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TafelGesellschaft

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837615043 9783839415047 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839415047 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103231
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Die wohltätige Verteilung von Lebensmitteln steht für eine neue Polarisierung in den Überflussgesellschaften. Während Überangebot und individuelle Konsumentscheidungen systematisch Überschüsse hinterlassen, sind zugleich Menschen von Arbeit und Konsum so weit ausgeschlossen, dass sie nehmen, was die Tafeln und ähnliche Initiativen gerade verteilen können. Der transdisziplinäre Diskussionsband versammelt empirisch fundierte Analysen, theoretische Einsichten und politische Stellungnahmen zu dieser noch jungen Entwicklung. Ein breites Spektrum an Perspektiven auf ein aktuelles sozialpolitisches Phänomen, mit Beiträgen u.a. von Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Regina Görner, Gabriele Goettle, Marianne Gronemeyer, Fabian Kessl und Matthias Möhring-Hesse.

Gilded Age

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ISBN: 9781760461980 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.22459/MIC.04.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Languages and Literatures
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According to the Chinese zodiac, 2017 was the year of the ‘fire rooster’, an animal often associated with the mythical fenghuang, a magnificently beautiful bird whose appearance is believed to mark the beginning of a new era of peaceful flourishing. Considering the auspicious symbolism surrounding the fenghuang, it is fitting that on 18 October 2017, President Xi Jinping took to the stage of the Nineteenth Party Congress to proclaim the beginning of a ‘new era’ for Chinese socialism. However, in spite of such ecumenical proclamations, it became immediately evident that not all in China would be welcome to reap the rewards promised by the authorities. Migrant workers, for one, remain disposable. Lawyers, activists and even ordinary citizens who dare to express critical views also hardly find a place in Xi’s brave new world. This Yearbook traces the stark new ‘gilded age’ inaugurated by the Chinese Communist Party. It does so through a collection of more than 40 original essays on labour, civil society and human rights in China and beyond, penned by leading scholars and practitioners from around the world.

Civil society in East Asian countries: contributions to democracy, peace and sustainable development: proceedings of the conference

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ISBN: 9786094673252 Year: DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7220/978-6094673252
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Political Science
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This publication is dedicated to research on East Asian civil society with special attention given to composition, development and activities of non-governmental sector. The publication gathers research of authors from Lithuania, Germany, UK, South Korea and the Czech Republic who analyze not only general situation in East Asia but also provide detailed case studies. This allows to learn more about political and socioeconomic circumstances that determine particular characteristics of civil society in China, Korea and Japan. The collection of articles will be useful both for specialists of East Asia and researchers coming from the fields of political science, history, sociology and anthropology who would like to know more about familiar topics, such as labor movements, environmental organizations or democratization processes, in the context of less known countries.

The International Criminal Court

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Book Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics ISBN: 9780203414514 9780415333955 9780415459952 9781134315673 9781134315666 9781134315628 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203414514 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Law --- Political Science
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A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective. It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those states who oppose the court, particularly the United States, and those who defend it. It also makes these issues accessible to non-lawyers and presents effective advocacy strategies for non-governmental organizations. It also delivers essential background to the place of the US in international relations and makes a major contribution to thinking about the ICC’s future. While global civil society does not deliver global democracy, it does contribute to more transparent, more deliberative and more ethical international decision-making which is ultimately preferable to a world of isolated sovereign states with no accountability outside their borders, or exclusive and secretive state-to-state diplomacy. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international law, globalization and global governance.

Globalising Democracy

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Globalisation ISBN: 9780203965719 9780415401845 9780415401838 9781134143894 9781134143887 9781134143849 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203965719 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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This volume brings together expert contributors to explore the intersection of two major contemporary themes: globalization, and the contribution that both domestic party politics and international party support make to democratization. Globalising Democracy clearly shows what globalization means for domestic and international efforts to build effective political parties and competitive party systems in new and emerging democracies. Contrasting perspectives are presented through fresh case studies of European post-communist countries, Africa and Turkey. The reader is clearly shown how international party assistance is a manifestation and vehicle of globalization, and explores how it may be assessed in terms of: global economic integration the growth of global communications the development and implications for party politics of multi-level governance. This is the first book to analyze the impact of globalization on democracy and will be of great interest to all students of international relations, governance and politics.

Asian Politics in Development

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ISBN: 9780203490525 9780714653334 9780714683249 9781135773809 9781135773793 9781135773755 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203490525 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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This volume adopts a multidisciplinary and comparative approach to development that brings together issues that are characteristic of the lifelong scholarship of Professor Gordon White. These include a focus on the state, civil society, welfare and globalization.

Vietnam: One-Party State and the Mimicry of the Civil Society

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ISBN: 9782355960161 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.1026 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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Are the issues of civil society, “good governance”, and the role of NGOs in Vietnam part of a discursive discourse that is linked to a growing development industry in which development studies and economics dominate? Kleinen questions these issues based upon longitudinal research in Vietnam since the early 1990s. In this study, an effort is made to explain the concrete interactions between authorities of the Vietnamese one-party state and its citizens by introducing an attitude of participants to conceal their real intentions with the intent to disguise their actions in order to obtain benefits for their own. Using the concept of mimicry the author tries to grasp what it means to live in a society where political and economic life is dominated by elite groups and were social change is coming from different directions. Two case studies are presented here: one in which local stakeholders of home stay tourism achieve their goals to develop an acceptable form of co-habitation with ethnic minorities without questioning the state. Another case study focuses upon the rapid urbanization of the periphery of Hanoi where land grabbing and private economic gains of outsiders are at loggerheads with local experiences and perceptions of state-village relationships. The question remains what it means for Vietnam's modernization and the prospects of a civil society.

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media --- politics --- Civil Society --- Press --- governance --- rights --- development --- ngo --- freedoms

Réseaux monastiques au Laos et dynamiques transnationales

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ISBN: 9782355960192 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.1254 Language: French
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Social Sciences
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Les Tai Lue du Laos ont toujours entretenu des contacts étroits avec les Lue et les populations tai situés dans les régions frontalières avec la Chine du Sud, la Thaïlande et le Myanmar. Les échanges culturels et religieux entre ces populations ont permis à de nombreux novices et jeunes moines lue du Laos de partir étudier dans des monastères de Thaïlande ou du Sipsong Panna. Stimulés par une volonté d’ascension sociale et de migration vers la ville, la plupart des novices des villages lue du Laos cherchent aujourd’hui l’opportunité d’étudier dans un centre bouddhique en milieu urbain que ce soit au Laos, en Thaïlande ou en Chine. Les nouveaux parcours de formation empruntés par ces novices et ces moines obligent à présent à considérer davantage la manière dont ils se forment à l’extérieur de leur village. En adoptant une approche ethnographique, Souvanxay Phetchanpheng a retracé le parcours de formation de plusieurs moines et novices lue depuis leurs villages d’origine, en passant par des monastères urbains, jusqu’aux centres de formation bouddhiques à l’étranger. Cette étude met notamment en évidence la transition d’un mode de socialisation exclusivement villageois à une socialisation dans un espace transnational.

The Politics of Silence : Myanmar NGOs' Ethnic, Religious and Political Agenda

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ISBN: 9782355960055 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.868 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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The political regime in Myanmar used to be a seemingly monopolistic structure where power was exclusively in the Army’s hands. A marginal external influence was exercised by businessmen with close ties to the regime while the country is also exposed to the influence of powerful regional states. Since the General Elections in November 2010, the establishment of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar with a parliamentary democracy (which remains under some control of the Army, but with notable civilian representation) is the most noticeable change in Myanmar politics for decades as it may shift the state away from the Army monopoly, although concrete changes remain to be demonstrated.

Réseaux d’influence et politique locale en Indonésie : Les « hommes forts » de l’organisation Pendekar Banten

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ISBN: 9782355960086 DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.934 Language: French
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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En Indonésie, les milices civiles ont dans une large mesure participé aux différents soulèvements et mouvements politiques qui ont tracé le chemin de l’indépendance du pays en 1945. À Sumatra, Java, Madura, Bali, ces milices avaient pour socle des écoles d’arts martiaux, que le gouvernement entreprit de maîtriser par le biais d’organisations de type paramilitaire. Je propose ici d’étudier l’une d’entre elles, la Persatuan Pendekar Persilatan dan Seni Budaya Banten Indonesia (PPPSBBI), qui opère localement sous le nom de Pendekar Banten, les « hommes forts de Banten ».

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