversely, political economy emphasises non

in Climate change and the oil industry
Eşref Aksu

the Congo in general, and in Katanga in particular, see D. N. Gibbs, The Political Economy of Third World Intervention: Mines, Money, and U.S. Policy in the Congo Crisis (Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1991 ). 8 In January 1959, a major riot broke out in Léopoldville (Léopoldville was the name of both the

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin, and Steven Thompson

heart of the campaign to end private ownership in the industry and to replace it with nationalisation during the three or four decades prior to 1947.5 In each case, some of the political rhetoric drew upon tropes of pity as well as fraternity and justice, and had negative consequences for the perceptions of disabled people and understandings of disability. More generally, the labour movement in British coalfields attempted to undermine the idea of disability as a matter of individual morality and reframe it as a matter of political economy.6 This politicisation of

in Disability in industrial Britain
Current policy options and issues
Jenny H. Peterson

contribution to political economies of violence and for companies themselves to consider their potential role in violence before becoming deeply entrenched in the conflict dynamic. Linked to CSR programmes, Export Credit Agencies, government agencies which provide support for home companies conducting business abroad, have also recognised the need to ensure that the companies which they support are acting responsibility (Hildyard, 2005). Bodies such as Canada’s export development agency, the EDC, now also engage in extensive CSR reviews in regard to the Canadian corporations

in Building a peace economy?