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characterised by features of the social-democratic state. So dominant an ideology is social democracy that it is now almost to impossible to imagine that a modern state could be shaped by any other beliefs. social democracy A reformist and moderate version of socialism that accepts a significant proportion of market capitalism, rather than seeking its outright abolition

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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An introduction

Socialism ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 1999 ). 6 These understandings of time and space – and their elaboration across Subjects of Modernity – draw upon and bring together the key emphases of a range of critical scholarship, which unravel the production of space, especially under capitalism, critiques of

in Subjects of modernity

(p. 68). Indeed, Kok declared that ‘the shaking-off of ideological feathers is a liberating experience’ (p. 63). The agreement on Flexibility and Security of 1996 (see below) illustrates the reconciliation of opposites. Lindgren 64 pointed out that in Sweden the ‘third’ or ‘middle’ way between capitalism and a planned economy – which is different from the British

in The Third Way and beyond
The Third Way and the case of the Private Finance Initiative

, March , London , House of Commons Committee Office . Williamson , O. ( 1985 ) The Economic Institutions of Capitalism , New York , Free Press .

in The Third Way and beyond

, R. ( 1996 ) The Blair Revolution: Can New Labour Deliver? London , Faber & Faber . Martell , L. ( 2001 ) ‘ Capitalism, globalisation and democracy: does social democracy have a role? , in L. Martell , C. van den Anker , M. Browne , S. Hoopes , P . Larkin , C. Lees , F. McGowan and N

in The Third Way and beyond
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Time and space

to inescapable critical singularity. These considerations foreground two sets of critical questions. On the one hand, what is at stake in critically exploring terms of power and dominant knowledge(s) without turning these into totalized terrain? Are attempts to pluralize power – for example, the forces of colonialism and capitalism, the stipulations of globalization and

in Subjects of modernity
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the language at the court of Catherine the Great in Russia could be French, whilst in Prussia Frederick the Great could name his summer palace ‘Sanssouci’. The widening of the community with which people identified beyond those who might, at least in principle, be immediately known and communicated with, by the accessibility of vernacular writings disseminated by what Anderson has called ‘print capitalism’, placed language at the heart of the imagined communities of the modern mobilised nation. 37 The language used, the

in Cultivating political and public identity
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The autonomous life?

debates in women and gender studies about “women’s culture” and “cultural feminism” as the antithesis of radical feminism in the second wave of the American Women’s movement. Cultural feminism was posited as a countercultural retreat which ultimately betrayed radical feminist goals to eliminate capitalism and patriarchy. Rupp and Taylor shift their focus away from the debates around the ideologies of these feminisms prominent in women and gender studies, and instead concentrate on the actual participants in the

in The autonomous life?

privately and I asked the speaker if by dressing like a punk, did he honestly feel that he was resisting capitalism? He responded that his fashion style of black clothing with carefully placed holes, piercings, tattoos, and dreadlocks (he was white), reflected his internal convictions. He then said that in the past, he wore a skirt as a form of resistance but that it proved too inconvenient due to the harassment that he received. Afterwards, reflecting on his statement, I realized that to be autonomous

in The autonomous life?
The evolving European security architecture

‘contradiction in terms’.104 Ifestos adds that ‘the turbulences of the 1970’s and first half of the 1980’s . . . [have] tended to discredit [the civilian power Europe approach]’.105 Pijpers went further in the late 1980s: ‘EPC has some striking deficiencies in the field of security’, stressing the lack of crisis management arrangements and the lack of co-ordination in the field of arms trade policy.106 A second, more limited, attack came from a left-wing inspired critique of capitalism. Galtung claimed that a civilian power Europe represented only an alternative to American

in Theory and reform in the European Union