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following year another tribunal was established by the Dáil to explore allegations of political influence in the affairs of Locke’s Distillery, a whiskey firm in Westmeath, which was up for 54 Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987 sale and for which a foreign consortium, later exposed as a bunch of charlatans, had received support from the Department of Industry and Commerce (Collins and O’Shea, 2000: 22). Apart from demonstrating that the main proponent of the charges, Deputy Oliver J. Flanagan, had lied in the course of his evidence, after originally making

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constantly dismissing reports that he had received £30,000 in political donations during the 1989 general election campaign. However, in September 1997, Burke finally admitted having received such a figure in cash during the 1989 general election at a meeting in his home with two property development figures, one of whom he had never previously met. He 80 Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987 maintained that there was nothing unusual or sinister in this and that the money received was simply an election contribution of which he passed on £10,000 to Fianna Fáil

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Ireland in the 1980s

for Sustainable Economic Renewal – it was the government’s response to six months of catastrophic economic news after over a decade of boom of which the twin processes of social partnership and EU membership were seen as pillars of 10 Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987 the country’s economic success. Amongst a number of initiatives, the plan called for heavy investment in research and development which would incentivise multinational companies to locate more such capacity in Ireland, ensuring the commercialisation and retention of ideas that flowed from

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scale of its defeat at the 1987 34 Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987 election and the replacement of Garret FitzGerald with Alan Dukes, had very little interest in fighting another election. FitzGerald maintained that Fine Gael had not changed its mind on supporting the government on the main fiscal issues to be addressed and, given that none of the government’s defeats had been on confidence issues, there was no need to call an election. He went on to cast doubt on Haughey’s motive for calling the election, noting that ‘the only Fianna Fáil government

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Challenges to societal effects in global competition 3 The persistence of, and challenges to, societal effects in the context of global competition Phil Almond Introduction The notion of the ‘societal effect’, as posited by the Laboratoire d’Economie et de Sociologie du Travail (LEST) school (Maurice et al., 1986), has long represented a bulwark against universalist thinking within research into labour markets, the wider structuration of the wage-employment relationship and organisation studies. The specific methodological commitments of the LEST school itself

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6 Basque taxation devolution and the EU’s competition imperative This chapter examines a key episode in a long-running dispute between Basque, central government and certain EU bodies about the scope of politically sensitive Basque taxation powers. The devolution of extensive taxation prerogatives was a central element of the selfgovernment formula negotiated by Basque and central state elite after the dictatorship. The daily application of these powers, however, became controversial. Basque and central authorities confronted each other in the courts and the

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with a basic consensus on American exceptionality that previously united American elites. It is possible to list the main premises synthetically, without necessarily following the order of their presentation in the strategy: the international system is a space of permanent competition for power between sovereign states, which are responsible for the construction of a peaceful world order; the world is made up of strong, independent and sovereign nations, with their own cultures, values, ideas and dreams; American values are not universal and, though

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( Brighton : Centre for Research in Innovation Management, University of Brighton ). Harford , T. , Hadjimichael , B. and Klein , M. ( 2004 ), Aid Agency Competition: A Century of Entry, but no Exit ( New York : The World Bank ). Jacobsen , K. L. ( 2015 ), ‘ Experimentation

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A Focus on Community Engagement

, like women and youths, sought to protect their communities, showing willingness to take an active part in crisis management and to be recognised as legitimate contenders for power in the marketplace of local influence. Moments of crisis create opportunities for authority negotiation and competition. As our examples show, the terms of these contestations are influenced (but not determined) by long- and short-term histories. Each case tells a specific story. In the Kolobengou case in Guinea

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order

looming environmental disasters. Domestically, the liberal social contract is coming apart in many Western states as the coalition of those who have not benefited from the decades of wealth accumulation after 1979 turns to populist politicians and looks for scapegoats, with experts, immigrants and Muslims seen as prime targets. The commitment to liberal institutions that create limits to the scope of political competition – rights, the rule of law, freedom of the press – and to the basic level of respect due to all persons, be they citizens or refugees

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