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’s first years in office – when claims about its communitarianism were at a height. Furthermore, help for the worse-off has been in the form of the minimum wage, child-care provision and tax credits, all of which are available only to those in work, thus underscoring the conception of citizenship and inclusion rejected by Taylor. Neither Taylor’s theory in general nor his specific

in The Third Way and beyond
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The autonomous life?
Nazima Kadir

problem, such as the incident at the Vrankrijk, involving members of this community who make their own claims for inclusion, support and justice, upsets an underlying logic. It proves impossible for squatters to perform “backstage” as the articulate, assertive “front stage” activist who unwaveringly proclaims and acts on one’s ideals. The example points to a persistent contradiction between the two faces of squatting, and an unresolved problem in the heart of the squatters movement for the past forty years

in The autonomous life?
Arantza Gomez Arana

of the reorganization of the GSP has a negative impact on commitment. A wave of EU agreements with Latin American countries and regions including Mercosur The EU became the most important aid donor to Latin America. The use of the GSP was considered a way of stabilizing democracy in Central America and a way of helping the Andean Community (Caetano et al. 2010). The agreements that were created in the 1990s (the third-generation agreements) included the democratic clause – the signatories had to respect democratic values and be democracies. The guidelines of 1990

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
The Marshall Plan films about Greece
Katerina Loukopoulou

Civil War in Greece, which had erupted very soon after the liberation of the country from the Nazis. The Greek Civil War (1945–9) was fought between the Greek Government Army (backed by the United Kingdom and the United States) and the Democratic Army of Greece (backed by the USSR). 11 The MP publicity campaign in Europe was thus addressing a much more divided public. Scholarship on the MP films and the

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Arantza Gomez Arana

important aspect of the relations between the EU and individual countries in Latin America was the creation of a few short-reaching trade agreements – the ‘first generation agreement’. In addition to this, the inclusion of some Latin American countries into the generalized system of preferences (GSP) also helped the development of this relationship. The relationship between the EU and Non-institutionalized relations between the EU and Mercosur 77 Box 4.2  European Parliament resolutions supporting the relations between the EU and Latin America Regionalism Support for

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
Managing the criminal facets of war economies
Jenny H. Peterson

control? One of the cornerstones of liberalism, the rule of law is seen as essential in the development of prosperous, just and liberal societies (Peterson, 2010). Stable and impartial security services and judiciaries, based on democratic principles and a belief in universal human rights, are central to explanations regarding the pacific nature of liberal societies. However, while these liberal systems are often presented in this positive, peace-supporting light, other streams of analysis allude to a much more problematic side of this technology of liberalism. In

in Building a peace economy?
Current policy options and issues
Jenny H. Peterson

which have become a defining feature of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 16 4062 building a peace economy_2652Prelims 25/11/2013 15:06 Page 17 War economy transformation: policy issues A related cluster of targeted policies, which can broadly be referred to as resource governance initiatives, are also central to transformation. Including privatisation, anti-corruption/transparency programmes and resource-sharing mechanisms, this body of reforms seeks to improve public and private management systems related to resources, thus preventing them from

in Building a peace economy?
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Liberal reform and the creation of new conflict economies
Jenny H. Peterson

be seen as part of the wider political project of liberalising former communist and socialist economies. As Estrin notes, privatisation has ensured the ‘irreversibility of the reform process’ (1994: 18) as it has replaced a ruling class of authoritarian-communists with democratic-capitalists. Privatisation is a key tool in keeping communists, socialists and actors with leftist sympathies out of power and keeping regimes friendly to the developed liberal nations in control of transitioning states. Batt agrees with these assessments, concluding that economic policy

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

formal models imposed by the international community. There is also an ethical argument to be had related to the hypocrisy involved in some attempts by DSI actors to install such modes of governance. The DSI in fact uses techniques that contradict their own values and standards in order to bring post-conflict states and economies in line with the ideal liberal form of political-economy. They have broken their own guidance on judicial independence, democratic decision making and transparency. In this sense, transformation policies are in fact counterproductive to the

in Building a peace economy?
The United States Peace Corps in the early 1960s
Agnieszka Sobocinska

wanted to be, and what much of the world wanted America to be: superhero, protector of the disenfranchised, defender of the democratic faith’. 6 Whilst more critical of the Peace Corps, and focused on its gender politics, Molly Geidel has similarly pointed to its currency in the popular culture of the 1960s. 7 The historical literature has built our understanding of the Peace Corps’ operations during its first decade

in Global humanitarianism and media culture