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long as these points are remembered we can use Goodin’s formulation as a starting point for understanding the contrast between productivism and postproductivism. The common denominator for each of these welfare regimes is waged work. They may disagree on the nature of citizenship rights and duties, and on the relation between formal and informal labour, but the commitment to employment is pivotal to all three. This commitment derives ultimately from the view that underpins all developed societies: something is valuable proportionate to the extent to which it

in After the new social democracy
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, beauty, or wisdom. Photography placed sometimes less manicured images before a wider public; cinema and then television gave the images life, and made even more, potentially, fragile the image which the object of the vision sought for. But that slow erosion of control by the subject over the image was reversed with the rapid expansion, from the end of the twentieth century, of the Internet. Social media enabled all with access to a computer, a phone, or a tablet to present whatever images they wished of themselves, to the point where the gap between what could be seen

in Cultivating political and public identity
The intellectual influence of non-medical research on policy and practice in the Colonial Medical Service in Tanganyika and Uganda

to wean itself off metropolitan subsidy as quickly as possible, saw in Buhaya a source of significant revenue. Early investment in coffee nurseries and a degree of coercion soon brought spectacular results. By 1923 Buhaya’s coffee exports were already worth £113,387. By 1928 their value had more than quadrupled. Coffee was so well suited to eastern Buhaya’s farming system that almost all the land

in Beyond the state
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Middle English popular romances has been characterised by a thinly – if at all – veiled repugnance to the romances themselves, not only to their poetic form but their subject matter and the medieval audience who is imagined to enjoy them. As Arthur Johnston has demonstrated, it is in the middle of the eighteenth century, with the publication of the first modern editions, that the study of Middle English romance is born; more recent analysis by John Ganim, Nick Groom and David Matthews has exposed the ideologies latent in much of that early work and I build on their

in Pulp fictions of medieval England

after, a civil war broke out between Lon Nol’s forces and the Khmer Rouge, which the latter eventually won in April 1975. 5 The Khmer Rouge regime, led by Pol Pot and named Democratic Kampuchea in early 1976, pursued a determined campaign to eradicate all internal opposition to its Maoist programme in Cambodia. 6 The actual toll of the radical Khmer Rouge attempt to forcefully

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Political re-alignments

opposition, upon proper points, to the present administration’.6 The Rockinghamites nevertheless sought to achieve a united opposition vote when Parliament met on 24 November, by an umbrella motion under which all opposition MPs could unite. This was an anodyne amendment by Dowdeswell to the Address, deploring the omission of any measures to promote trade. The tactic failed dismally. In the debate no support came from either Grenville or the Bedfordites, and the amendment was rejected without a vote. Worse was to follow. Grenville had sat simmering with rage, because on

in George III

challenges to familiar identities. A despondent conviction that nothing can be done and that attempts either to change things or to resist change will be both futile and onerous can seek security in acquiescence. As the headmaster played by John Cleese in Christopher Morahan's film Clockwise put it, ‘It's not the despair, Laura. I can stand the despair. It's the hope.’ 4 The burden and uncertainty of change or resistance can lead to defensive passivity. But when change is either actively promoted or fiercely resisted, all the dimensions of identity achieve prominence

in Cultivating political and public identity
Screening Victoria

constitutional experts, Vernon Bogdanor, the main virtue of the monarchy is that it stands above party politics, which is, he argued in 2000, ‘of inestimable value in an age when politics has come to invade almost every aspect of our national life, choking all too many activities in its unnatural embrace’. 5 Certainly most surveys of British politics deal with the monarchy very succinctly: one 700-page tome covers the subject in

in The British monarchy on screen
The cultural construction of opposition to immunisation in India

against believing that proper health could ‘be achieved through a bottle of medicine or a surgical operation’; it nevertheless strongly supported vaccination. 13 Noting that India had the highest incidence of smallpox among all countries featuring in League of Nations statistics, it declared vaccination to be ‘the quickest and the most effective means of controlling the disease’ and deemed it to be ‘essential that primary vaccination should be

in The politics of vaccination
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The beast that no-one could – or should – control?

repository. The green route is free to the author – its costs hidden within repository investment and the traditional subscription model of publishing. Moreover, green open access is often subject to publisher embargoes, which constitute delays of months or years before the manuscript is released to public view. A subsequent announcement that the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) will require all publications to be open access to qualify as submissions to future research excellence framework (REF) exercises was agnostic on whether open access should be

in Science and the politics of openness