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From wasted time to damaged goods
Kinneret Lahad

language of temporal market exchange relations. As the textual analysis demonstrates, the statements and images through which single women are represented are imbued with age grading and age-based timetables, through which women are constantly objectified and evaluated. This is a pervasive instrument of social control, which confers normative standards and prescribes rhythms and mechanisms for inclusion and exclusion. The naturalized authority of time, coupled with the rhetoric of supply and demand infuse these schedules with potent discursive force and warrant the

in A table for one
Maria Karamessini and Damian Grimshaw

). Nevertheless, the persistently high share of low-wage employment suggests all is not well in the UK’s labour market. If the wage floor is rising against median earnings and the share of workers earning between the minimum wage and a threshold of two-thirds of median earnings is high and stable, it would appear that the rising minimum wage is not generating a sufficiently strong ripple effect in the bottom half of the wage structure. Instead, it seems that in the UK’s weak and perforated industrial relations context – absent of other wage standards set for example by industry

in Making work more equal
The restructuring of work in Germany
Louise Amoore

and values to the dictates of the market is a recurring theme throughout German social history, and is reinvigorated in contemporary debates on the possibilities and limits of restructuring. The Christian Democratic Catholic philosophies pervading the German experience of late nineteenth-century ‘catch-up’ industrialisation provided a defence of the principles of subsidiarity and coordination governing the relations between state, capital, industry, labour and family (Gerschenkron, 1962; Weiss, 1998). As Maurice Glasman has it: … a set of institutional practices

in Globalisation contested
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Relations between the European Union and Mercosur
Arantza Gomez Arana

which has led to a greater degree of economic openness in the Latin American markets. Thirdly, others have suggested that the change in relations between the EU and Latin America came as a direct result of the EU’s involvement in Central America. Furthermore, some authors have argued that the membership of Spain and Portugal of the European Union instigated a change in EU–Latin America relations. Finally, the end of the Cold War and the changes in the international balance of power have also been cited by those who claim that the change in EU–Latin American relations

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
Arantza Gomez Arana

Common Market and the Andean Pact and favouring the creation of programmes or projects with those regions (EP 1985). Cooperation agreements Support for cooperation agreements with Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and the support for bigger agreements with those countries. Support for cooperation agreements with other Latin American countries that are interested (EP 1976). Support for the continuation of the relations between Argentina and the EU and the conclusion of a cooperation agreement with that country (EP 1985). Source:  EP (1976, 1982 and 1985). Brazil

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
Lars Norén and Agneta Ranerup

; they differ from those in the private sector, however, because they regulate the relationship between the state and the citizen. In the study reported here, we were interested in guides to public services, and how they are supposed to help people to deal with the overflow of choice opportunities. We first present the theoretical framework that helped us to classify a number of such guides, and then describe how their originators intended to help the user deal with the overflow of choices. Market guides: a theoretical point of departure We differentiate between two

in Overwhelmed by overflows?
Tarik Kochi

in the philosophy of Hegel, I will show that there are resources within a theory of recognition which point to important questions of international political theory often ignored by liberal political theory. In what follows I will develop an understanding of recognition as a ‘hinge concept’ – one which links economic relations, the juridical form, moral claims and political

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Tony Fitzpatrick

turmoil was placed upon the Left and so the solutions of the political Right prevailed. The effect was the increasing use of markets, quasi-markets and private forms of investment, priority given to low inflation rather than full employment, privatisation and increased inequality. But the conservative agenda dealt not only with economics, but also with morals and social expectations. People were taught to expect less from each other. Social relations were individualised and structured as forms of contractual exchange; social disadvantage was pathologised and treated as

in After the new social democracy
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Some key issues in understanding its competitive production and regulation
Terry Marsden

. Examples are local shops and restaurants (for regional products), but also specialist retailers like ‘whole food’ and dietetic shops that play an important role in the marketing of organic products. A third category further enlarges the reach of SFSCs to extended relations in time and space. Here products are sold outside of the region of production to consumers who may have no personal experience of the locality. In most cases products are exported from the region to national markets, but some extended SFSCs may span large distances covering the globe. Examples of these

in Qualities of food
Christopher K. Colley and Sumit Gunguly

Introduction The dawn of the twenty-first century ushered in an era of new opportunity in Indo-US relations. While bilateral ties in the twentieth century were marred by the politics of the Cold War, as well as perceptions of American arrogance and hegemony, the first decade-and-a-half of the new century witnessed the world’s two largest democracies come closer together than they had ever been. There are multiple causes for the warming of ties between Washington and New Delhi, which range from shared democratic norms, to real and perceived economic

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific