. However, it is not the events themselves that have informed the predominant explanations of global change. Rather, it is the technological and market forces held to lie behind them that are most commonly perceived as ‘creating globalisation’. Susan Strange argues that ‘technology has got ahead of regulation’ (1997a: 54) with the effect that technological change has become the ‘prime cause of the shift in the state-market balance of power’ (1996: 7). Others assert that ‘at the heart of the flexibilization of both production processes and firms themselves has been the

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distant historical legacy and its recent past, it combines these with unprecedented scale, complexity and ambitions. This amounts to a step change in expectations of what sport can deliver. This chapter will explore the global development, growth and operation of contemporary SfD. We do this, in part, by reviewing existing research on SfD. In this way, the chapter fulfils two key purposes in developing our analysis through the

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NGOs were growing uncomfortable with the effects of such images on public perceptions of the global South. Third, the film’s popular impact contributed towards significant changes in the British government’s approach to disaster relief policy. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Britain had struggled to adequately respond to a succession of major emergencies in Africa and Asia. Media coverage of

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Future Earth, co-production and the experimental life of a global institution

singular centralised agency policing their boundaries? Or are they best seen as hybrid networks, configurations or assemblages of the scientific and the political, the material and the epistemic, the social and the natural? Or perhaps it is more productive to consider our epistemic apparatus not as a monster itself, but as facing monsters in the process of its continuous (re)formulation, (re)definition and (re) structuring. This chapter explores efforts to bring about transformations in global environmental change (GEC) research institutions, communities and cultures. In

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8 Lessons to be learned from the EU policy towards Mercosur Introduction Russia and China, as well as partners in Latin-America, deserve a clear European strategy. Africa has, unfortunately, been absent from the EU’s strategic agenda for years and needs to be reengaged … The Union can be a global actor considering we possess the objectives, principles and instruments. Unfortunately the political will is often lacking and the question is whether the EU Member States will take action to change this. (Moratinos 2010) The views of Miguel Angel Moratinos, Spanish

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2 Sport, development and the political-economic context of Zambia This chapter examines how the wider political and economic context in Zambia has been influential in shaping the historical governance of sport and the expansion of the SfD ‘movement’ in the country. As the previous chapter has shown, within the academic literature most attention has been paid to the global expansion of SfD; a further, smaller body of

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challenging for economists. One way to define the ‘quality turn’ is as a change in the demand regime: other factors than prices are taken into account by consumers situated in a global market developing a differentiation of services. The notion of chap 3 13/8/04 64 4:14 pm Page 64 Qualities of food ‘turning-point’ implies structural evolution. Institutional supports are necessary if we invoke factors other than price to circulate knowledge about product qualities. These institutional supports are referred to as the ‘economy of quality’, following Karpik (1989).3 In

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, opportunity, perception and aspiration do not still exist, since clearly they do, maintaining inequality in many global contexts. However, focusing on any one economic group as the agent of change is misleading in the extreme, just as hanging on to notions of class more reminiscent of the era of George Orwell (1949, 1984) or Richard Hoggart (1957) is also unhelpful. It is important to remember that in times of social change, the working classes have been found to work both for the forces of liberation and reaction, as have members of the other socio-economic classes. As

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The case of the Netherlands

to function had become still more complex. The forces with which the Dutch institute had had to contend in the 1980s and 1990s derived from global changes in industrial organisation and economic ideology, and a pressure to standardisation. Now, however, domestic politics were increasingly impacting on vaccine policy. Many authors have written of the growing involvement of ‘health care consumers’ in policy making, and of an erosion of trust

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1995; Birochi 1999). Some indicate that these changes were due to wider changes in the international arena. With the end of the Cold War, the EU was given the chance to develop a global vision and a space in which to do it (Aldecoa Luzarraga 1995; Birochi 1999). The internal changes in the EU, especially its increased integration, have also been mentioned in this regard (Aldecoa Luzarraga 1995). For Laporte Galli (1995), the reasons are various: firstly, the Commission had an ambition to develop an external policy with one voice, independent from the individual

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