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be toted through fourteen London marginal constituencies in an open car with Macmillan beside him’. The issue of Anglo-American relations featured in British domestic politics: Wilson told Johnson that Edward Heath, the new Conservative leader, 3 was ‘now attacking our defence review on the grounds that it drives us too closely into relations with you’. In a similar vein, Heath’s predecessor, Alec Douglas-Home, had called

in A ‘special relationship’?

Longhurst, Germany and the use of force.qxd 30/06/2004 16:25 Page 25 2 Stunde Null and the ‘construction’ of West German strategic culture Interest politics alone . . . cannot account for Germany’s pacifistic military security policy, nor does it provide a satisfactory explanation of Bonn’s approach to national sovereignty or its aversion to unilateralism. One must look beyond material and political interests to the politics of national identity in post war Germany, which unfolded in searing domestic political debates over rearmament, reunification, and

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the polis, regimes not only strengthened their support bases internally and externally, but also framed their 188 188 Houses built on sand responses as necessary to defend the state, speaking to domestic and international audiences in the process.41 The emergence of politically charged sectarian narratives reveals the spatial aspects at play in the relationship between politics and Islam, as domestic politics clash with the geopolitical aspirations of regional powers. By locating national events within (geo)sectarian narratives, regimes derive legitimacy and

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and ideologies across state borders routinely opened up schisms between regimes and societies and, in turn, shaped the spatial landscape. Amid the presence of a shared normative environment populated by a melange of identities and ideologies within and across state borders, what happens in one state has the capacity to impact upon political life in another. Thus, regime efforts to maintain domestic power are predicated upon regional machinations, which may also impact upon domestic politics. Central to such fusion is a concern with creating order and regulating

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British women in international politics

US women’s movements could have nothing to learn from one another. When the issue of peace work was raised at the 1899 Congress it was widely accepted as a worthwhile principle, yet when the ICW tried to transform argument into practical work, it met with considerable opposition and inertia at national levels. In addition to disputes over if and how such work could be practical, member 144 british women in international politics Councils tended to prioritise other issues, such as domestic politics, over foreign concerns. Particularly during periods of

in ‘The truest form of patriotism’
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Vic08 10/15/03 10:25 PM Page 192 Chapter 8 Conclusion The nature of Labour’s foreign policy remains under-analysed and under-theorised. This is partly due to an academic division of labour: academics who study the Labour Party come from a domestic politics background, while International Relations scholars tend to focus on the state, and not party politics. It is also because the Labour Party itself has had great difficulty theorising and analysing the nature of its ideological stance on foreign policy. The differing ideological streams of the Labour Party

in The Labour Party and the world, volume 1

Vic02 10/15/03 2:10 PM Page 32 Chapter 2 The main political influences on the development of the Labour Party’s attitudes towards international affairs The Labour Party was born out of domestic political discontent, and its policies – to a greater extent forged in opposition up until the 1940s – tended to reflect this. Because of these two factors, Labour’s foreign policy reflected the party itself, the beliefs and standpoints of the various groups that came together to create it, and the dynamics between them, rather than necessarily the external world and

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of a strategic alliance in the energy sector (MercoPress 8/5/2013). Brazil attempted to mediate in Venezuelan domestic politics, asking Maduro to develop a political dialogue with his political opponents, Second attempt to negotiate the association agreement 191 including Henrique Capriles (MercoPress 14/5/2013). At the same time, Brazil was prepared to supply emergency shipments of food, up to 700,000 tonnes, to help the Maduro administration (MercoPress 14/5/2013). Other problems that had to be dealt with in Mercosur involved the lack of economic and

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Television and the politics of British humanitarianism

many observers, The Unknown Famine was an exceptional illustration of how a single piece of television reporting could transform an invisible ‘third world’ emergency into an international cause célèbre with significant domestic political consequences. ITV interpreted the film as a new phenomenon in broadcasting, where ‘a disaster fails to make the news headlines and instead hits the public through

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establishment of the OSCE Minsk Group in 1992, and of its system of three (Russian, American and French) co-chairs in late 1994. The temporary breakthrough of September 1997 came in response to a proposal of the co-chairs, but after that period the group was largely sidelined by the process of bilateral Kocharian – Aliev meetings. The two tracks were brought together in a Minsk Group-sponsored negotiating session between the two presidents in Key West in April 2001, but the talks yielded nothing but atmospherics – and the observation by the US co-chair that domestic political

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