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The dualist and complex role of the state in Spanish labour and employment relations in an age of ‘flexibility’
Miguel Martínez Lucio

much depends on how you define numerical flexibility and what the legal framework for temporary contracting is. 5 It is beyond the scope of this chapter to review the importance of the Basque state in its ability to inculcate stronger forms of social engagement and dialogue; greater attention in future is needed in terms of internal comparative analysis within Spain. 6 To be able to open a more systematic debate on this key period, the nature of industrial policy in the 1980s and early 1990s would have to be studied carefully and the financial accounts of key

in Making work more equal
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

contention that one is faced with a complex legal problem 39 which may or may not be resolved on an ad hoc basis. A second question is where to place the threshold for intervening with or without UN authorization: on systematic human rights violations (such as systematic discrimination akin to apartheid or ‘internal colonialism’), on something more grave, such as so-called egregious crimes (i.e. ethnic cleansing, war crimes, crimes against humanity), or only at the level of mass

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Jeremy C.A. Smith

53 3 Counterpoints, critiques, dialogues A challenge for the field of contemporary civilisational analysis is to rethink heterogeneity, plurality and differentiation in terms of porosity. Interaction between permeable civilisations on different scales and across different dimensions invigorates heterogeneity. If anything, civilisational analysis has yet to benefit from efforts to unearth regular patterns of interaction and gauge the results from long-​term rhythms of engagement on the endogenous dynamics of civilisations. The relational model proves to be the

in Debating civilisations
Catherine Rhodes

6 Scientific freedom and responsibility in a biosecurity context Catherine Rhodes Scientific freedoms are exercised within the context of certain responsibilities, which in some cases justify constraints on those freedoms. (Constraints that may be internally established within scientific communities and/or externally enacted.) Biosecurity dimensions of work involving pathogens are one such case and raise complex challenges for science and policy. The central issues and debates are illustrated well in the development of responses to publication of (‘gain of

in The freedom of scientific research
Lessons for critical security studies?
Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet

very particular European context, starting with the loosening of the internal borders in the then European Community as a result of the Schengen accords largely contributed to the development of reflections on security, circulation, and mobility. Largely informed by this political context, the medium- and long-term impact of enlargement processes on issues of external and internal security, especially

in Security/ Mobility
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Security/ Mobility and politics of movement
Marie Beauchamps, Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese, Bruno Magalhães and Sharon Weinblum

geography in order to provide a more comprehensive perspective on security and mobility. To be concise: there are no clear-cut boundaries to be found between those two strands of research, and scholars have already started to transcend the permeable membranes between different layers of movement, as is detailed below. And yet we feel that intensified dialogue between mobilities and immobilities can in fact yield additional benefits

in Security/ Mobility
Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America
Jeremy C.A. Smith

were fostered in multiple dialogues with foreign currents in philosophy, literature, politics and art and with Latin America’s own multi-​civilisational past. Modernists made careful study of foreign trends. However, they also routinely tempered engagement of international currents with the struggle to find a place for them in cultural life. Writers, poets, philosophers and activists often turned to traditions they saw as their own when looking to place themselves in the world. They were at their most creative when unapologetically synthesising southern experiences

in Debating civilisations
Maria Karamessini and Damian Grimshaw

more disorganised in a race to accumulate, then raising the statutory minimum wage may bolster support for (or subdue resistance against) the liberalisation project (Koçer and Visser, 2009). Unlike the crowding out frame, the thesis of legitimation is (in our interpretation) ambivalent about the procedure for raising the minimum wage: it may be achieved through trusting, tripartite forms of social dialogue – deliberative negotiation rather than stringent state control – since the distributive result is what matters for legitimation. There is a limit to redistribution

in Making work more equal
Introduction and overview
Damian Grimshaw, Colette Fagan, Gail Hebson and Isabel Tavora

for women’s wage penalties over the life course. Furthermore, employers’ exploitative practices towards female workers who are assumed to be locked into local labour markets are found to hinder wage prospects and the exercise of autonomy at work (Cooke and Xiao, 2014; Figart et al., 2005; Korpi et al., 2013; Lewis et al., 2008; Merluzzi and Dobrev, 2015; Rubery et al., 1999; Tavora and Rubery, 2013; Ugarte, 2017; Weinkopf, 2014). i) Labour market segmentation – Employers’ pay and ­employment practices (e.g. internal labour markets versus periphery ­segments

in Making work more equal
Sharon Weinblum

: We must control our borders – it’s the duty and right of each country […]. If over the five years or the decade the country is flooded with hundreds of thousands of illegal refugees, then there will be a real threat to our internal system, to the character of the state and its very future. (Prime Minister Netanyahu 2012b

in Security/ Mobility