The Social Construction of Swedish Neutrality: Challenges to Swedish Identity and Sovereignty

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Author: Christine Agius

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847791993

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Since the end of the Cold War, and particularly in the post-9/11 international environment, neutrality has been conceptualised as a problematic subject. With the end of bipolarity, neutrality as a foreign and security policy lost much of its justification, and in the ongoing 'War on Terror', no state, according to the Bush Administration, can be neutral. However, much of this debate has gone unnoticed in IR literature. This book, newly available in paperback, examines the conceptualisation of neutrality from the Peloponnesian War to the present day, uncovering how neutrality has been a neglected and misunderstood subject in IR theory and politics. By rethinking neutrality through constructivism, this book argues that neutrality is intrinsically linked to identity. Using Sweden as a case study, it links identity, sovereignty, internationalism and solidarity to the debates about Swedish neutrality today and how neutrality has been central to Swedish identity and its world-view.

The Politics of Identity

Place, Space and Discourse

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Author: Dean Keen,Christine Agius

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526110245

Category:

Page: 256

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In what ways can we think through the complexities of identity? Identity is a contested concept, but it is more than a thing possessed by agents. Identity is contingent and dynamic, constituting and reconstituting subjects with political effects. In this edited book, identity is explored through a range of unique interdisciplinary case studies from around the world. Questions of citizenship, belonging, migration, conflict, security, peace and subjectivity are examined through social construction, post-colonialism, and gendered lenses from an interdisciplinary perspective. This combination showcases in particular the political implications of identity, how it is constituted, and the effects it produces. This edited collection will be of particular interest to students of international relations theory, migration studies, gender and sexuality, post-colonialism and policy-making at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Imagining Law:

Essays in Conversation with Judith Gardam

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Author: Dale Stephens,Paul Babie

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 192526131X

Category: Law

Page: 332

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By any measure, Judith Gardam has accomplished much in her professional life and is rightly acknowledged by scholars throughout the world as an expert in her many fields of diverse interest — including international law, energy law and feminist theory. This book celebrates her academic life and work with twelve essays from leading scholars in Gardam’s fields of expertise.

The Concept of Representation

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Author: Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520021563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 323

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Contents - Introduction; The Problem of Thomas Hobbes; Formalistic Views of Representation; 'Standing For' - Descriptive Representation; 'Standing For' - Symbolic Representation; Representing as 'Acting For' - The Analogies; The Mandate-Independence Controversy; Representing Unattached Interests - Burke; Representing People Who Have Interests - Liberalism; Political Representation; Appendix on Etymology; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Policing The New World Disorder

Peace Operations And Public Security

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Author: Robert B. Oakley,Michael J. Dziedzic,Eliot M. Goldberg

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 0788181149

Category: Political Science

Page: 573

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In the post-Cold War era anarchic conditions within sovereign states have repeatedly posed serious and intractable challenges to the international order. Nations have been called upon to conduct peace operations in response to dysfunctional or disintegrating states (such as Somalia, Haiti, and the former Yugoslavia). Among the more vigorous therapies for this kind of disorder is revitalizing local public security institutions --the police, judiciary, and penal system. This volume presents insights into the process of restoring public security gleaned from a wide range of practitioners and academic specialists.

Islands of Identity

History-Writing and Identity Formation in Five Island Regions in the Baltic Sea

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Author: Samuel Edquist,Janne Holmen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789186069988

Category:

Page: 420

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Islands of Identity: History-writing and identity formation in five island regions in the Baltic Sea Gotland, Aland, Saaremaa, Hiiumaa and Bornholm are five island regions in the Baltic Sea which constitute, or have until recently constituted, provinces or counties of their own. Combining perspectives from two disparate academic fields, uses of history and island studies, this book investigates how regional history writing has contributed to the formation of regional identity on these islands since the year 1800. The special geographic situation of the islands-somewhat secluded from the mainland but also connected to important waterways-has provided their inhabitants with shared historical experiences. Due to varying geographic and historical circumstances, the relationship between regional and national identity is however different on each island. While regional history writing has in most cases aimed at integrating the island into the nation state, it has on Aland in the second half of the 20th century been used to portray its inhabitants as a separate nation. Dramatic political upheavals as the World Wars has also caused shifts in how regional history writing has represented the relationship to the mainland nation state, and has sometimes also resulted in altered national loyalties.

Wage Setting, Social Pacts and the Euro

A New Role for the State

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Author: Anke Hassel

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569197

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Politicians, economists, and social theorists tend to agree that globalization and neo-liberal economic policy have contributed to the decline of the social compacts underlying traditional European welfare states. Recently, however, social pacts have demonstrated an impressive resurgence, as governments across Europe facing necessary economic policy adjustments have chosen to view trade unions as vital negotiating partners rather than adversaries. Wage Setting, Social Pacts, and the Euro offers a theoretical understanding of the forces that have led to this new understanding, and of the challenges that increasing monetary integration will continue to pose.

The United Nations, Intra-state Peacekeeping and Normative Change

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Author: Esref Aksu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 184779596X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This study, available for the first time in paperback, explores the normative dimension of the evolving role of the United Nations in peace and security and, ultimately, in governance. What is dealt with here is both the UN's changing raison d'être and the wider normative context within which the organisation is located. The study looks at the UN through the window of one of its most contentious, yet least understood, practices: active involvement in intra-state conflicts as epitomised by UN peacekeeping. Drawing on the conceptual tools provided by the 'historical structural' approach, this study seeks to understand how and why the international community continuously reinterprets or redefines the UN's role with regard to intra-state conflicts. The study concentrates on intra-states 'peacekeeping environments', and examines what changes, if any, have occurred to the normative basis of UN peacekeeping in intra-state conflicts from the early 1960s to the early 1990s. One of the original aspects of the study is its analytical framework, where the conceptualisation of 'normative basis' revolves around objectives, functions and authority, and is closely connected with the institutionalised values in the UN Charter such as state sovereignty, human rights and socio-economic development. This book is essential reading for postgraduate students of IR and international peacekeeping organisations.

The Politics of Englishness

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Author: Arthur Aughey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847796052

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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The politics of Englishness provides a digest of the debates about England and Englishness and a unique perspective on those debates. Not only does the book provide readers with ready access to and interpretation of the significant literature on the English Question, it also enables them to make sense of the political, historical and cultural factors which constitute that question. The book addresses the condition of England in three interrelated parts. The first looks at traditional narratives of the English polity and reads them as variations of a legend of political Englishness, of England as the exemplary exception, exceptional in its constitutional tradition and exemplary in its political stability. The second considers how the decay of that legend has encouraged anxieties about English political identity and about how English identity can be recognised within the new complexity of British governance. The third revisits these narratives and anxieties, examining them in terms of actual and metaphorical 'locations' of Englishness: the regional, the European and the British.

Building a Peace Economy?

Liberal Peacebuilding and the Development-Security Industry

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Author: Jenny Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719087309

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

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"Offers a new framework of understanding both the problem of economic activity in conflict zones, and the programmes aimed at managing them."--Page 4 of cover.

Armed Peacekeepers in Bosnia

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Author: Robert F. Baumann,George Walter Gawrych,Walter Edward Kretchik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Peacekeeping forces

Page: 243

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The authors were able to access and examine relevant documents, interview numerous participants, and visit U.S. and NATO forces in Bosnia in order to provide readers with an analytical narrative that covers the background to the crisis in Bosnia, the largely ineffectual efforts of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) to stop the civil war there between 1992 and 1995, the Dayton Peace Accords of 1995 that produced a framework for ending the civil war and consolidating the peace, the frenetic planning that led to the deployment of U.S. forces as part of the NATO-led multinational force (Operation Joint Endeavor), and the transition of that Implementation Force (IFOR) to the Stabilization Force (SFOR) a year later. The authors shed light on several of the critical military lessons that have emerged from the U.S. experience in Bosnia.

Lessons from Kosovo

The Kfor Experience

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Author: Larry Wentz

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484149089

Category:

Page: 74

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Civil military unity of effort has been an essential yet frustrating elusive requiem for success in post cold war peace operations.

Civil Resistance in Kosovo

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Author: Howard Clark

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745315690

Category: History

Page: 266

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Lively account of how people power has shaped British history -- from Peterloo to the Poll tax and beyond.

Britishness Abroad

Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Monographs

ISBN: 0522853927

Category: British

Page: 302

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As a global phenomenon Britishness encompassed trade, conquest and settlement and the development of imperial cultures within the vast reaches of the British Empire. At its zenith peoples around the world joined in shared traditions and common loyalties that were strenuously maintained; even those who contested its claims found it difficult to escape its effects. With the eclipse of British power and influence, the importance of this legacy has attracted increasing attention from researchers seeking to escape the confines of national histories. Britishness Abroad explores the cultural, economic and political aspects of Britishness in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Canada and South Africa, as well as in the United States and within Britain itself. Leading scholars consider the movement of people, money, technology, identities, beliefs and attitudes around the British world and examine what happened to Britishness as the Empire declined. Contributors: Stephen Banfield, Kate Darian-Smith, Anne Dickson-Waiko, Patricia Grimshaw, David Goodman, Jonathan Hyslop, John MacKenzie, Gary Magee and Andrew Thompson, Adele Perry, Bill Schwarz, Stuart Ward

Environmental Security in South-Eastern Europe

International Agreements and Their Implementation

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Author: Massimiliano Montini,Slavko Bogdanovic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400702280

Category: Law

Page: 241

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Authored by international experts from academia, international organizations, governments and NGOs, this book highlights the main environmental security issues in the South-East European (SEE) countries, with a particular focus on climate change and water management. The common goal of the authors was to provide a reliable evaluation of whether existing legal regimes and correct implementation of applicable international treaties may contribute to reducing environmental security risks in the region. In-depth analyses and assessment of major challenges in compliance, serve as a firm ground which such evaluation is based on. This volume is recommended for public officials, legal practitioners and consultants. Its interest may also extend beyond the SEE countries, serving as a case-study of a broader and paradigmatic relevance of the analysis and management of environmental and security issues in a trans-boundary context.

Economics and Its Discontents

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Author: Jedrzej Malko

Publisher: Atropos Press

ISBN: 9781940813776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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If economists are so smart, why aren't they more wealthy? If economics is a science, why did it fail to predict the global crisis of 2008? If it is not a science, what exactly is it? In the modern world, economics has acquired an almost religious aura with its specific dogmas and zealous acolytes. This book demystifies economic ideas by showing how they were born and how they have developed through the ages. Covering more than two thousand years of history, it untangles the links between economics and areas as diverse as theology, physics, the theater, and war. It describes the dangers of economic fundamentalism and offers a fresh perspective on modern debates on politics and economy in a language that is accessible to readers from all backgrounds.

International Real Estate Handbook

Acquisition, Ownership and Sale of Real Estate Residence, Tax and Inheritance Law

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Author: Christian H. Kälin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470021225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 770

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This book presents a comprehensive reference for real estate investors everywhere. Covering the unique real-estate situations in seventeen key countries, including the United States and Europe, it offers a unique international overview of the real estate market.

Climate Change and Social Justice

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Author: Jeremy Moss

Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing

ISBN: 9780522859973

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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The impacts of climate change can already be felt in society and on the Earth itself. As new evidence of the environmental impact of climate change is constantly emerging, we are forced to confront the significance of our political decisions about who will pay the price of responding to a changing climate. In the rush to avoid or reduce the repercussions of climate change, we need to ensure that the burden is evenly distributed or run the risk of creating injustice. Climate Change and Social Justice demonstrates that the problem of how to distribute the costs of climate change is fundamentally a problem of justice. If we ignore the concerns addressed this book, the additional burdens of climate change will fall on the poor and vulnerable. Jeremy Moss brings together today's key thinkers in climate research, including Peter Singer, Ross Garnaut and David Karoly, to respond to these important issues.

Edward Said

The Legacy of a Public Intellectual

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Author: Debjani Ganguly,Ned Curthoys

Publisher: Academic Monographs

ISBN: 0522853579

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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The e-book version of EDWARD SAID is available for download as PDF files. You can choose to download the entire book, or simply purchase a chapter at a time. This collection is an enterprise of discovery and critical inquiry into the legacy of one of late modernity's greatest public intellectuals, Edward Said. Noted contributors, including Bill Ashcroft, John Docker, Lisa Lowe, Hsu-ming Teo and Patrick Wolfe, address an array of intellectual, political and cultural issues in their engagement with Said's oeuvre. Exciting new scholarship highlights the ways in which humanities in the twenty-first century can engage with Said's legacy, which includes his imbrications of culture and imperialism, his cosmopolitan critique of the idea of 'clash of civilisations', and his belief that the intellectual needs to maintain 'intellectual performances' on many fronts. The individual chapters achieve a sense of balance between the two poles of Said's persona: the brilliant and intimidating literary and music critic who invested deeply in an inclusive and democratic vision of humanism and the outspoken public intellectual who kept alive the truth of Palestine and the dangers of a settler colonial ethos. Also available as a POD book.

Division and Cohesion in Democracy

A Study of Norway

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Author: Harry Eckstein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400868165

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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To understand what conditions make democracies stable or unstable, effective or ineffective, Professor Eckstein examines the stability and effectiveness of Norwegian democracy. He finds them both to be high. He then examines several theories derived from the study of other democracies or from comparative studies of other democratic and nondemocratic societies. Virtually all present an inadequate explanation of the Norwegian case, because the political divisions in Norway are the kind usually associated with instability and ineffectiveness of democratic rule. The author explains, however, that a profound sense of community exists despite the political cleavages. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.