Search results

You are looking at 121 - 130 of 168 items for :

  • International Relations x
  • Manchester International Relations x
Clear All
The Conservative Party and Africa from opposition to government
Danielle Beswick

political themes, including traditional Conservative leitmotifs of tax and immigration, dominated Hague’s public statements (Kelly, 2001 ). In this context, it is perhaps unsurprising that there was little emphasis on Africa. There was little pressure for Hague and his team to formulate substantive policy positions on issues relating to Africa, particularly because, as Porteous ( 2005 : 289–90) notes, Blair’s focus on Africa was markedly less during his first term in office than in his second. Where Africa did appear in speeches and statements by Hague, this was largely

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
Hillary Rodham Clinton

in the modern world’, what clearly stood out for Senator Clinton was the concept of modernity within the context of contemporary world politics.1 Modernity, she stated, was representative of positive developments such as human rights, equality, justice and the rule of law, which were under attack from enemies in the shape of ‘Neolithic forces’ determined to tear that progress to the ground; so that securing peace in Northern Ireland and around the world, she declared, though ‘always a noble goal, is now a strategic imperative’. As Senator for New York when the

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
Abstract only
The third American NWO – the Clinton and Bush presidencies, 1990–2006
Andrew Williams

threats to the hegemony of ideas and practices of the West, and in particular liberal democracy. This was the ‘End of History’ proclaimed by Francis Fukuyama.5 The ideological and political reflection that this provoked, and in particular the debate about the emergence of what is usually referred to as ‘neo-conservatism’, of which tendency Fukuyama is a prominent representative, is a major feature of this Conclusion. A second major emphasis is on the events that have reinforced this tendency in the United States in particular. A third theme will address whether the

in Failed imagination?
Andrew Williams

the failure of political and economic liberalism between 1929 and 1939.2 These failings were differently interpreted in the democracies, and their attitudes to a post-war economic and political settlement varied accordingly. Although there were some similarities of vocabulary, as for example over the idea of ‘planning’, the solutions to the problems of the 1930s were generally seen in Washington in global, not national, terms and were extremely wide-ranging. The United States was trying to create an NWO based on liberal democratic forms of government and capitalist

in Failed imagination?
Abstract only
Claire Sutherland

European identity, thus illustrating how regionalist ideology is conveyed in practice. The definition of ‘Europe’ remains contested in the literature on education, despite an early commitment by EU education ministers to promote the ‘European dimension’ in schools (Convery 1997 , 1). This covers a wide spectrum, from language teaching and school exchanges to more overt political promotion of European citizenship, as derived from

in Soldered states
Abstract only
Claire Sutherland

as a microcosm of soldered states. Hodgkin and Radstone ( 2003 , 169) highlight a ‘bond between memory and nationalism, that of place’. As an expression of public commemoration, national monuments, in turn, show how ‘memory is built’ (Till 2005 , 17). They are the culmination of a political process of historical interpretation, which is necessarily ideological. A striking example of this is the removal in the early 1990s of

in Soldered states
Abstract only
Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz and Julian Cooper

authoritarian control over the country’.3 This chapter discusses developments in the sphere of mass media and information under the Putin leadership through the framework of securitisation advocated as an additional conceptualisation of Russian domestic politics by the authors of this volume. Indeed, in monitoring the degree of securitisation apparent in official discourse on a range of domestic political issues, the sphere of media and information emerges as an area in which such a securitising discourse seems clearly apparent.4 The chapter assesses the possible

in Securitising Russia
Abstract only
Romano Prodi

Tree, becoming their candidate for President of the Council of Ministers. In May 1996, he was invited to form a government, which he led until October 1998. In 1999, he published Un’idea dell’Europa with Il Mulino, which was published in English as Europe As I See It, and also went through Spanish, Romanian, Serbian and Ukrainian editions. In the same year, he was chosen to be President of the European Commission at a time when the European Union was facing fresh challenges. It was, then, with a wealth of experience, both in the academic and political worlds, that he

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
Relationships and issues, 1941–45
Andrew Williams

ill-mannered [and] … for Europe, such remarks are extremely dangerous’. Another notable supporter of France in Washington was the distinguished American historian, Crane Brinton, who constantly urged Washington to take the French Resistance more seriously and who argued that a ‘middle group in French politics’ and most of the right in France would ensure that democracy returned after the war. However, he probably reinforced Roosevelt’s scepticism about de Gaulle by advocating at the end of 1942 that no one group (including ‘de Gaulle’s Fighting French’) should be

in Failed imagination?
Abstract only
Andrew Whiting

security industry 2 may appear less intuitive than other more commonly studied ‘sources’, such as elite political or popular media discourse. It might also be argued that these are more important or influential in shaping collective consciousness and security practices. I contest these assumptions and explore the importance of industry knowledge on the constitutive process in depth in Chapter 3 . However, in this Introduction I provide two main motivations for my decision to focus on the following specific areas. First, I have focused upon private

in Constructing cybersecurity