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a broad spectrum of conflict and post-conflict formulas, including humanitarian intervention, peacekeeping, peace-building strategies and capacity-building, amongst others (Brahimi 2000; Chandler, Chesterman, and Laakso 2007; UN General Assembly 1945: 1.1 and 2.7).  2 The centrality of war in this account leads Centeno to speak of it as the ‘bellicist’ account (2003: 11–26).  3 Tilly differentiates states according to their organisational structure, including: citystates, tribute-taking empires and nation-states (1990: 21–5).  4 The last census dates from 1984

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
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The autonomous life?

Every Saturday night for thirty years, the renowned Vrankrijk, a squatters’ social center, has hosted a dance party which attracts a mix of squatters, punks, artists, radical left activists, hippies, university students, and tourists seeking to taste the underground scene in Amsterdam. Located on a beautiful street in the inner city, the building is enormous, standing four-stories tall, its facade covered by colorful murals in stark contrast to the eighteenth-century dollhouse architectural landscape of

in The autonomous life?
Criteria for ecologically rational governance

Sweden should be an ‘an internationally driving force and a forerunner in the endeavours to create an ecologically sustainable development’ (Swedish Parliamentary Record 22 March 1996). To achieve this objective, he and his party have alluded to the building of the democratic Swedish welfare state, the People’s Home. Ever since the SocialDemocratic coming to power this metaphor has ‘envisioned a democratic family in which all its members enjoyed equal status and participated collectively in decision-making’ (Tilton 1990:128). Said Persson: ‘[Our party] once built the

in Sweden and ecological governance

capitalism argument as a device for labelling national economies, Hall and Soskice’s (2001) vision of globalisation leading to a relatively benign process of nations building upon their path-dependent institutionalised strengths seems over-optimistic, given the extent to which liberalising pressures have been felt even in the core ‘coordinated market economies’ such as Germany (Holst, 2013), and the broader difficulties faced in persuading individual firms to tolerate ‘constraints’, even if their effects are acknowledged to be beneficial at an aggregate, national level

in Making work more equal

, but primarily from the reproduction of coercive and extractive practices embedded in state-making. Peacebuilding is premised on building state authority as a necessary means to achieve and consolidate peace, democracy and development. However, practice makes these aims more of a claim to legitimate authority than a manifestation of what is actually done. Peacebuilding’s everyday demonstrates that the reconstitution of political authority after conflict is plural, contradictory and improvised. Everyday forms of resistance therefore provide insight into the everyday

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
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Continuous theatre for a creative city

construction grew, the Loire was dredged to accommodate larger shipyards building larger ships. Seventeenth-century maps of Nantes depict a latticework of bridges connecting some ten or twelve small Resurfacing 141 islands to each other and to the Loire’s northern bank. With the growth of the shipbuilding industry, dredging operations displaced silt to the smaller fingers of the river, gradually forming a single land mass out of multiple islands. The northernmost islands became part of the mainland, while the others formed what is today the single Ile de Nantes. The

in Street theatre and the production of postindustrial space
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discourse and norms, while leaving space for the improvisational and instrumental ways in which policy field actors navigate and improvise against a policy field’s limitations (or the limitations of their own assumed role and position). This is a different sort of conceptualisation of what is tying actors together than the important scholarship conducted on identity-​building taking place alongside region-​ building in the Arctic during the 1990s. Here, cooperation was often seen as highly structured by mutually constitutive discourses and group-​and individual

in Arctic governance
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Post-crisis Asia – economic recovery, September 11, 2001 and the challenges ahead

partially offset by the higher costs of the government fuel subsidy. 9 Prices of IT stocks tend to be more volatile and more closely correlated internationally than those of traditional non-IT stocks. 10 In addition to the usual monitoring of exchange rates and macroeconomic aggregates, the ASP also monitors sectoral and social policies, including provisions for capacity-building, institutional strengthening and sharing of information. 11 Although some Japanese officials viewed the EAEG proposal favorably, the Japanese government had to oppose it publicly in the face of

in The Asian financial crisis

two colonies remote from one another might have common cause, this does not mean that their subjection to a single colonial power made them a single demos. A colony without statehood may be a candidate for self-government because the people there have become increasingly interdependent through their subjection within a bounded polity. The grounds lie in their need for autonomy rather than their capacity, and do not depend on their constituting a prior

in Democratic inclusion

species has become a geological force in terms of its capacity for affecting Earth's processes (Chakrabarty 2009 ; Crutzen and Stoermer 2000 ). At the same time, it is often overlooked that the Anthropocene functions as shorthand for a new system of planetary inequality, whose ‘terraformative power’ according to Timothy Luke ( 2003 ) enforces ‘asymmetries between different populations of humanity and

in Recognition and Global Politics