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matter of concern at UN headquarters. Budget advisers in Pillar IV considered it important, however, to differentiate between the domestic Kosovo budget, used for the normal operations of public administration, and funding for activities related to humanitarian assistance and international administration. This would allow the cost of maintaining services in the long term, without donor assistance, to be

in Donors, technical assistance and public administration in Kosovo
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, homosexuality, women’s equality or welfare provision, it is clear that at any one moment in time there are potentially multiple publics with their own agendas and interests, who may or may not support another public’s cause. A person may belong to many different publics, based on how they are subjected to or perceive the consequences of associative behaviour. No two publics are therefore likely to ever have the same membership but a public may possibly possess members from other publics. In turn, because publics are differentiated by the associative behaviour invoked by the

in John Dewey
Chris Duke, Michael Osborne and Bruce Wilson

which legs to stand on, rather than imply that all three legs are required for good balance. Making such a choice harmonises with the tendency to differentiate the mission of HEIs, from teachingonly to ‘top-end’ theoretical research-oriented. Government instrumentalities in many countries incline this way. Not only is the principle of diversity attractive, allowing specialisation within what has become the very wide mission spread for HE overall. By separating a large part of mass-HE teaching from higher-cost research-based institutions and using new ICT methods it

in A new imperative

called for by the challenges of existence. (Bourdieu, 1977: 11) Once the limiting, defining characteristics are established – incorporating illusio,4 professional interests, struggle for monopoly of 3681 The Politics of war reporting.qxd:Layout 1 58 28/9/11 11:14 Page 58 The politics of war reporting authority, circulation of capital, class differentiation, strategies of conservation and subversion – this model can be transposed to other fields of practice so as to offer functional and structural comparisons. Methodologically, this means that the codification

in The politics of war reporting
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Action and agency

, etc) but also certain kinds of entrenched, iterated, and complex social practices (such as burial, marriage, promising, voting). These are their forms, but what institutions are made of – their contents, so to speak – is roles and rules. The rules can be formal (laws, regulations) or informal (norms, customs). A stable and standardized framework of social rules, functional and organisational institutions, and social roles is needed to allow for agents’ pursuit of and participation in purposive activities. Multilateral and complex interactions are mediated through

in Supranational Citizenship

discourse’ and argues: The author is not an indefinite source of signification which fill a work; the author does not precede the works; he is a certain functional principle by which, in our culture, one limits, excludes, and chooses . . . One can say that the author is an ideological product, since we represent him as the opposite of his historically real function. (Foucault 1991, 119–120) Let me emphasise this further: If identity is asserted through a series of performances or practices, and yet, is never fixed but continues to perform through a variety of discourses

in National missile defence and the politics of US identity

, the theoretical perspectives gleaned from traditional implementation theory and EU implementation studies facilitate explanatory depth in a national study. A national study of the impact of the EU policy-making process is, however, also methodologically complex given the multi-level nature of the EU. The ubiquity of policy interactions is the inevitable by-product of complex policy systems, highly differentiated both vertically (territorially) and horizontally (functional differentiation) (Glachant, 2001 : 241). In such a system

in The implementation of environmental policy in Ireland
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the traditional functional lines that characterise the division of labour between the various parts of the national administrative machineries. For example, elements of the common agricultural policy concern external trade, financial affairs, food safety and food production, i.e. issues that are often dealt with by different national ministries. This further enhances the need for co-ordination. Furthermore, the imperative of co-ordination at the intra-ministerial level has been enhanced dramatically. The participation of a wide range of ministerial actors in the

in The power of the centre
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Coalition unity and the exploitation of the Liberal Democrats

following: first, that the coalition was just as effective in managing their divisions as the Major government had been in managing the conflicts between wets and dries, and Eurosceptics and Europhiles; and, second, that the coalition was ‘more functional’ than the Blair era, riven as it was by the ‘tribal splits’ between the Blair and Brown factions between 1997 and 2007 (Barber, 2014 : 475

in Cameron

instrumental societies, in which humans were reduced to functional components, serving the reproduction of a system. ‘The world of things’, he wrote ‘is the world in which … Man is alienated therein, he is himself a thing … to the extent that he serves’ (214). Sovereignty, which he equated with a freedom that placed humans at the summit of life, would therefore need to be a renunciation of things or the attainment of consciousness in which one is no thing. Instead of the ‘restricted economy’ of instrumentality and utility he proposed a ‘general economy’ (1988) in keeping

in Sovereignty and superheroes