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developing countries of Asia, Latin America and Africa and in disarmament issues. In looking at parliamentary involvement and the construction of foreign policy narratives it is evident that parliamentary debates are a powerful contributor to the narrative of Global Citizen.The moral and ethical base of Irish foreign policy is frequently asserted and this is often and deliberately linked to Irish security and defence policy by way of military neutrality. Frequently, those members that take an interest in areas of overseas conflict do so on the basis of principles that are

in Global citizen and European Republic
Chris Duke, Michael Osborne and Bruce Wilson

under new and still current leadership.6 Newcastle’s work was influential in the OECD IMHE’s higher education and regional development activity from that time, cascading into different countries of Europe, notably the Nordic region (see Goddard 1997 Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies {CURDS} 1998; Department for Education and Employment {DfEE} 1998, OECD 1999, OECD 2007). Work in the UK HE policy arena fed into national policy-making settings: the Dearing Inquiry (National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education 1997), the Higher Education Funding

in A new imperative
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The same-sex unions revolution, its past and future

law. To date ten countries outside of Western Europe and North America have implemented a national SSU law: Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, New Zealand, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, Slovenia, South Africa, Australia and Uruguay (see Table 7.1).1 These countries now make up a substantial minority of the thirty-three countries worldwide that legally recognise samesex couples. The uptake of these policies, as is in keeping with processes of international policy diffusion and socialisation, is still starkly regional in nature. With the exception of South

in The same-sex unions revolution in western democracies

3 The post-war regime of aviation expansion During the next few years, the UK has an opportunity, which may not recur, of developing aircraft manufacture as one of our main export industries. On whether we grasp this opportunity and so establish firmly an industry of the utmost strategic and economic importance, our future as a great nation may depend. (Duncan Sandys, UK Minister of Supply, 1952, cited in Lyth, 2003: 90) Almost every airport policy decision in the last 40 years has been controversial. Wherever there is an airport, or the potential for an

in The politics of airport expansion in the United Kingdom

Cabinet from Africa Department on Congo, 21 February 1961. 31 NAL, PREM 11/​3214, Policy paper entitled ‘Future of the Congo in the case of the failure of the United Nations effort’, for the Commonwealth Prime Ministers’ Conference, March 1961. 32 NAL, PREM 11/​4590, Letter to Macmillan from Kennedy, 23 February 1961. 33 NAL, PREM 11/​4590, Record of a conversation at dinner in Admiralty House, Monday February 27, 1961. 34 John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston (hereafter JFKL), National Security Files, Box 174, UK Subjects, Macmillan Briefing

in The diplomacy of decolonisation
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Politics and International Relations, 3:2 (June 2001), p. 169. 87 Annual Abstract of Statistics, UK Gross public expenditure of aid, 1994/95 to 2002/03, downloaded from http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ STATBASE/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=3960. 88 Labour Party, 2005 general election manifesto, Britain: Forward not Back (London: Labour Party, 2005), p. 90. 89 See Linda Melvern and Paul Williams, ‘Britannia waived the rules: the Major government and the 1994 Rwandan genocide’, African Affairs, 103 (2004), p. 1. 90 Williams, British Foreign Policy under New Labour, p. 80. See also Tom

in The Labour Party and the world
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-extended in its foreign and defence policy commitments. While the leaders of the Labour government recognised that Britain’s power – particularly its economic power – had diminished as a result of nearly six years of war, they did not fully comprehend the extent of its weakened position and the long-term implications Britain’s leaders, both Labour and Conservative, continued to maintain that the UK had a leading role in world diplomacy and that Britain was still a great power. Attlee did seek to persuade his Cabinet colleagues that only by reducing global military

in The Labour Party and the world, volume 1
New storytellers, new narratives?
Julia Gallagher and V. Y. Mudimbe

correspondents and the international news coverage of east Africa’, (unpublished Doctoral thesis, Oxford University). Carroll, J. (2007): ‘Foreign news coverage: the US media’s undervalued asset’, Working Paper Series #1 (Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University). Cheeseman, N. (2008): ‘The Kenyan elections of 2007: an introduction’, Journal of East African Studies 2(2): 166–84. Constable, P. (2007): ‘No news is bad news: demise of the foreign

in Images of Africa

political considerations in the business of defence planning. However, such a mechanism, were it to be introduced, would involve complications. Firstly how would it avoid the tag of unaccountability that has dogged the HSE? Moreover the experience of the UK is to be considered. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is both a department of state handling policy issues and the Supreme Headquarters of the Armed Forces

in Re-evaluating Irish national security policy

military mission to restore public order in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA). Although Europe has sought to reduce its dependence on American hard power through the CFSP and ESDP, the Union’s military power projection capabilities outside NATO have remained limited (Hughes, 2007). With the notable exception of the long-range capabilities of France (the UK being excluded), Europe’s forces are configured for continental missions and Shifting constraints, evolving opportunities 173 conflicts in the immediate neighbourhood (Lee, 2016). Moreover, NATO’s relevance

in The European Union in the Asia-Pacific