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Dana M. Williams

5 Anti-state political opportunities Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners. (Edward Abbey) States and context This chapter challenges the assumption that the state is a strategic location of opportunity from the perspective of radical, anti-state movements. Routine social movement behaviors that petition, protest, or lobby governments to change or adopt certain laws or

in Black flags and social movements
Sites and rites, 1642–60
J. F. Merritt

Chapter 3 . Westminster and the state: sites and rites, 1642–60 W estminster was traditionally viewed as a royal city, in contrast to the City of London. It was above all the location of the royal court and household, the privy council and of the royal law courts (and only rarely played host to the infrequent meetings of parliament). The flight of the king from Westminster in January 1642 was therefore a considerable shock to the locality. This would have been compounded when, following his failed attempt to take London in late 1642, Charles I moved his royal

in Westminster 1640–60
Paul Jackson

extreme right be confronted, challenged, or even eliminated? Moreover, can political and state interventions hinder as well as help in this process? To unpack these questions this chapter explores firstly how the British state has responded to the concerns of the extreme right. Sometimes state actions have obstructed activism, but at other times policies have, intentionally or

in Pride in prejudice
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Tony Fitzpatrick

appeals to some notion of proceduralism (see below) where what is important is common adherence to just rules rather than the manipulation of outcomes, yet without the prominence that market libertarians give to entitlement, since reciprocity preserves the notion of moral desert (cf. Gauthier, 1986). Procedural justice Here, the most convincing account remains that of Nozick (1974) who contrasts procedural theory with ‘end-state’ theories of justice. Procedural- TZP2 4/25/2005 36 4:50 PM Page 36 After the new social democracy ism is concerned with the means that

in After the new social democracy
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Neil Collins
Andrew Cottey

3835 Understanding Chinese:Layout 1 12/7/12 11:04 Page 39 2 The Party-state The CCP is at the heart of Chinese politics. In Western liberal democracies, the separation between state and political parties is a fundamental principle and political parties compete via regular elections to govern the state. In the Chinese system, the formal separation between state and Party has little meaning with the CCP and the state effectively merged. Most people, irrespective of the political system, judge politics by its outputs – material and ideological. The PRC

in Understanding Chinese politics
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Stephen C. Neff

results, however, had not been encouraging. The United States was the most active promoter of codification, chiefly in the person of Secretary of State (and later President) John Quincy Adams. Under his auspices, the United States produced a draft Convention for Regulating the Principles of Commercial and Maritime Neutrality in 1823. 5 Not surprisingly, it generally

in The rights and duties of neutrals
Mark O’Brien

40 3 Free State –​free press? It is not the ordinary function of journalists to act as censors of public morals. That is the duty of the clergy and Vigilance Committees of which we heard so much a few years ago, but of which we hear so little now. But neither are journalists under any obligation to canonise filth. Yet, this they frequently do by lauding objectionable entertainments.1 — ‘Self-​Respect’ on journalists and entertainment, 1915 As the momentum for Independence grew in the early 1900s, the mainstream press found itself caught between a new system

in The Fourth Estate
Travellers in Britain in the twentieth century

This book is a history of Britain's travelling communities in the twentieth century, drawing together detailed archival research at local and national levels to explore the impact of state and legislative developments on Travellers, as well as their experience of missions, education, war and welfare. It also covers legal developments affecting Travellers, whose history, it argues, must not be dealt with in isolation but as part of a wider history of British minorities. The book will be of interest to scholars and students concerned with minority groups, the welfare state and the expansion of government.

The ‘drift’ phenomenon in the ‘free Tibet’ and global warming campaigns
Stephen Noakes

104 4 State-​directed advocacy: the ‘drift’ phenomenon in the ‘free Tibet’ and global warming campaigns T here is yet a third model of advocacy arising from global engagement with China, one in which target state preferences not only shape the results of individual campaigns, but also their ideological core. I  call this metamorphosis of principles ‘advocacy drift’. It is exemplified by the campaigns around global warming and Tibetan independence, their varied ‘results’ notwithstanding. As with the ‘natural cases’ explored in chapter two, these campaigns show

in The advocacy trap
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The bank guarantee and Ireland’s financialised neo-liberal growth model
Fiona Dukelow

On the Saturday after Ireland’s bank guarantee was announced, Seán FitzPatrick, the chairman of Anglo Irish Bank (Anglo), agreed to participate on Marian Finnucane , a weekend radio programme. Questioned about the guarantee and the state of the Irish banks, he laid the blame for the banks’ troubles on the global crisis but acceded that a ‘thank you’ was appropriate, ‘because we owe our lives to the Government and what they did’ (cited in Carswell, 2011 :223). Later that evening he gave a speech at an event at a golf club in which he urged the government

in Defining events