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A managerial perspective
Peter McCullen and Colin Harris

the diffusion of new forms of transportation and communications technology. The period of simple modernisation extended from the Enlightenment to sometime after the Second World War, the year of the first satellite TV broadcast being sometimes identified as a watershed. Aspects of simple modernisation include the control of nature, administrative power, industry, the mechanisation of war

in The Third Way and beyond
Sarah Hale

part of ourselves. It depends upon suppressing . . . the fullness and wholeness of our natures. 62 The ‘ personal life’, in contrast, demands a relationship with one another in which we can be our whole selves and have

in The Third Way and beyond
Matthew S. Weinert

prejudices of multiple sorts, render the recognition project provisional if not tenuous. Such is, unfortunately, the nature of life with others. This is not to suggest that recognition theory does not explicitly (if not always fully) engage the question of how recognition is achieved. Hayden and Schick's tracing of recognition theory in the Introduction to this volume strongly suggests

in Recognition and Global Politics
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The study of European Union relations with Mercosur
Arantza Gomez Arana

concept of ‘actor capability’, which he defined as the ‘capacity to behave actively and deliberately in relation to other actors in the international system’ (Sjöstedt 1977: 16). According to Bretherton and Vogler (1999 and 2006), the EU’s presence is almost everywhere, to different degrees. Other scholars who focus on the presence of the EU are Hill and Smith (2005) and Soderbaum and Van Langenhove (2005). Soderbaum et al. (2005) contend that there are many questions on the nature and impact of the EU as a global actor. One of those questions is whether the EU is part

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

the legal framework, and consequently the internal rules, for both policy-making and decision-making. This outline of the introduction of the legal framework is followed by a discussion of policy-making processes. This will enable us to develop a greater understanding of the sequence of events which occurred during the course of those agreements. The final section of the first part of this chapter will provide an analytical account of the various roles of the actors involved in the creation of trade, cooperation and association agreements, particularly the nature of

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
The European union’s policy in the field of arms export controls
Sibylle Bauer and Eric Remacle

-General of the WEU) as well as the designation of Chris Patten as ‘Super-Commissioner’ for External Relations 6 are structural measures towards this objective. Despite some criticisms of federalists against the creation of the post of ‘Mr CFSP’ (Dehousse 1998 ), this solution of a Council–Commission tandem seems to be the only one able to reflect the consociational/confederal nature of the second pillar which makes it necessary to base it jointly on

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
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M. Anne Brown

. East Timor’s principal ‘difference’ from Indonesia lies in its colonial history – its approximately 450 years of Portuguese influence and control, in contrast to Dutch colonisation of other territory in and around the archipelago. Given the highly heterogeneous nature of Indonesia, with approximately 13,000 islands and hundreds of different ethnic and cultural groups, other forms of difference, of which there are many, find their weight within this overarching context. The East Timorese are ethnically diverse. They speak a number of distinct languages, the most

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
Bill Jordan

guarantees (social rights) by members born into national communities of fate (citizens). Rawls in turn built these assumptions into his theory of justice, which provided a liberal endorsement for social democratic policies. 1 His communitarian critics of the 1980s, 2 while lamenting the decline of family, associational and religious life, did not fundamentally question the nature of the political community itself, or the duties

in Political concepts
Knud Erik Jørgensen

explanations are more purist nomothetical than I find necessary. The problem is, in Denzin and Lincoln’s words, that ‘too many local case based meanings are excluded by the generalising nomothetic positivist strategy. At the same time, nomothetic approaches fail to address satisfactorily the theory and value-added nature of facts, the interpretative nature of enquiry and the fact that the same set of facts can support more than one

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Paul Cammack

has broken away from tradition and nature. 20 Passing over the preposterous implication that BSE should be embraced as an opportunity to take an energising risk, the same technique is to be observed here as was applied to ‘solidarity’ – where the link between mutual responsibility and collective provision was

in The Third Way and beyond