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A visual narrative of the Romanian transition to capitalism
Anca Mihaela Pusca

elements of the past mixing with those of the future is negotiated both at an individual level—through immediate individual perception—as well as a collective one—through the manipulation of the visual by different mechanisms of the state or the economy. Photography as a visual narrative Photography, as one of the most popular visual narratives of the present, captures more than just a moment in time: it captures a photographer ’s choice of subject/object, his/her creative spirit and the spirit of the place/object under a particular light as well as the voice of the

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
The policy dynamics
Mary C. Murphy

interesting and creative views on the devolved administration’s approach to engaging with the EU. In September 2001, seven months after the publication of the first PfG, the Assembly’s Committee of the Centre launched a major inquiry which sought to produce an evaluation of the effectiveness of the current approach of the Northern Ireland Assembly and devolved government in the engagement of Northern Ireland with the institutions of the EU. (Committee of the Centre 2002: 9) The inquiry led to the publication of a committee report in 2002. The methodology employed by the

in Northern Ireland and the European Union
Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos

, the normative contention of this study is that the recognition of nature in IR might help us ‘find that our attachment to the world also ripens’: We do not seek to belong to an organic world but to heighten our attachment to a world replete with differential degrees of incompleteness and creative possibility. To appreciate our

in Recognition and Global Politics
Carla Monteleone and Kseniya Oksamytna

to the analysis of Security Council bargaining is linked to the secretive nature of the negotiations: the key decisions are reached in private consultations and the majority of peacekeeping resolutions are adopted by consensus. Scholars have therefore sought creative ways of overcoming this hurdle, for example, by looking at sponsoring rather than voting behaviour to detect the existence and evolution of dominant coalitions in the Council. Liberal institutionalism: An overview Liberal institutionalism

in United Nations peace operations and International Relations theory
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Charles T. Hunt

often unpredictable outcomes. Complexity theory ensures analyses that recognise that the elements of such a system are conscious and creative agents with interests and memory such that history matters to how these system-level outcomes transpire. Societies embroiled in – or emerging from – conflict are dynamical environments (Wils et al. 2006 : 35–6; Coleman et al. 2006 : 341–3). The impact of conflict on any specified level or unit of analysis will inevitably have consequences for higher- and lower-magnitude purlieus within the same system, in turn influencing

in United Nations peace operations and International Relations theory
Julia Gallagher

’s main political parties can claim liberal philosophy as a pre-eminent guiding principle. Isaiah Berlin’s two liberties provide a useful framework (Berlin, 1969). Positive liberty allows for a grand conception of the realisation of a common good created by human organisation and genius. It is a creative, potent form of good, whereby human potential can be realised through organisation around a ­rational and improving philosophy. It is interested in forms of enlightened and powerful government and authority, and takes on the idea that good is internal and can be

in Britain and Africa under Blair
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Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

it is in Britain? Finally, in examining the experiences of asylum-seeking and refugee women in their interaction with statutory and voluntary agencies, the majority of studies either focus on what happens to asylum-seeking and refugee women or on how they react to what happens to them. Few studies look at how asylum-seeking and refugee women are affected by policies and their implementation as well as their responses (whether reactive or creative) in order to effect change for the better. Rationale and aims Since the early 1990s, asylum seekers and refugees have

in Refugee women in Britain and France
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David Brown

.indd 1 26/05/2010 09:25:37 The European Union, counter terrorism and police co-operation states. The direction of the Blair Government was also changed substantially, with a domestically cautious Prime Minister transformed into what one of his Cabinet colleagues called ‘the vice president of the free world’.5 Having been hampered in his opening years in office by his own innate conservatism and the ‘creative’ partnership with his Chancellor of the Exchequer, Blair’s diplomatic activity in the wake of the terrorist attacks and the UK’s subsequent military

in The European Union, counter terrorism and police co-operation, 1992–2007
A foundation of understanding
James W. Peterson

attacks as chaos events that forced their targets to develop unexpected and creative solutions to the new and violent set of challenges. It was inevitable that there would be an evolution of sorts to a new order. Evidence of the new order in both Russia and America was the increasing centralization of political power in order to obtain the necessary controls to set up a process for preventing future violent challenges. In the Russian case, this entailed co-optation of military top brass from the Chechen campaign to serve at the top levels of administration in Moscow. It

in Russian-American relations in the post-Cold War world
Contrasting priorities
James W. Peterson

presumes that a chaos event sets in motion creative responses by players who work towards a new order in a turbulent situation that is continually evolving. The Arab Spring was such a chaos event that spread so rapidly that it also acquired the name “Twitter Revolution.” Memory and feedback from the past certainly influenced the American response, for the two Assads (father Hafez, and now his son Bashar) and Gadhafi had been stumbling blocks for some time. The decision to push for the removal of Gadhafi and the younger Assad was an instinctive response. For Russia the

in Russian-American relations in the post-Cold War world