Ideology and values
Richard Hayton

2 Constructing a new conservatism? Ideology and values Richard Hayton Introduction Following three severe election defeats, the Conservatives elected David Cameron as leader on an explicitly modernising platform. His agenda for change encompassed revitalising the Party image through a concerted effort to rebrand the Party, an extensive review of policy and ideological repositioning towards the centre ground. While these three strands are of course intertwined, this chapter will focus on the last, namely the attempt to distance the Conservatives from the legacy

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Boom! (1968), Secret Ceremony (1968) and Figures in a Landscape (1970)
Colin Gardner

. The films of this chapter are perched precariously between these Puritan and Marxist extremes. At their best – Secret Ceremony – Losey was able to foreground moral questions in light of their cultural constructs, producing a didactic distance in which basic instincts such as incest can be simultaneously felt and critically examined through both Freudian and Marxian frameworks. At their worst – Boom! – Losey tends to

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Universities, networks and the British academic world 1850–1939
Author: Tamson Pietsch

At the start of the twenty-first century we are acutely conscious that universities operate within an entangled world of international scholarly connection. Empire of scholars examines the networks that linked academics in Britain and the settler world in the age of 'Victorian' globalisation. It argues that long-distance personal connections were crucial to the ways late nineteenth and early twentieth century universities operated and central to the making of knowledge in them, and shows that such networks created an expansive but exclusionary ‘British academic world’ that extended far beyond the borders of the British Isles. Drawing on extensive archival research, this book remaps the intellectual geographies of Britain and its empire. In doing so, it provides a new context for writing the history of ideas and offers a critical analysis of the connections that helped fashion the global world of universities today.

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Ontologies of connection, reconstruction of memory
Jeremy C.A. Smith

civilisational angle, Oceania is a larger world with reviving social and cultural resources despite the extraordinary disordering produced by colonialism. Where does it start and where does it end? For this question, no answer seems adequate. Geography has no single answer, but it does identify a number of distinguishing features. The Pacific has big horizons. Though there are many islands, there are also long distances. Its vastness puts everything else in perspective. The Pacific’s surface area is larger than the planet’s combined land surface. If space alone is taken as the

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The case of Universal Health Insurance – by competition
Cliona Loughnane

lack of equal access to quality healthcare for all citizens and the health inequities between citizens. This chapter continues with a discussion of how the trajectory of health policy in Ireland enabled the imagining of UHI-C. The UHI-C documents will then be examined in terms of four elements of governing in an advanced liberal state: seeking to govern at a distance; placing responsibility on individuals through choice; the management of risk; and the fragmentation of the social sphere into multiple communities. The analysis will suggest that the outcome of UHI

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An industry in decline
Brenda M. King

Arab traders had made Indian piece goods a major trade item in the Middle East, in the Mediterranean, and on the coast of Africa, and a principal currency in the spice trade of the East Indies and other parts of Asia’. 4 Indian merchants traded in bulk in South-East Asia; Gujarati silk textiles, including the superb patolas , were traded widely, never disappearing from long-distance trade. 5 From the tenth

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A settler society
Robert Bickers

. It then looks at the recruitment and socialisation of recruits into treaty port society, and the strategies employed to maintain social and sexual distance between Britons and Chinese, as well as the punishments handed out to transgressors. Peer pressure and an emphasis on individual character were the nuts and bolts of this process, and individual experience is the focus of this analysis. The

in Britain in China
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Colin Gardner

firm critical distance from his characters’ self-interpellating ‘madness’, whether it be Arthur Seaton’s self-destructive womanizing, Morgan’s animalism, Axel Freed’s gambling addiction, or Angela Crispini’s multiple personalities – he was also an obvious admirer of the outsider’s will-to-power and the subjective, often dreamlike world ( Morgan , Isadora , Everybody Wins ) that they construct for

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On mediated unity and overarching legal-political form
Darrow Schecter

possible, and also enough metaphorical distance so that knowledge is not superfluous. More will be said in what follows in order to explain why this point about the dynamics between identity-​separation and proximity-​distance is very relevant to understanding what are still prevalent approaches to the relation between reason, representation, foundational dialectics, and notions of political community. Kant and others adduce good arguments in support of the claim that the question as to whether knowledge is to be sought in the human mind (internal) or in nature (external

in Critical theory and sociological theory
Isadora (1968) and Sweet Dreams (1985)
Colin Gardner

the films cancels the mass entertainment substance of the films. 31 The main objective of this backwards shift of emphasis is to hide the exploitative and condescending nature of the relationship between the professional entertainer and the audience at large in order to create a sense of shared participation: ‘Since stardom is – by definition – distanced from the

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