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Individuals acting together
Keith Graham

actually covers several different possibilities. We may be unaware that a CA exists at all, or unaware of its exact nature; we may be unaware that it has acted on some particular occasion or unaware of the actual significance of what it has done. And ‘we’ here may be either the constituents of the collective agency or observers. In any event, a CA does not necessarily involve shared meanings and understandings in the way intended

in Political concepts
Adrian Hyde-Price

‘a set of attitudes, beliefs, and sentiments which give order to the foreign policy process and which provide the underlying assumptions and rules that govern behaviour in the international system’ (Kirste and Maull 1996 : 284). Only by taking cognisance of the reflexivity inherent in the relationship between interests, institutions and identity, this chapter suggests, is it possible to understand the nature and dynamics

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
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Universalism and the Jewish question
Robert Fine and Philip Spencer

fundamental questions it asks are about the nature of the harm Jews supposedly inflict on humanity, the reasons why the Jews are so harmful, and what is to be done to remedy this harm. The ‘answers’ it finds to these ‘questions’ are diverse within a certain semiotic unity. Among the harms Jews have been supposed to inflict are economic harms like usury and financial manipulation; political harms like betrayal and conspiracy; social harms like

in Antisemitism and the left
Robert Fine and Philip Spencer

would have to demonstrate commitment to the general cause of humanity and they could do so only by abolishing Judaism. As Bauer put it: ‘As long as he is a Jew, the restricted nature that makes him a Jew will inevitably gain the ascendancy over the human nature which should join him as a man to other men’. 14 Bauer may be read as radicalising the restrictions on Jewish emancipation imposed by the Jewish question. In Marx's first essay ‘On the

in Antisemitism and the left
M. Anne Brown

offered to Indigenous peoples. More positively, such a discussion is also a reminder of the dynamic and evolving nature of participation as a principle – a dynamism that will need to be engaged if the pattern of systemically imposed injury borne by this sector of the Australian population is to be addressed. Approaching health as a matter of human rights can be contentious – certainly more contentious than the subjects of the other two case studies, which can be easily bundled under the category of civil and political rights abuse. There can be

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
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Patrick Doyle

means for dairy farmers to remain competitive with their international counterparts. The technology reorganised the pattern of work with milk delivered to the creamery on a daily basis. Dairying moved outside of the home with an attendant consequence in terms of the gendered nature of work as butter making shifted from a feminine occupation to a masculine one. The creamery represented a new social and economic hub around which modern rural communities coalesced and relied for their sustainability. It was no accident that Crown forces targeted co-operative creameries

in Civilising rural Ireland
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Elana Wilson Rowe

attest to) the transnational nature of many Arctic concerns, which outstrip the ability of any one geographically bounded country to address alone. However, we have long needed better accounts of the actual diplomatic work –​the performances and practices of geopower  –​that have mattered for maintaining and continuously redefining Arctic cross-​border governance in accordance with 124 Conclusion     125 these broader interests. Hopefully, this book has made a contribution to this knowledge gap. Power in Arctic cross-​border cooperation This book has sought to show

in Arctic governance
Jeremy C.A. Smith

that civilisations continue to interact with a global plane to produce variation in world capitalism. Marx is a starting point. He had little to say about civilisation as such. Yet his deliberation on the imaginary of capitalism is suggestive of related problematics. Before exploring these problematics, Marx’s main conception of civilisation as expanding and conquering capitalist modernity must be summarised, as it is the main thrust of his political economy. Capitalism, in this view, adds to the store of humanity’s productive capacities while subsuming nature and

in Debating civilisations
The Third Way and the case of the Private Finance Initiative
Eric Shaw

nature of the problem they are to be addressing’. 58 The key factor impelling policy-makers to opt for one line of action rather than another is less often a detached and meticulously analysed assessment of ‘what works best’ than their ‘subjective view of the situation’ and the way in which they ‘characterise the choice situations that face them’: 59

in The Third Way and beyond
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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

the abiding imperatives of historical progress and the very nature of the academic archive, each envisioned as an intimate image of a reified West. Second, acute interrogations of dominant designs of a singular modernity, which have simultaneously revealed the contradictory and contingent nature of the phenomena as well as explored contending intimations of heterogeneous moderns. Finally, the placing

in Subjects of modernity