A national ethics committee and bioethics during the 1990s
Duncan Wilson

championed in his Reith lectures remained conspicuous by its absence. This, however, looked set to change following the May 1997 election of Tony Blair’s ‘New Labour’ Party. The architects of ‘New Labour’ based their policies on a strategy known as the ‘Third Way’, which they used to differentiate themselves from the Conservatives and what Blair called ‘the fundamentalist Left’.118 This involved rejecting the leftist assumption that a strong state was a vital component of civil society and the Thatcherite belief that freedom could only be achieved by ‘rolling back the

in The making of British bioethics
Stephen Turner

the tradition of social theory, dominated by Marx, was no longer informative and needed to be replaced. His later, political, phase, reflected his rejection of the traditions of the Labour Party; without embracing liberalism: he sought a ‘third way’. The disconnect between the literature deriving from the reaction to Saint-Simon and the post-Marxist, or more precisely post-Stalinist literature, was a result of this different starting point. The former Marxists who faced an existential moral crisis after the

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Postfeminist genealogies in millennial culture
Stéphanie Genz

backlash years of the 1980s, the ‘Third Way’ 1990s and the uncertain, post-9/11 and recessionary years of the new millennium. Regardless of our spelling, it is not so much the hyphen but the prefix itself that has been the focus of critical investigations. As Misha Kavka observes, the question that has haunted – or enlivened, depending on your point of view – the discussions can be summarized as ‘how can we make sense of the “post” in “postfeminism”’. 21 Even though the structure of postfeminism appears to invoke

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Gender and contemporary fantasies of witchcraft
Alison Rowlands

to be taken seriously by the council and were regarded as in need of better religious instruction and of rescuing from the GENDER AND CONTEMPORARY FANTASIES OF WITCHCRAFT 161 clutches of their evil seducers rather than punishment. The boys’ youth rather than their gender thus shaped the handling of their cases. Hans Gackstatt was treated more harshly in 1587 but the council’s severity towards him can be accounted for by its initial uncertainty about how to treat child-witches and by Hans’ inconsistency under interrogation.161 The third way in which men could

in Witchcraft narratives in Germany
Bonnie Evans

creation of Tony Blair’s ‘third way’ and beyond. Nikolas Rose has questioned whether neoliberal policies of marketisation and privatisation have caused the ‘death of the social’, leading to a form of economic government in which active entrepreneurial citizens are encouraged to model their own lives through engaging in a market for welfare products such

in The metamorphosis of autism