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The Labour Party and the world, volume 1: The evolution of Labour's foreign policy, 1900-51

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ISBN: 9780719067440 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This is the first book in a two-volume set that looks at the foreign policy of the Labour Party throughout the 20th century, and into the early years of the new millennium. These books rectify the dearth of literature on both the political ideology and history of Labour's foreign policy. Through an in-depth political history of Labour's foreign policy in the first half of the twentieth century this first volume produces a new theorisation of the nature of the party's foreign policy. It demonstrates that from its inception, the Labour Party has been deeply involved in and interested in international affairs. The book also shows clearly that Labour has provided an important contribution to the development of foreign policy in Britain. The first volume outlines and assesses the early development and evolution of Labour's world-view. It deals with the foreign policy of the Labour Party during a very tumultuous period on the international stage, including the First World War, the Russian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, the build up to and violent reality of the Second World War, and the start of the Cold War. This highly readable book provides an excellent analysis of Labour's foreign policy during this period, in which Labour experienced power for the first time. It will be of vital use to scholars and students of British political history in the twentieth century, international relations and British foreign policy.

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politics --- union --- labour --- socialism

The Third Way and beyond: Criticisms, futures and alternatives

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ISBN: 9780719065989 Year: DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719065989 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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The Third Way is said to be the guiding philosophy for New Labour and centre-left parties and governments across the globe. Moving beyond attempts to define and defend the Third Way, this innovative collection embarks on a critical examination of this key concept. The editors draw on expert contributions from a range of disciplines and perspectives to dissect the Third Way in theory and in practice, assess its legacy and suggest alternatives. The book begins by reviewing attempts to define the Third Way. It then examines what the Third Way implies for our understanding of the economy and the state, before critically addressing the philosophical and practical implications of its attempt to use the term 'community'. The final section deconstructs Third Way rhetoric and discourse. The conclusion reviews how these critical insights might form a basis for alternative political projects. Written in a rigorous but accessible style, this interdisciplinary collection is essential reading for anyone with an interest in understanding a key idea propounded by New Labour and the contemporary centre-left. It will appeal to anyone studying politics, sociology, contemporary history, social policy, social and political theory, and applied philosophy. It provides both an introduction to the topic and new and original insights for specialists in the area.

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government --- politics --- labour --- socialism

Germany and the use of force: The evolution of German security policy 1990-2003

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ISBN: 9780719067082 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Mobilising the concept of strategic culture, this study develops a sophisticated and innovative framework to understand developments in German security policy between 1990 and 2003. Germany's contemporary security policies are characterised by a peculiar mix of continuity and change. From abstention in the first Gulf war, to early peacekeeping missions in Bosnia in the early 1990s and a full combat role in Kosovo in 1999, the pace of change in German security policy since the end of the Cold War has been breathtaking. The extent of this change has recently, however, been questioned, as seen most vividly in Berlin's response to '9/11' and its subsequent stalwart opposition to the US-led war on terrorism in Iraq in 2003. Beginning with a consideration of the notion of strategic culture, the study refines and adapts the concept to the case of Germany through a consideration of aspects of the rearmament of West Germany. The study then critically evaluates the transformation of the role of the Bundeswehr up to and including the war on terrorism, together with Germany's troubled efforts to enact defence reforms as well as the complex politics surrounding the policy of conscription. By focusing on both the 'domestics' of security policy decision making as well as the changing and often contradictory expectations of Germany's allies, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the role played by Germany's particular strategic culture in shaping policy choices. The book concludes by pointing to the vibrancy of Germany's strategic culture and argues that it will continue to define Berlin's approach to the use of force. Crucially, this may mean that Germany's perspectives may depart substantially from those of its key partners and allies. This book is essential reading for all those interested in contemporary European security as well as German politics.

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government --- politics --- germany --- german

Rethinking European Union foreign policy

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ISBN: 9780719060014 Year: DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719060014 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book reviews a variety of approaches to the study of the European Union's foreign policy. Much analysis of EU foreign policy contains implicit theoretical assumptions about the nature of the EU and its member states, their inter-relationships, the international system in which they operate and the nature and direction of European integration. In many instances such assumptions - not being discussed openly - limit, rather than facilitate debate. The purpose of this book is to open up this field of enquiry so that students, observers and analysts of EU foreign policy can review a broad range of tools and theoretical templates from which the development and the trajectory of the EU's foreign policy can be studied. Situated as it is at the interface between European Studies and International Relations, the book also seeks to engage the attention of readers who are anxious to understand how the European Union relates to the rest of the world and to explain the efforts of the EU and its member states towards the creation of a credible, effective and principled foreign, security and defence policy.

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diplomacy+g29 --- politics --- eu --- europe

A 'special relationship'?: Harold Wilson, Lyndon B Johnson and Anglo-American relations 'at the summit', 1964-8

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ISBN: 9780719070105 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719070105 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Drawing upon an extensive range of archival and secondary sources from both sides of the Atlantic, this pioneering book provides the first full-length study of the controversial personal relationship between Prime Minister Harold Wilson and President Lyndon B. Johnson, often drawing on material that has only recently been opened to the public. Whilst Wilson was a firm supporter of the idea of a 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States and wanted to use his dealings with the White House to strengthen his credentials as a world statesman, Johnson held the British leader in low esteem and disdained the idea of a 'special' Anglo-American relationship. Difficulties stemming from the Vietnam War, British economic weakness and the UK's abrogation of its world power status exacerbated the strain between Wilson and Johnson, leading to what was probably the most fractious and troubled of all the relationships between British prime ministers and American presidents. The work also explores the more general nature of Anglo-American bonds in this period, arguing that the impact of the substantive issues, along with the limitations of the relationship between Wilson and Johnson, led to a serious weakening of the high-level ties between Britain and the United States. This book will be of vital interest to students of British and US foreign policy, of Anglo-American relations, and summit diplomacy, as well as to those with an interest in Harold Wilson and Lyndon Johnson themselves.

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america --- diplomacy --- politics --- transatlantic --- britain

Der Irak-Krieg und die Zukunft Europas

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Book Series: Europäische Horizonte ISBN: 9783899422092 9783839402092 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839402092 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103251
Subject: Political Science
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Die weltpolitischen Konsequenzen des Krieges, den die USA und ihre "Koalition der Willigen" im März/April 2003 gegen den Irak geführt haben, sind noch immer nicht im Einzelnen abzusehen. Aber eine Folge ist bereits sichtbar: Von niemandem erwartet, ist eine intensive öffentliche Debatte über die internationale Ordnung und die zukünftige Rolle Europas in Gang gekommen. Der Irak-Krieg ist zum Katalysator einer breiten Diskussion über europäische Erneuerung und europäische Identität geworden. Die in diesem Band zusammengetragenen Beiträge sind Wortmeldungen in einer Debatte, die gerade erst angefangen hat, und sie sind zugleich Interventionen in politische Verwerfungen und Entwicklungen, von denen noch niemand genau weiß, wohin sie gehen werden und wohin sie gehen sollen. Die Beiträge von Ernst-Otto Czempiel, Jürgen Kocka, Gudrun Krämer, Herfried Münkler, August Pradetto, Emanuel Richter und Christian Tomuschat entstammen einer Vortragsreihe anlässlich der Verleihung des Karlspreises an

State and Society in Papua New Guinea

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ISBN: 192094205X Year: Pages: 445 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459731 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Politics and government; Social conditions; Papua new guinea

Creating Diversities

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789518580716 9789517466318 9789518580723 Year: Pages: 307 DOI: 10.21435/sff.14 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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"The effects of globalization and the momentous changes to the political map of Europe have led to a world in which multiculturalism and ethnic differences have become issues of increasing importance. In Nordic countries, relationships between new immigrants, local ethnic groups and majorities are created in ongoing and sometimes heated discussions. In transforming multicultural societies, folklore has taken on new manifestations and meanings. How can folklore studies illuminate the present cultural, political and historical changes? ""Creating Diversities. Folklore, Religion and the Politics of Heritage"", edited by Anna-Leena Siikala, Barbro Klein and Stein R. Mathisen, seeks answers to this question. It emphasizes two important factors in the cultural and political exchanges among historical minorities, recent immigrants, and the majority groups dictating the conditions of these exchanges. The first factor is religion, which is a powerful tool in the construction of ethnic selves and in the establishment of boundaries between groups. The second factor is the role of national and regional folklore archives and ethnographic and cultural historical museums which create ideas and images of minorities. These representations, created in different political climates, affect the general understanding of the people depicted. Fifteen well-known folklorists and ethnographers from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and the United States offer insights and background material on these problems. In addition to immigrants and ethnic minorities in the Nordic countries, especially the Sámi, examples are sought from among the Finno-Ugrian minorities in Russia and the Nordic population in North America. "

The Military and Democracy in Asia and the Pacific

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ISBN: 9781920942007 Year: Pages: 197 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459372 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Politics and government; Militarism; Civil supremacy over the military; Democracy; Asia; Pacific area

Rechte nationaler Minderheiten

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783899422412 9783839402412 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839402412 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103254
Subject: Political Science
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Der Schutz nationaler Minderheiten bildet eine wichtige Herausforderung der staatlichen Innenpolitik, Außenpolitik und nicht zuletzt der Europapolitik. Obwohl in jüngerer Zeit sowohl auf der Ebene der Vereinten Nationen als auch im Rahmen des Europarats und der OSZE Instrumente zur Stärkung von Minderheitenrechten diskutiert bzw. geschaffen worden sind, besteht nach wie vor Unsicherheit über Reichweite, Anspruchsinhalte und Grenzen von Minderheitenrechten. Der Band, der aus einem von der Deutschen Kommission Justitia et Pax (Gerechtigkeit und Frieden) organisierten interdisziplinären Gesprächskreis hervorgegangen ist, reflektiert diese Situation und legt Beiträge zur ethischen Begründung, rechtlichen Verankerungen und zu historischen Erfahrungen mit Minderheitenrechten vor.

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