Search results

Louise Amoore

1 Globalisation, restructuring and the flexibility discourse Industrialisation characteristically redesigns and reshapes its human raw materials, whatever the source … The development of an industrial workforce necessarily involves the destruction of old ways of life and work and the acceptance of the new imperatives of the industrial work place and work community. (Kerr et al., 1962: 193) Industries and firms almost everywhere are said to be leaving behind the old, tired, boring, inefficient, staid past and entering into the new, highly efficient, diverse

in Globalisation contested
A Congolese Experience
Justine Brabant

accounts produced in other fields, or that it is the only profession that imports jargon from others. Certain tics of journalistic language are picked up by other producers of discourse on armed conflict and extreme violence. Journalists’ expectations – whether real or presumed – shape the work of many of their interlocutors, humanitarian workers included. But what is distinct about the borrowing I am talking about is that it involves describing war in ways that are produced

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Henrik Larsen

Social constructivist discourse analysis has, since the early 1990s, become increasingly popular across the social sciences, including international relations. The aim of this chapter is to outline the possibilities for the use of discourse analysis in the study of European foreign policy. Pure rationalists often dismiss EU foreign policy as ‘just words’ or ‘declaratory diplomacy’ as it is often

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Authors: Uriya Shavit and Ofir Winter

This book regards Arab Islamism and liberalism as distinct political ideologies with all-encompassing views on the structure and appropriate roles of society and the state. The thesis presented here on the different functions of Israel and Zionism within these two ideologies refers to a protracted period of time. It also establishes several generalizations about the actions of individuals and groups in a vast geographic and linguistic space. The book first offers a chronological overview of the Islamist ideological opposition to Zionism. It portrays the main characteristics of and driving forces behind this resistance and explores the different pragmatic approaches toward Israel that have developed in the various epochs of Islamist thought. The book then discusses Islamist depictions of Zionism and Israel as role models and analyses the reasons for the formation and acceptance of such interpretations. It also offers a chronological overview of the evolution of liberal thought with regard to the Zionist enterprise. It depicts the various perceptions of peace and normalization created within this thought and demonstrates the contradictory ways in which the Arab liberal struggle for freedom and democracy has been intertwined with the Israeli-Arab conflict. Finally, the book discusses liberal interpretations that represent Zionism and Israel as role models, and analyses the reasons for the formation and acceptance of such interpretations.

Peter Mayo

 27 3 The EU’s HE discourse and the challenges of globalisation1 Introduction I n this chapter, I  shall focus on particular aspects of the discourse and its implications for HE settings as promoted by one of the supranational organisations (the EU), which, again in the words of Roger Dale, helps create a ‘globally structured agenda for education’ (Dale, 2000). The discursive contexts in which higher education policies are formulated include the Lisbon Objectives (EC, 2000; CEC, 2005) and the Bologna Process (Confederation of EU Rectors’ Conferences and

in Higher education in a globalising world
Changes in discursive practices and their social implications
Françoise Dufour

The period between the end of the First World War and the independence of African nations around 1960 was marked by the passage from a colonial Discourse 2 based on ‘progress of civilisation’ (‘progrès de la civilisation’) to a post-colonial Discourse based on ‘development’, in which the development of Africa (‘développement de l’Afrique’) 3

in Developing Africa
Sibylle Scheipers

6 The progressivist discourse The case of progressivism is a special and difficult case, as it only played a marginal role within the framework of the transatlantic debate over the ICC. The reason for this is that the progressivist discourse finds itself in a position that is fundamentally opposed to the ICC as an institution intended to fight impunity. In contrast to the progressivist discourse, both interventionism and sovereigntism challenge the final shape of the ICC but were not entirely opposed to the idea of an international criminal court as such

in Negotiating sovereignty and human rights
Josefina A. Echavarria

THE FIRST QUESTION THAT ARISES when addressing security discourses is the meaning of security itself. Any specific concept of security entails certain implications. Even though security is regarded today as a basic need, what passes under the label ‘security’ is actually quite wide. 1 Conceptions of security range from traditional understandings in military terms, that is, the classical

in In/security in Colombia
Jane Roscoe and Craig Hight

Mock-documentary is a ‘fact-fictional’ form which has a close relationship to both drama and documentary. It not only uses documentary codes and conventions but constructs a particular relationship with the discourse of factuality. This chapter outlines some of the key issues for our analysis and discussion of this relationship which mock-documentary texts build with documentary and factuality

in Faking it
Sarah Hale, Will Leggett, and Luke Martell

Part IV The discourse and strategy of the Third Way The Third Way, particularly in its New Labour form, is often presented as a triumph of style over substance and the product par excellence of a soundbite political culture. Far from dismissing the discourse of the Third Way, however, the contributions that comprise Part IV

in The Third Way and beyond