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Legal pluralism in the world society

is: not only because it supports the de-paradoxification of contractual self-validation, but also because it creates dynamics of interaction between an official legal order and a non-official one, something that is constitutive for a modern legal system. It introduces an internal differentiation between organised and spontaneous law production, which creates the functional equivalent of the

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
Staging spectacles in changing cities

modernity’ (Roche 2000, ch. 5) I suggested that a mega-event’s main site should be seen as analogous both to a theatre and also to a touristic theme park, albeit a temporary version of each. The ‘theme park’ analogy is particularly relevant for the main site of a World Expo, which, in the largest category of Expo, typically contains many differently designed pavilions representing the participating nations. And it is relevant also for understanding the main site of an Olympic Games, with its large-scale Olympic stadium and the various functional buildings and venues, such

in Mega-events and social change

sense (innovation), but that perception of goods changes, and along with this our sense of ‘what is the same as what’. Hence markets are not stable structures if only because our anthropology of things is not a stable structure but an evolving and conflictual cultural dynamic. Moreover, economic actors – today functionally differentiated into institutions such as advertising, brand consultancy, design – may place the conjoint redefinition of goods and markets at the very centre of market practices: marketing, for example, is specifically dedicated to altering

in Market relations and the competitive process
How social subsystems externalise their foundational paradoxes in the process of constitutionalisation

(only) against the state, but also, selectively and purposefully, against the organised professional institutions of the economy and of other functional systems that they hold responsible for seriously distorted developments. The last remarkable phenomenon is the great disparity in status between different types of constitution: the state constitution, the economic constitution and the constitution of

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
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Europe, this is nonetheless too functionally specific to stand as an alternative in its own right. The OSCE with its comprehensive membership, multiple functions and emphasis on cooperative security could be seen as more credible. The problem with the OSCE, however, is obvious, namely its lack of support among European governments. Its predecessor, the CSCE, enjoyed a brief moment in the sun at the end of

in Inclusion, exclusion and the governance of European Security
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Implications for war reporting, journalism studies and political phenomenology

have happened at all. There is little to be gained from problematising the social necessity of delegating and professionalising the task of recording, interpreting and disseminating phenomena. However, it is of considerable significance that the dominant principles which do not merely rule on legitimacy and authority but positively produce journalistic practice by way of structuring differentiation in the field are themselves structured according to a misrecognised symbolic economy which is productive of discernible effects (viz., the enshrining of hierarchies of

in The politics of war reporting
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, stronger and brighter than its predecessors. This constitutes a significant departure from Baudrillard’s brief acknowledgement of the possibility of minimal differentiation. The second film sets up a potential clash between the possible differentiation between elements of a sequence and the overarching model of functionality, in which all the variant forms fulfil a single purpose. This problem is explicitly played out with reference to Trinity whose death appears to be a necessary part of her function as the lover of The One. Trinity’s death takes the form of both a

in Adapting philosophy

a whole owing to their interaction. Hence, for Habermas practice is not the necessary presupposition or outcome, but the part and potentiality of a scientific process aiming to encompass knowledge and rationality. The second differentiation between structuralism and critical theory is located in the field of terminology and signification. Both approaches address the question of where scientific problematics occur, and each adopts a similar but ultimately divergent answer. For Bourdieu, the crucial focus within the functional argument of the sciences becomes not

in Critical theory and epistemology
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on conflicts. The chapter comments on the capacity of integration to affect conflict resolution through top-down adaptational pressures and functional expediencies relative to its role as a resource and opportunity in actor-centred processes. Summary of the findings The cases discussed in the empirical chapters permit the development of two lines of argument: on the

in The Europeanisation of conflict resolution
The restructuring of work in Britain

‘powerless state’ to call globalisation into question (Weiss, 1998; Hirst and Thompson, 1996) – essentially favouring internationalisation as an explanatory device. What both positions overlook and obscure is the representation and reproduction of globalisation, in large part through the debates taking place within and across national capitalisms. A central source of the diversity and contestedness of globalisation is the differentiated meanings generated through the webs of power that constitute competing forms of capitalism. In chapter 2 I discussed the use of Polanyi

in Globalisation contested