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Liberal reform and the creation of new conflict economies
Jenny H. Peterson

building a peace economy_2652Prelims 25/11/2013 15:06 Page 125 Privatisation occurring amongst the companies and individuals involved, it is noted that ‘UNMIK suspected that rivalries between major political parties in part accounted for the willingness of the municipality to tolerate this action, as the workers placed at economic disadvantage by the action were primarily in LDK controlled Pristina, while the benefits accrued to workers in PDK Gllogovc’ (Eyre and Wittowsky, 2002: 27). The privatisation schemes, whilst failing to transform political economies of violence

in Building a peace economy?
The restructuring of work in Germany
Louise Amoore

state-societies (Giddens, 1998). Gerhard Schröder’s apparent embracing of the individualism and ‘workfare’ (Jessop, 1994) strategy of Blair’s ‘Third Way’ in his ‘Neue Mitte’ concept may be read as indicative of an acceptance of the necessary restructuring imperatives of a global economy. Yet, when we explore the debate taking place within and outside German state-society it becomes clear that the representation of Germany as a rigid and inflexible political economy in need of radical restructuring is by no means uncontested. An effective counter to neo-liberal claims

in Globalisation contested
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David M. Turner and Daniel Blackie

Phillips, The Blind in British Society: Charity, State and Community, c. 1780–1930 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), ch. 3. 17 Rose, ‘Work’, 187. 18 Emma Jacobs, ‘The Gig Economy: Freedom From a Boss, or Just a Con?’, New Statesman, 20 March 2017, http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/ economy/2017/03/gig-economy-freedom-boss-or-just-con, accessed 28 March 2017.

in Disability in the Industrial Revolution
Mads Qvortrup

current neo-liberals, scarcely less confident in their ideology, reason in much the same way; leave capitalism alone, and it will reach the panglosian best of all possible worlds. In both cases a belief in the objective laws of political economy has provided the theoreticians with the answer. And, in both cases self-interest was the key to understanding society. The utilitarians championed individual self-interest. This was especially true for Helvétius (Helvétius 1963: 204), who went on to become the main inspiration for Jeremy Bentham – and, indeed, Marx.8 Bentham

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Dimitris Tsarouhas

Social Democracy: Cultural and Ideological Problems of the Golden Age (Manchester: Manchester University Press). Aylott, N. and Bolin, N. (2007) ‘Towards a two-party system? The Swedish parliamentary election of September 2006’, West European Politics, 30 (3). Bäckström, U. (2007) ‘A-kassan behöver konkurrens’, Svenska Dagbladet, 22 October. Bergström, H. (2007) ‘Handelns jubel’, Dagens Nyheter, 14 April. Burkitt, B. and Whyman, P. (1995) ‘Lessons from Sweden: full employment and the evolution of Keynesian political economy’, Renewal 3 (1). Callaghan, J. (2000) The

in In search of social democracy
Jenny Edkins

hierarchical political economy and justifies continuing interventions and contemporary wars. For Duffield, security and development have become one and the same. Ilan Kapoor emphasises the way that humanitarianism, and celebrity humanitarianism in particular, serves to draw a veil over the operations of a capitalist economy and its production of inequality. It ‘closes down political contestation and attempts to naturalise the socio-economic status quo’. Drawing on Slavoj Žižek, he demonstrates how it works as an ideological fantasy and acts ‘as a cover for the advancement of

in Change and the politics of certainty
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

population dynamics. In particular, Foucault points to the rise of political economy in the late eighteenth century, focused on markets but also on other ‘natural’ dynamics influencing population such as agricultural production and birth rates. No less importantly, statistics offered a basis on which to represent things in the aggregate , so that trends and empirical laws could emerge amongst events that otherwise would seem contingent, accidental

in Go home?
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Bordering intimacy
Joe Turner

used in colonies to justify and shore up colonial dispossession, violence and subjugation (Trexler 1995). But it was also networked into metropoles with regard to who was identified as civilised and how people were incorporated into capitalist political economy. In light of this, family must be understood to play a vital role in claims to modernity and with it the capitalist heteropatriarchy central to the spread of empire (Wynter 2003; Quijano 2007). These are not histories that are behind us; they are instead alive in the fabric of how family functions today

in Bordering intimacy
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

popular classes interpret their rights is sharply at odds with the rhetoric and the practice of interventions and the broader function that states serve in the global political economy. What a sociological approach to peacebuilding and statebuilding explains is precisely why statebuilding will continue its course, despite suffering a crisis of legitimacy. Although legitimacy has been seen as indispensable for statebuilding, this is only limited, and instead must be seen in relation to the practices of coercion and extraction that maintain everyday order. War and

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
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Precedents to sustainability in nineteenth-century literature and culture
John Parham

, whether anxiety over ‘environmental crisis’ or the organic, systemic paradigms that underlie scientific and philosophical ecology (2007: 22–6). And yet Derek Wall’s Green History (1994) has a chapter on ‘Sustainable Development’ that includes three nineteenth-century writers – Percy Shelley, George Perkins Marsh and the French utopian socialist François Fourier; John Stuart Mill, in Principles of Political Economy (1920 [1848]), wrote about ‘the stationary state’; 33 34 Discourses of sustainability while Morris envisaged something akin to a sustainable society in

in Literature and sustainability