Credibility, dirigisme and globalisation

4 The political economy of French social democratic economic policy autonomy 1997–2002: credibility, dirigisme and globalisation Ben Clift Introduction: the crisis of social democracy The U-turn of French Socialism in 1983 saw a retreat from egalitarian redistribution, full employment and social justice as the priorities of economic policy. A prolonged period of ideological and programmatic flux ensued. The manifest failure of a decade of Socialist Government to make any impression on the soaring unemployment figures was devastating. This, acting in tandem with

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donor governments has at least generally come with certain stipulations about human rights and relative autonomy for international relief NGOs in the field. The Chinese have no such agenda, and governments in the Global South have come to understand this perfectly. In short, there is no need to apply to Washington or Brussels when making the same application to Beijing comes at a considerably lower cost in terms of what has to be conceded vis-à-vis humanitarian access, let alone human rights guarantees. The advent of a multipolar world poses an

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design

. Having devoured, since the 1970s, the last areas of economic and institutional autonomy still outside of itself ( Sloterdijk, 2013 ), other than profitably recycle the precarity it now produces in abundance, so to speak, late-capitalism has no other future. Incorporating the Wired Slum For decades, the global South’s huge informal economies have dwarfed conventional economic activity ( Dunaway, 2014 ). Enabled by connectivity, the long downturn has encouraged late-capitalism to move beyond the South’s enclaves and the special economic zones

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Learning from the case of Kosovo

’s peacekeeping force (KFOR) received its mandate from UNSC Resolution 1244 as well as a Military Technical Agreement signed with the former Yugoslavian regime. They cooperated closely with the civilian arm of the UN trusteeship, UNMIK, whose 81 4062 building a peace economy_2652Prelims 25/11/2013 15:06 Page 82 Building a peace economy? mandate also came from UNSC Resolution 1244. The resolution had two basic tenets: first, a commitment to the territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and secondly the creation of substantial autonomy and self

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conflict itself and in the post- conflict phase. As with other sectors of Kosovan society, the judiciary enjoyed a fair amount of independence from the national government. In 1969, alterations to the Serbian constitution granted Kosovo its own Supreme Court, although Yugoslav legal codes continued to be used. On the security side, there was also a fair amount of freedom throughout the 1960s and early 1970s (Caygill, 2001; Vickers, 1994). Both of these trends were reversed with the revocation of autonomy in the late 1980s and as with other public services in Kosovo

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The nature of the development-security industry

constrained by the ideational categories they have inherited from within their own societies and through which they make sense of the world . . . the pre-existence of these ordering mechanisms does not strip the individual of autonomy; for, in recognizing and acting within these constraints, individuals are reproducing them and hence retain the possibility of changing them. (Dodge, 2010: 1271–1272) Therefore, it is important to recognise as we move through forthcoming analyses that whilst ideologically liberal foundations tend to drive actors within the DSI towards a more

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Liberal reform and the creation of new conflict economies

of its coinage from silver mines at Artana/Novo Brdo’ (KTA/UNMIK, 2005: 2). In the 1930s, Seltrust, a British company, helped create modern mining around Mitrovica and in turn, during the Second World War, allied forces used batteries produced at Trepça (KTA/UNMIK, 2005). In relation to the most recent conflict over Trepça, the revocation of autonomy at the end of the 1980s and the subsequent transfer of assets to Serbian interests also involves several international actors. Assets transferred to Serbia were in turn sold to 131 4062 building a peace economy_2652

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Governmental power and authority in democratic ecological governance

2579Ch7 12/8/03 11:56 AM Page 181 7 Where the buck stops: governmental power and authority in democratic ecological governance Ecological governance and the authority of government The preceding chapters analysed what Sweden has done, and how far that country has come, in creating structures and processes of governance for the sustainability of the commons and the autonomy of the individual within the limits of democracy. One conclusion is that while the logic of ecological rationality may seem attractive in terms of sustainability and autonomy when laid

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, however, some form of effective centripetal sovereign authority rooted in distinct territories was arrived at by historical trial and error as being necessary (if not sufficient) for the democratic resolution of deepseated conflicts among competing interests and values. Some minimal overall level of endogenous structural coherence and exogenous structural autonomy has been required for stability and effective governmentality. Thus what we instinctively think of as ‘modern democracy’ has been built on the presumption that the underlying ‘society’ that is to be

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2579Ch6 12/8/03 11:55 AM Page 148 6 Democracy and ecological governance – a balancing act Sustainability and democracy: a political dilemma Legitimising the balance between sustainability and autonomy; the need for democratic politics As pointed out in Chapter 1, this book builds on the normative argument that ecologically rational governance must strive for sustainability within the limits set by democracy and individual autonomy. The relationship among these values is quite complex. On the one hand, effective and in the longer term successful ecological

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