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The restructuring of work in Britain

). Indeed, the City of London had established itself as the world’s centre for commodity trade by the late eighteenth century, and was relatively decoupled from industrial production. As a commercial centre the practices of the City of London were reproduced to serve the short-term needs of commercial activity, rather than the longer horizons of indigenous production (Ingham, 1984). On the one hand, it became possible for industry and finance to be defined and managed as distinct and separate realms. Meanwhile, on the other hand, tensions and contradictions continued to

in Globalisation contested
Defending Cold War Canada

them as traitors. Purported links to the Soviet enemy were sufficient grounds to denounce Canadian Communist Party members, trades unionists and ‘peaceniks’. As Whitaker and Marcuse have suggested, the Cold War in Canada had an enormous impact upon progressive indigenous politics, which was ‘rendered so difficult by the false choices apparently imposed by the rigidities of the Cold War’. 29

in Female imperialism and national identity
Imaginaries, power, connected worlds

of global history. Since the formative phase of human expansion, nomads have also re-​stimulated civilisational bases at different points (Cox, 2002: 144). Sea-​bound movements were crucial (Gillis, 2013: 22–​4). Voyaging brought distant ancestors of Australian Aboriginal civilisation through South-​East Asia to the southern 83 Inter-civilisational engagement 83 continent. In the last primary migration, Lapita peoples consolidated the western Pacific and then spread to Fiji and Samoa before completing colonisation of the ocean basin by reaching the Polynesian

in Debating civilisations
Economy, football and Istria

   126 that the government frequently criticised Istrians because of their attempts to establish close economic ties with Italy and Slovenia. Conversely, the government sold Istrian resources to foreign companies for considerably less than they were worth in order to discredit and weaken the indigenous economy. One example of this was the sale of Istrian Gas to the Italian firm, Agip, which Klapïiç claimed cost Istria millions of dollars in lost potential earnings.135 Therefore, Istria can be understood as a distinctive economic region because it is considerably

in The formation of Croatian national identity

critical race studies discussions, the politics of claiming rights has been broadly problematised since rights imply a certain allegiance to the nation state or other global governing bodies which can themselves be seen as agents of colonialist, patriarchal, and heteronormative power and violence (e.g. Brown, 1995; Haritaworn et al., 2014; Puar, 2007). In particular, indigenous feminist theorists have been at the forefront of pointing out how the notion of the nation state itself builds on heteronormative, capitalist, and settler-​colonialist ideas about modernity and

in The power of vulnerability
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Cultural and political change in 1960s Britain

Guardian believed this ceremony saw ‘the unity of a people expressed more convincingly than ever’.7 The indigenous view that Britons were happy with their political system was reinforced by US social scientists who, during the Cold War, searched for viable models of liberal democracy.8 To Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba, the country’s ‘civic culture’ was exemplary, being ‘neither traditional nor modern but partaking of both’. It was a ‘pluralistic culture based on communication and persuasion, a culture of consensus and diversity, a culture that permitted change but

in The Labour Governments 1964–70 volume 1
The restructuring of work in Germany

heavy industries required the concerted harnessing of capital, framing an ‘enabling’ role for the state in structuring bank-industry relations. The capital requirements of indigenous industries – investments in production and materials, technologies, education and training – were legitimated as domains for state intervention (Hobsbawm, 1975: 41-45). During the period of postwar reconstruction, the tripartite relationships between state, banks and industries were revisited, with banks reinforced as the key providers of capital for industry and, indeed, given a function

in Globalisation contested
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Indigenous smallpox had been eliminated from Britain in the 1930s, reducing its threat to the day-to-day lives of British people. The public had, however, come to fear a new disease which first reached epidemic proportions in 1947 – poliomyelitis. From that year onwards, regular outbreaks occurred during the “polio season” each summer. No cure was ever found. The only thing authorities could do was provide treatment for acute symptoms and continue research efforts into a preventative vaccine. By the end of the 1960s, the number of annual

in Vaccinating Britain

were attempting to use it to redefine conceptions of child rights and human rights. By the early 1990s, societies specifically for autistic children had been created in forty countries, among them countries as diverse as Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Russia and Trinidad and Tobago. 40 By the early 2000s, these organisations had spread to over eighty countries

in The metamorphosis of autism
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symbiotic process for the changing conditions of sovereign statehood in contemporary Europe.16 In attempting to explain the origins of political unions, McKay has put the issue thus: ‘What we have witnessed in Europe . . . is a movement towards The theoretical setting 5 federation which has indigenous rather than external roots, over which there is near unanimity among elites and which has already produced real results in terms of the delineation of power between national and supra-national (or federal) authorities.’17 Moravcsik, on his part, by developing a theory of

in Theory and reform in the European Union