have been transformed into plcs raises particular issues in the case of professional league sports. In particular, it is evident that institutional investors in football clubs may have very different objectives from those of supporter shareholders. Unlike the latter, institutional investors do not contribute directly to the joint production of the product. At the same time institutional shareholders are not subject to the kind of brand loyalty that makes them peculiarly vulnerable to exploitation of local monopoly power. This implies that there is an incentive for

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What contribution to regional security?

region is vulnerable to the security threats associated with organised crime, drug trafficking and corruption, which grow out of the endemic economic hardship, social inequality and civil unrest in the area.18 The internal weakness of most BSEC countries in transition and their vulnerability to outside pressures, as well as their inadequate or absent integration into new security frameworks, have intensified the overall climate of regional insecurity. These states are at different stages of the political and economic transition towards democratic societies and market

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11 The post-independence state and the conservative marginalisation of women This chapter examines first how it was that the structure of the ‘traditional’ extended family and its values, often referred to as ‘neopatriarchy’, was able to adapt in a dynamic way to the challenge of rapid social and economic change. This survival helps to explain why patterns of male domination remained so all-powerful and generalised within Algerian society, so that politically vulnerable post-independence governments preferred not to challenge the status quo on the position and

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is a long-standing one. This applied to the state's – or the public sector's – provision of public health. 3 Britain was a nation to be protected from foreign diseases. 4 Anxieties were raised whenever an outbreak occurred – a sign of how rare smallpox had become, but also of the dread which it still elicited in the general public. Smallpox represented Britain's vulnerability to outside threats in a world of global mass transport by air and sea. And, as Roberta Bivins has shown, it came to be symbolic of Britain's relationship with her empire as attention shifted

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The Algerian war and the ‘emancipation’ of Muslim women, 1954–62

In May 1958, and four years into the Algerian War of Independence, a revolt again appropriated the revolutionary and republican symbolism of the French Revolution by seizing power through a Committee of Public Safety. This book explores why a repressive colonial system that had for over a century maintained the material and intellectual backwardness of Algerian women now turned to an extensive programme of 'emancipation'. After a brief background sketch of the situation of Algerian women during the post-war decade, it discusses the various factors contributed to the emergence of the first significant women's organisations in the main urban centres. It was only after the outbreak of the rebellion in 1954 and the arrival of many hundreds of wives of army officers that the model of female interventionism became dramatically activated. The French military intervention in Algeria during 1954-1962 derived its force from the Orientalist current in European colonialism and also seemed to foreshadow the revival of global Islamophobia after 1979 and the eventual moves to 'liberate' Muslim societies by US-led neo-imperialism in Afghanistan and Iraq. For the women of Bordj Okhriss, as throughout Algeria, the French army represented a dangerous and powerful force associated with mass destruction, brutality and rape. The central contradiction facing the mobile socio-medical teams teams was how to gain the trust of Algerian women and to bring them social progress and emancipation when they themselves were part of an army that had destroyed their villages and driven them into refugee camps.

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, lecturers – even the police, who under the newer Operation Nexus are forced to take a more active role in immigration enforcement, potentially jeopardising relationships with vulnerable groups and deterring those with insecure immigration status from seeking help. The media play their part in this ‘performative politics’ of immigration, sometimes reproducing, sometimes countering invasion imaginaries or the narrative that the UK is a soft touch when it comes to

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responsibilities of those who care for particular others, often dependent and vulnerable, in intimate, domestic or familial – “private” – contexts’ (Walker 1998 : 51). In many ways, it is not surprising that feminist critique has been centred on ‘autonomous man’, ‘that centerpiece of modern Western culture and protagonist of modern moral philosophy’, and the discourses of rights and justice

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Applied drama, ‘sympathetic presence’ and person-centred nursing

way that applied drama can transform health care training is to encourage a shift in the conception of care from fixed adjectival forms (such as ‘I am a caring person’ or the ‘care system’) towards more fluid and relational verb forms (such as ‘I care for you’ or ‘we care for each other’). This shift supports a mutual and pragmatic recognition of vulnerability, interdependence and contingency, reflecting the debate between the paradigm of an ethics of care and more traditional virtue ethics. For example, Held ( 2006 ) characterises virtue ethics as emphasising

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vulnerabilities in the face of climate change are intimately and intricately entwined with those of other beings, rather than separate from them (Mitchell 2014 : 13). Furthermore, the attention to shared suffering also helps to bring realization of what James Rowe ( 2003 ) has aptly called ‘the mutual paradox [of] how the nonhumanities of human design are unevenly transforming both human

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) searching for accommodation after her boyfriend Jerry (a cocktail of macho aggression and petulant vulnerability created by Laurence Harvey) is arrested for murder. Repeatedly recognised and rejected by landladies, Viviane eventually sees and answers the advertisement ‘Room To Let, No. 4 Albion Road, No References Required’. It turns out to be a boarding-house for unmarried mothers, run by unscrupulous and

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