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After the new social democracy: Social welfare for the 21st century

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ISBN: 9780719064760 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Social democracy has made a political comeback in recent years, especially under the influence of the Third Way. Not everyone is convinced, however, that Third Way social democracy is the best means of reviving the Left's project. This book considers this dissent and offers an alternative approach. Bringing together a range of social and political theories, After the new social democracy engages with some of the most important contemporary debates regarding the present direction and future of the Left. Drawing upon egalitarian, feminist and environmental ideas it proposes that the social-democratic tradition can be renewed but only if the dominance of conservative ideas is challenged more effectively. It explores a number of issues with this aim in mind, including justice, the state, democracy, new technologies, future generations and the advances in genetics. Lively and authoritative, After the new social democracy offers a distinctive contribution to political ideas. It will appeal to all of those interested in politics, philosophy, social policy and social studies.

Changing anarchism: Anarchist theory and practice in a global age

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ISBN: 9780719066948 Year: DOI: 10.9760/mupoa/9780719066948 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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The high ideals of anarchism have inspired generations of activists and political thinkers for over a century and a half, winning respect from even the fiercest of opponents. As the 'conscience of politics', anarchism's opposition to all forms of power and its emphasis on responsibility and self-determination has provided a constant benchmark for other areas of political philosophy and practice. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, with popular movements challenging the logic of globalisation, Western military imperialism and the assumptions of 'democratic' governments, anarchist theory and practice has once again made its presence felt. 'Changing anarchism' documents the links between these movements and contemporary anarchism and demonstrates how anarchist ideas are evolving in a global age. In particular, the book examines strands within anarchism concerned with technology, the environment and identity, and suggests that these are useful sociological tools for understanding the pervasive and interconnected nature of power. The contributors also offer practical insight into how power is being resisted in a variety of social and political contexts and how anarchist ideals are impacting on many different areas of everyday life. The balance of activist perspectives on anti-capitalism, sexuality, narcotics, education and mental health, combined with theoretical material drawn from post-structuralism, ecologism, the complexity sciences and social movement theory, ensures that Changing Anarchism will appeal to the general reader as well as to students of politics, sociology and cultural studies.

Asian Economic Integration in an Era of Global Uncertainty (PAFTAD)

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ISBN: 9781760461751 Year: DOI: 10.22459/AEIEGU.01.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Political Science --- Languages and Literatures
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"The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) conference series has been at the forefront of analysing challenges facing the economies of East Asia and the Pacific since its first meeting in Tokyo in January 1968. The 38th PAFTAD conference met at a key time to consider international economic integration. Earlier in the year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and the United States elected Donald Trump as their next president on the back of an inward-looking ‘America First’ promise. Brexit and President Trump represent a growing, and worrying, trend towards protectionism in the North Atlantic countries that have led the process of globalisation since the end of the Second World War. The chapters in the volume describe the state of play in Asian economic integration but, more importantly, look forward to the region’s future, and the role it might play in defending the global system that has underwritten its historic rise. Asia has the potential to stand as a bulwark against the dual threats of North Atlantic protectionism and slowing trade growth, but collective leadership will be needed regionally and difficult domestic reforms will be required in each country."

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asia --- economic policy --- trade --- globalisation

Recognition and Global Politics

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ISBN: 9781526101037 9781526101037 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Philosophy
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"The notion of recognition, drawing on the philosophy of Hegel, has become increasingly central to international debates in recent years, yet there have been few attempts to critically examine new theoretical positions and empirical analyses of its possible meanings, limits and manifestations. Recognition and global politics examines the potential and limitations of the discourse of recognition as a strategy for reframing justice and injustice within contemporary world affairs. Drawing on resources from social and political theory and international relations theory as well as other areas including feminist theory, postcolonial studies and social psychology, this ambitious collection explores a range of political struggles, social movements and sites of opposition that have shaped certain practices and informed contentious debates in the language of recognition. How have recognition-based claims been deployed in relation to international, transnational and global politics? The contributors speak to central issues in current debates about cosmopolitanism, genocide, human rights, global capitalism, multiculturalism, rebellion and the environment. This innovative volume will push the boundaries of the debate on recognition into new areas, opening up provocative lines of inquiry and critique."

Frontiers of the Caribbean

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Book Series: Theory for a Global Age ISBN: 9781526114921 9781526114921 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_622381 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Sociology
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This book argues that the frontier, usually associated with the era of colonial conquest, has great, continuing and under explored relevance to the Caribbean region. Identifying the frontier as a moral, ideational and physical boundary between what is imagined as civilisation and wilderness, the book seeks to extend frontier analysis by focusing on the Eastern Caribbean multi-island state of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The continuing relevance of the concept of frontier, and allied notions of civilisation and wilderness, are illuminated through an analysis of the ways in which SVG is perceived and experienced by both outsiders to the society and its insiders. Using literary sources, biographies and autobiography, the book shows how St Vincent is imagined and made sense of as a modern frontier; a society in the balance between an imposed civilised order and an untameable wild that always encroaches, whether in the form of social dislocation, the urban presence of the ‘Wilderness people’ or illegal marijuana farming in the northern St Vincent hills. The frontier as examined here has historically been and remains very much a global production. Simultaneously, it is argued that contemporary processes of globalisation shape the development of tourism and finance sectors, as well as patterns of migration, they connect to shifting conceptions of the civilised and the wild, and have implications for the role of the state and politics in frontier societies.

Transfrontier Regionalism. The Revival of Regional Integration in Africa

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ISBN: 9789782015655 9791092312102 Year: Language: English
Publisher: IFRA-Nigeria
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Chapter 4 Globalisation, mobility and labour in African diasporic fiction (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138713864 9781315229546 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This chapter addresses the entanglement of mobility and labour in the global era, and suggests potential ways to study these issues in contemporary African diasporic fiction.

Le modèle social allemand en mutation

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ISBN: 9782905518569 DOI: 10.4000/books.cirac.699 Language: French
Publisher: IFAEE
Subject: Political Science
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Le modèle social allemand est en crise. L’hypertrophie de l’Etat social inhibe la dynamique de croissance de la première économie européenne. Mais sans une économie performante et prospère, comment continuer à assurer une protection sociale satisfaisante et équitable ? Depuis 2003, le gouvernement Schröder et les partenaires sociaux ont commencé à relever ce défi. Garants de l’Etat social, les pouvoirs publics ont entrepris d’en infléchir les normes, réformant le système d’indemnisation chômage (lois « Hartz IV ») et revalorisant l’apport individuel à l’assurance-maladie ou aux régimes de retraite. Responsables de la régulation du travail et co-gestionnaires de la protection sociale, les partenaires sociaux mènent une politique salariale dont la nouvelle approche globale cherche à concilier la compétitivité des entreprises et la solidarité collective. Mais ces inflexions ne suffisent pas. Les mutations induites par la globalisation des activités ont fragilisé les bases de ce libéralisme organisé qui est au cœur du modèle économique et social allemand. L’Allemagne ne doit pas seulement lever les « rigidités » de son marché de l’emploi et assurer le financement des régimes sociaux mis à mal par le vieillissement démographique. Elle doit aussi refonder son contrat social et trouver un nouvel équilibre entre le marché et la solidarité, entre la promotion de l’activité et la redistribution, entre les droits et devoirs respectifs de l’individu et de la collectivité. C’est là un processus collectif complexe qui associe les pouvoirs publics, les partenaires sociaux et l’opinion. Car les réformes en cours impliquent aussi un débat sur les valeurs qui fonderont les nouveaux choix de société allemands et assureront le maintien de la performance économique du pays dans le cadre d’une globalisation assumée. L’acceptation du changement se nourrit également de l’engagement européen réaffirmé. C’est dans la perspective d’une Europe compétitive dans l’économie du savoir que l’Allemagne inscrit la refondation de son modèle économique et social.

Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia : Foreign Policies and the Korean Peninsula

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ISBN: 9782821876316 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Political Science
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Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia off ers the latest understanding of complex global problems in the region, including nuclear weapons, urban insecurity, energy, and climate change. Detailed case studies of China, North and South Korea, and Japan demonstrate the importance of civil society and ‘civic diplomacy' in reaching shared solutions to these problems in East Asia and beyond. Each chapter describes regional civil society initiatives that tackle complex challenges to East Asia's security. In doing so, the book identifies key pressure points at which civil society can push for constructive changes―especially ones that reduce the North Korean threat to its neighbors. Unusually, this book is both theoretical and practical. Complexity, Security and Civil Society in East Asia presents strategies that can be led by civil society and negotiated by its diplomats to realize peace, security, and sustainability worldwide. It shows that networked civic diplomacy offers solutions to these urgent issues that official ‘complex diplomacy' cannot. By providing a new theoretical framework based on empirical observation, this volume is a must read for diplomats, scholars, students, journalists, activists, and individual readers seeking insight into how to solve the crucial issues of our time.

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war --- Asia --- diplomacy --- safety --- cities --- globalisation

The Condition of Digitality

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ISBN: 9781912656684 9781912656677 9781912656691 9781912656707 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.16997/book44 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Law --- Media and communication --- Social Sciences --- Philosophy --- Information theory
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"David Harvey’s The Condition of Postmodernity rationalised capitalism’s transformation during an extraordinary year: 1989. It gave theoretical expression to a material and cultural reality that was just then getting properly started – globalisation and postmodernity – whilst highlighting the geo-spatial limits to accumulation imposed by our planet. However this landmark publication, author Robert Hassan argues, did not address the arrival of digital technology, the quantum leap represented by the move from an analogue world to a digital economy and the rapid creation of a global networked society. Considering first the contexts of 1989 and Harvey’s work, then the idea of humans as analogue beings he argues this arising new human condition of digitality leads to alienation not only from technology but also the environment. This condition he suggests, is not an ideology of time and space but a reality stressing that Harvey’s time-space compression takes on new features including those of ‘outward’ and ‘inward’ globalisation and the commodification of all spheres of existence. Lastly the author considers culture’s role drawing on Rahel Jaeggi’s theories to make the case for a post-modern Marxism attuned to the most significant issue of our age. Stimulating and theoretically wide-ranging The Condition of Digitality recognises post-modernity’s radical new form as a reality and the urgent need to assert more democratic control over digitality."

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