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The emergence of a new major actor in the European arena
Felipe Basabe Lloréns

acts as their real partner for the defence of regional interests. Agreements and relations between the regions and SEPEUE have grown considerably. The Autonomous Communities have insisted on the need to include regional representatives in the Commission’s advisory committees and the possibility that a regional minister could represent Spain in the Council meetings when regional competences are concerned.72 Co-ordination between the major EU institutions and the regional departments dealing with EC affairs is arranged by SEPEUE. In 1997 a new delegate for the

in Fifteen into one?
The English dimension
James Mitchell

, its sometimes difficult relations with the centre and the constant need to take account of both changing population needs and expectations of its populace have been as evident in debates on its structures of government as anywhere else in the UK. From planning to crisis management In 1964, Sir Keith Joseph, Conservative Minister for Housing and Local Government, gave a lecture in which he argued: ‘Regional plans, yes; regional development, yes; but these do not necessarily involve regional government in the sense of regional representative councils. What they do

in Devolution in the UK
A case study of South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup
Suzanne Dowse

points notwithstanding, both policy officers and regional representatives based in South Africa perceived the African emphasis as supportive of regional relations because it was a highly visible demonstration of commitment to regional policy pledges, offered relation-building opportunities and broadened the range of competencies associated with the country’s political elite. However, these observations were once again positioned as part of a wider process of regional r­ elation-building activity from which the event could not be isolated. This reinforces the broader

in Sport and diplomacy
David Arter

tendency, moreover, for the people of Skåne to look southwards to Copenhagen and more recently to Brussels, and it was no coincidence that Skåne was one of the strongest pro-EU regions in the Swedish accession referendum in November 1994. A road and rail bridge across the sound now links Skåne and Copenhagen and regional representatives in the Swedish Riksdag have even called for Danish to be taught in Skåne schools. If Sweden became a great power in the seventeenth century, it was reduced to a shrunken remnant of its former glory in the eighteenth. As Russia and the

in Scandinavian politics today
Angela K. Bourne

implementation of EU obligations, even if the state as a whole retains ultimate responsibility (Peréz Tremps 1987; Jiménez 1999: 172). Impact of European integration on regional power 15 Furthermore, conceptions of the state as a unitary actor and the principle of internal autonomy mean that each state is responsible for designating who will represent the state in its international and EU delegations (Mangas 1998), which has in practice allowed regional representatives to form part of state delegations in bodies like the Council. However, because of the requirement that

in The European Union and the accommodation of Basque difference in Spain
Ahmad H. Sa’di

of social, economic and political activity was defined as ‘crime’ and was dealt with by the rhetoric and practices of crime control. (Ibid.:659) Third, intimate surveillance was sought not only through Palestinian collaborators – who passed on information which people made public in social gatherings or while travelling on public transportation (e.g. Cohen, 2006:13) – but also through their operators. The regional representatives of the Military Government were required to live in the area under their supervision in order to obtain first-hand and unfiltered

in Thorough surveillance
Cameron Ross

energy, transport and communications (Tatarstan, North Osetiya, Kabardino-Balkariya).59 In other cases constitutional powers exclusively reserved for the Russian federation government were transferred to the sole jurisdiction of federal subjects; international relations (Tatarstan); national banks (Tatarstan, Bashkortostan); republican citizenship (Tatarstan,60 KabardinoBalkariya, Bashkortostan61); the right to appoint or approve nominations for regional representatives of federal agencies, police, procuracy, judges, treasury, tax and others (Bashkortostan, Tatarstan

in Federalism and democratisation in Russia
Scott Soo

106 the onset of exile the Spanish Federation of Education Workers (FETE), appeared in Argelès camp. Antonio Gardó, who had been a FETE regional representative for Valencia (Valence), along with Miguel Monzó and Miguel Orts of the FUE and a young actress Adela Carreras, provided much of the impetus. As well as their union links, all four had served in an artillery outfit (Reserva General de Artillería) that had crossed the border with much of its equipment.68 This modest beginning led to a veritable plethora of publications and activities at Argelès that was soon

in The routes to exile
Modernisation and marginalisation (1984–92)
Andrew W.M. Smith

they sit strangely alongside other violent groups mobilised during the 1960s. As with Action Directe (AD), the radicalisation of the CRAV’s methods was a response to adverse Burial or resurrection? 233 external pressure; for the AD the adherence of the French left to the Fifth Republic threatened an abandonment of revolutionary ideals, for the CRAV the adhesion of regional representatives of the PS to central government threatened the abandonment of the ideology of the Défense movement. In both cases the groups ‘turned to terrorism out of weakness and fear of

in Terror and terroir
John Shepherd

Department of Energy’s regional representatives. Operation Drumstick also required the requisitioning of around 4,000 tankers from the different oil companies, as well as the assist­ ance of the supervisory and management staff. In addition, the possibility of industrial sabotage to vehicles arose, if their drivers suspected the deployment of troops in a strike-breaking capacity.27 There would be extremely difficult logistics of timing in implementing Operation Drumstick. Troops would have to be brought back from different parts of Britain and West Germany. Having some 9

in Crisis? What crisis?