been grasped and steps were taken, namely using government action to address such economic and intellectual inequality, to bring about that type of social organization that would deliver the masses with the correct knowledge to comprehend the Great Society and practise creative democracy. Quite simply, Dewey argued, without enacting such a change we ‘have no way of telling how the apt for judgment of social policies the existing intelligence of the masses may be’ (LW2: 366).4 The national and global eclipse of creative democracy The effects of the eclipse of the

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towards a more plural world order with several great powers. That has been, I suspect, the general drift in Eurasia over the past ten years and it will not now change. Europe’s postwar retreat Thirty years ago it was fashionable to observe that Europe was only a regional power, whereas the United States was a global power. When Americans talked about being ‘global’, they meant the Far East. Our attention was focused there because American diplomacy was about to play its ‘China card’, its greatest coup of the Cold War. By exploiting the breach between China and the

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the age of child refugees; the emergence of ash dieback disease) and on the conduct of research and innovation (e.g. on gene editing; management of the Zika virus), where issues related to security are ever-present. Last but not least, many of the topics listed above are global in nature. In this context we have seen the emergence of highly public conflicts around global institutions, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, where science and politics meet. In order to deal with such emerging and enduring matters and their impacts on trust in science

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Problematising the normative connection

d’être . Although the UN is at the centre of much empirical and normative research, its possibly evolving relationship to the wider international value system remains largely under-explored. More notably, despite the radical changes in the global political setting and in the UN’s scope of activities over the years, what exactly the UN stands for is not all that clear. We do know that the UN has a vast

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are partnered with corporate companies. We argue that media have become integral to humanitarianism and the changing relationships between organisations, institutions, governments, individual actors and entire sectors. Central to this book are analyses of the explicit, and implicit, power relations, and the structural global injustices, that shape the relationships created when communicating the suffering associated with

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values (Barnes 2012 : 6). Of course, practices of care among, say, mothers and children, or differently abled individuals and those who assist them, are very different from the relations and responsibilities of care that we normally consider to be most relevant to global politics. That said, if we are prepared to accept that questions about how we care for one another in the world

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Localizing global sport for development

, SfD emerged to address gaps in state provision, with the prominence of NGOs reflecting trends in development approaches nationally and globally. Subsequently, however, there has been divergence; the SfD sector has yet to reform (or be reformed) in line with significant changes in development governance more broadly. While there are relatively few empirical studies from Zambia, there has been global impetus from early in the twenty-first century towards more co

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Approaching golf and environmental issues

without regulation and a kind of environmental innocence, or ignorance, if you will. But that all began to change in 1962 when Rachel Carson’s book, ‘Silent Spring,’ hit the shelves. The ground-breaking work, a treatise on the dangers of pesticide use, caused much of society to take notice. ( Ostmeyer , 2001 : 41) What happened? What happened in and around the golf industry between the early 1960s and early 2000s that led to this change in tone and content

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, 1997, 2005b). Changed material conditions in the sixteenth century furnished favourable circumstances for enlargement of the geographical reach of world connections (2005b: 107–​10). Simultaneously, those conditions supported the emergence of early modernity as a global conjuncture of quite uneven and dissimilar processes –​including the conjoining of major trading networks, the European voyages of exploration, conquest and colonisation, and the multivalent activities of Indian traders in the wider Asian sphere. In his prolegomenon, Subrahmanyam picked out five key

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An introduction

‘knowledge democracy movement’? First, we are working on an assumption that social movements remain at the heart of local and global change, that they are important sources of power to shift the way people imagine various relations of power. With that argument we are building on the long tradition of learning and social movement theory and practice, including much that has been written about in earlier forms (Hall, 2009 a, b, c, d). Here we are not referring to engaged scholarship or HE and community engagement itself as a movement, although there are movement elements to

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