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Through critical analysis of key concepts and measures of the rule of law, this book shows that the choice of definitions and measures affects descriptive and explanatory findings about nomocracy. It argues a constitutionalist legacy from centuries ago explains why European civilizations display higher adherence to rule of law than other countries.
Covering two hundred years, this groundbreaking book brings together essays on borderlands by leading experts in the modern history of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to offer the first historical study of borderlands with a global reach.
Multiculturalism has come under considerable attack in both political practice and political theory. Yet the fact of diversity remains, and with it the need to establish the fair terms of integration in contemporary liberal societies. In examining liberal multiculturalism an approach that has been variously criticised as either too liberal or too multicultural this book both defends liberal multiculturalism as a coherent and practicable political theory, while also suggesting it is not without the need for reformulation. Key questions that need addressing concern the importance and role of national identities and other forms of social solidarity, compatibility with anti-discrimination measures, nature of language rights, and the unavoidability of essentialism. This collection explores these challenges whilst remaining grounded in real word contexts and issues. "
Drawing on the experiences of more than 100 developing country negotiators and the insights of leading academic studies, this guide brings together practical advice and lessons on ways to negotiate effectively with larger parties, and avoid common pitfalls.
This ground-breaking collection explores the assumptions behind and practices for performance implicit in the manuscripts and playtexts of the medieval and early modern eras, focusing on work which engages with performance-oriented research.
The essays in this volume challenge current 'givens' in medieval and early modern research around periodization and editorial practice. They showcase cutting-edge research practices and approaches in textual editing, and in manuscript and performance studies to produce new ways of reading and working for students and scholars.
This volume of essays combines research from neuroscience, conscious studies, methods of training performers, modes of creating a staged narrative, Asian aesthetics, and post-modern theories of performance in an examination of the relationship between consciousness and performance.
Through an examination that uses previously unavailable archives and little-used primary literature, this book places the twentieth-century mental hygiene movement within the broad sweep of modern British psychiatry, offering its own reinterpretation of important elements of this history.
Spain is at the epicentre of a crisis that threatens the future of the Eurozone. This book explains the deep historical and structural roots of the current crisis in Spain. It analyses the nexus between European circuits of financial capital, urbanisation, and the emergent dynamics of state austerity and popular revolt.
A comprehensive examination of the inability of liberal capitalism to generate the technological innovations necessary to prevent dangerous climate change. The case is made for the need for institutional evolution to drive the climate innovation, and the potential for climate innovation in an increasingly economically interconnected world.
Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television debates the ways in which melodrama expresses and gives meaning to: trauma and pathos; memory and historical re-visioning; home and borders; gendered and queer relations; the family and psychic identities; the national and emerging public cultures; and morality and ethics.
In one volume, this edited collection provides both a theoretical and praxis-driven engagement with teaching world literature, focusing on various aspects of critical pedagogy. Included are nine praxis-driven essays by instructors who have taught world literature courses at the university level.
Over the past decade the number of students entering higher education has risen dramatically and the 'university experience' has become an increasing influence in the lives of young people. Personal Life, Young Women and Higher Education: A Relational Approach to Student and Graduate Experiences provides an innovative and holistic view of young women's personal relationships and intimate connections during the transition in and through higher education in the UK during the first quarter ofthe 21st Century. It draws on rich, descriptive accounts of choice and change generated through a seven-year qualitative longitudinal study, to explore the emotional and moral significance of relationships with family, friends, romantic and sexual partners, housemates and peers for experiences of transition. Walking alongside a group of young women as they enter and later exit university, the book offers unique insights into the ways in which the massification of UK higher education takes shapein the unfolding of time for this group of students and graduates. The book develops a relational perspective which brings personal relationship and networks of intimacy into the foreground of analysis. In doing so, the discussion challenges the false distinction between public and private concerns to reveal the many and varied ways that higher education and personal life are intertwined for young women in the UK.
Across the world, the provision of care faces mounting challenges what has been widely referred to as a 'crisis of care'. In the global North, international migrants have increasingly supplemented the unpaid or low-paid care labour of women as domestic workers, nannies, care assistants and nurses in the private sphere of the home and in publicly and privately funded care services. This volume brings together international scholars on migration and care to examine the global construction of migrant care labour. The volume makes connections across theory, policy and politics with respect to care, work and migration; the inequalities of gender, race/ethnicity, class, nationality and immigration status that migrant care labour embodies; the inequalities between the global North and South, different regions and countries; the different institutional contexts of care labour that cut across the public and the private; and the different sites of political mobilisation and governance that have developed around migration and care work. "
This trans-historical collection explores analogue performance technologies from Ancient Greece to pre-Second World War. From ancient mechanical elephants to early modern automata, Enlightenment electrical experiments to Victorian spectral illusions, this volume offers an original examination of the precursors of contemporary digital performance.
Comitology is the most important form of multi-level governance in the EU. Member State and Commission actors together create roughly 2,500 executive acts per year amounting to half of all European laws. Using new European and national data, this books argues that its accountability has improved over time, but that unexpected gaps have emerged.
This book explores the factors at the individual, institutional and systemic levels which contribute to children's home residents coming to the attention of the youth justice system, and the consequent implications for policy and practice. Perspectives are drawn from both young people and professionals in the care and youth justice systems.
This book examines parenting in an unequal society and questions whether it is a key mechanism through which poverty translates into underachievement and reduced life chances in children.
The reality of animal experimentation and its regulation in Britain have been hidden behind a curtain of secrecy since its emergence as a political controversy in the 1870s. Public debate and political science alike have been severely hampered by a profound lack of reliable information about the practice. In this remarkable study, Dan Lyons advances and applies policy network analysis to investigate the evolution of British animal research policy-making.
Using the frameworks of systems theory, modernization, and the world system, New Age Globalization presents a composite multilevel, multidirectional picture of globalization informed by eight different but interdependent subsystems.
Through the analysis of data on support for and opposition to European integration in Central and Eastern Europe, this book explores how and why support for the EU has changed in this region and the factors that have led to the fall in popularity of the EU as an institution.
The Unruly PhD is a collection of first-person stories recounted by former graduate students who have successfully reached the other side of a PhD - and are willing to speak frankly about the challenges and decisions they faced along the way. Their stories reveal that many of the difficulties associated with graduate school are institutional rather than personal; that getting sidetracked, detoured and even derailed are the norm, not the exception; and that success is not necessarily tied tothe tenure track - or even to completion. Ultimately, The Unruly PhD leaves no doubt that there are as many right ways to get through graduate school as there are students willing to forge their own paths.
Examines real life problems and solutions for operators and engineers running process controls Expands on the first book with the addition of five new chapters as well as new troubleshooting examples Written for the working operator and engineer, with straightforward instruction not hinged on complex math Includes real-life examples of control problems that commonly arise and how to fix them Emphasizes single and well-established process engineering principles that will help working engineers and operators switch manual control loops to automatic control
This is the first in-depth analysis of the transition from the RUC to the PSNI seen through the eyes of key figures, inside and outside the organization. It provides a fresh insight into the wider social and political context in which this change occurred and is a significant contribution to the story of the Northern Ireland peace process.
Across the world, there has been a growing dissatisfaction with the tempo of modern life. Described simply as the 'slow phenomenon', this volume explores this new brand of living that entails not simply slowing down but an embracing of alternative activities that promote meaning, thoughtfulness, engagement and authenticity.
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