Search results

Open Access (free)
Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis and Kostas Ifantis

viability of democratic arrangements within and across pre-established borders. Whatever the lessons stemming from the process of bringing together a number of democratic governments under the organisational logic of a larger management system, the work at hand will have made a contribution if it offers an opportunity to communicate the major concerns underlying the evolutionary nature of European governance and its functionally structured subsystems. Such a task represents, above all, a pragmatic challenge, confronting, on the one hand, the transformation of

in Theory and reform in the European Union
Open Access (free)
A cognitive perspective
Gilles Allaire

knowledge diffusion and creation. We opposed the two paradigms as alternative ways of differentiating food networks, providing ‘functional’ versus ‘identity’ food, but emphasised that the globalisation of agrofood networks was combining governance institutions related to those two paradigms. My intention here is to relate these cognitive frameworks to the discussion of the economic approach of quality. References Akerlof, A. G. (1970), ‘The market for lemons: quality uncertainty and the market mechanism’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 84, pp. 488–500. Allaire, G. (1995

in Qualities of food
Structuring self-made offers and demands
Andreas Maurer and Wolfgang Wessels

States and their politicoadministrative systems? We might point to a set of trends from the Brussels arenas which need to be analysed in terms of their potential effects on national systems. Of particular relevance are: • The dynamic evolution of new and refined treaty provisions leading – in a typical pattern – to an ever-increasing set of communitarised frameworks for policy-making: para-constitutional communitarisation with a growing role for all Community institutions. • The subsequent widening of the functional scope of integration: sectoral differentiation

in Fifteen into one?
Ben Jackson

membership of a complex, functionally differentiated community. As Collini has suggested, a characteristic theoretical move in Victorian and post-Victorian moral and political thought was to confront moral agents with a stark ethical polarity: either they performed their assigned social duty or they lapsed into morally discreditable selfishness. This dichotomy established the ‘unreflective Kantianism of Victorian moral commonplaces’,6 and produced a common style of thinking across a variety of intellectual idioms influential on progressive thought. Idealist political

in Equality and the British Left
Joe Larragy

comment on corporatism and neo-­corporatism as more widely understood. Bipartism in Ireland in a neo-­corporatist perspective The broad theoretical context for Ireland’s first attempt at centralised bargaining in the 1970-­81 period is post-­war corporatism. Social corporatism or neo-­ corporatism was defined by Schmitter as: a system of interest representation in which the constituent units are organized into a limited number of singular, compulsory, non-­competitive, hierarchically ordered and functionally differentiated categories, recognized or licensed (if not

in Asymmetric engagement
Alan Warde, Jessica Paddock and Jennifer Whillans

and 2015. This chapter seeks to adopt a more subtle historical perspective which pays attention to the persistent identity of the practice of dining out in the context of wider social and cultural change. The difference that twenty years makes Accounting for change The mechanisms through which practices are shared become institutionalised and, when reproduced, work imperfectly. The vocabulary of practice theories includes concepts such as trajectory, career; recruitment, defection and generations; controversy, contestation and competition; differentiation

in The social significance of dining out
Abstract only
Legal pluralism in the world society
Gunther Teubner

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
Maurice Roche

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
Don Slater

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
Gunther Teubner

(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