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that it should be the Great Community that picks its governors. The problem with this account, however, is whilst Dewey (LW2: 377) recognized the decline of modern sovereignty and his anti-essentialism saw him claim that ‘The State is pure myth’, he also understood that the loyalty of citizens to the cultural membership of the nation and its political fusion in the nation state would have to be taken seriously if global democracy was to be successful (LW15: 208–9). Dewey argued that the rise of European nationalism, which was cemented by the 108 John Dewey

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From starving children to satirical saviours

contribute to the positivity of the network. To ‘like’ content and ‘pages’ is now the most popular action taken on Facebook; every day the ‘like’ button is hit 3.2 billion times across the world contributing to what some have termed a ‘like economy’. 18 Facebook’s architecture scripts actions that conform to an ‘affirmative atmosphere, in which people only agree and do not disagree or express discontent

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Senses of country living in a Basque-speaking village

; Cloke and Little 1997). As in other parts of Europe, farming in Alkiza is in decline, while the construction of apartment buildings and the conversion of old farmhouses into residential houses is proliferating. The globalisation of the economy is fuelling the development of agro-industrial research and enterprise (Clunies-Ross and Hilyard 1992; Goering, Norberg-Hodge, and Page 1993), and the peasantry has become a vestige of what it was before, at least in terms of being a singular, small-scale, family-based activity with distinctive cultural features (Franklin 1969

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A cognitive perspective

suggested by Goodman (2002: 272): ‘organic production, other alternative agrofood networks, quality assurance schemes and territorial strategies to valorise local food product’. However according to Goodman, consumption has been under-theorised in the research devoted to the political economy of agrofood, and this has led him to call for an integrative approach to production and consumption. To integrate the consumption point of view in innovation studies regarding food chains is still a challenge for both sociologists and economists. One may observe that food markets and

in Qualities of food
Debates about potential and ambition in British socialist thought

optimism about the continuing progress of society through reason. There was also a belief M1738 - CALLAGHAN TEXT.indd 197 3/8/09 12:13:41 198 Resources for rethinking that a socialist restructuring of the economy and the pursuit of the moral, educational and cultural ‘uplift’ of the citizenry would be mutually reinforcing. From this perspective, socialism existed both to combat material poverty and to provide new opportunities, time and encouragement for people to develop themselves educationally and psychologically beyond their formerly prescribed roles in the

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penetrated by political arguments (Radaelli 1999a). As illustrated in Chapters 4 and 5, sport emerged on to the EU’s systemic agenda through the ECJ rulings in Walrave, Donà and Bosman. It was then transferred to the institutional agenda through the quasi-legal venue of the Competition Policy Directorate. As such, the sports policy subsystem was initially dominated by legal Single Market regulatory norms as opposed to the essentially political socio-cultural arguments advanced by Adonnino (see Chapter 1 and below). The Adonnino sporting agenda stressed the social

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made it difficult for ACP agricultural exporting states to benefit sufficiently from the preferences. The WTO ruling on bananas also does not appear to take account of the vulnerability of small island economies, such as the Windward Islands. Instead it takes a limited view of the ‘special and differential’ treatment permitted under WTO rules. On the other hand the EU faces external pressure to reform its own agri56 EUD3 10/28/03 2:41 PM Page 57 The unimportance of trade preferences cultural policy while facing internal pressure to maintain a socially acceptable

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environments are interconnected in complex spatial and hierarchical relations of power. We suggest that to understand their development we need to examine not only the particularities of a given human community and their cultural practices but more importantly their interconnected, interdependent, and international dimensions (Bhambra 2007; 2010). Since all modern economies are debt economies, this leads us to a more holistic account of debt as a technology of power within capitalist modernity. Since debt under capitalism is increasingly ubiquitous at all levels of society

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Precedents to sustainability in nineteenth-century literature and culture

sustainability even has a history is vexed. There is little indication, for example, of historical precedents in the book most often credited with enshrining the principles of sustainability in the environmental movement – E. F. Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful (1973). There’s little or nothing in academic studies of sustainability or, correspondingly, of sustainability in major cultural histories of environmentalism or ecology such as Donald Worster’s Nature’s Economy (1994). Indeed, some of those histories (though not Worster’s) are ambivalent about any nineteenth

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economic sclerosis of the 1970s consequently offered the opening that the sponsors of so-called ‘neo-liberalism’ had been seeking to remake the political economy of the industrialised nations. The neo-liberals were remarkably successful at attributing the blame for the economic downturn to ham-fisted Keynesian interventionism, wasteful public spending and inflationary trade unions, and at offering fresh prescriptions for public policy organised around counter-inflationary austerity, welfare state retrenchment, privatisation and deregulation. The new world that social

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