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Territorial party strategies in a multi-level system
Series: Devolution
Author: Eve Hepburn

This book explores how regional political parties use Europe to advance their territorial projects in times of rapid state restructuring. It examines the ways in which decentralisation and supranational integration have encouraged regional parties to pursue their strategies across multiple territorial levels. The book constitutes the first attempt to unravel the complexities of how nationalist and statewide parties manoeuvre around the twin issues of European integration and decentralisation, and exploit the shifting linkages within multi-level political systems. In a detailed comparative examination of three cases—Scotland, Bavaria and Sardinia—over a thirty-year period, it explores how integration has altered the nature of territorial party competition and identifies the limits of Europe for territorial projects. In addressing these issues, this work moves beyond present scholarship on multi-level governance to explain the diversity of regional responses to Europe. It provides insights and empirical research on the conduct of territorial party politics, and a model of territorial mobilisation in Europe.

Author: Edward Ashbee

The Right and the Recession considers the ways in which conservative activists, groupings, parties and interests in the US and Britain responded to the financial crisis and the “Great Recession” that followed in its wake. The book looks at the tensions and stresses between different ideas, interests and institutions and the ways in which they shaped the character of political outcomes. In Britain, these processes opened the way for leading Conservatives to redefine their commitment to fiscal retrenchment and austerity. Whereas public expenditure reductions had been portrayed as a necessary response to earlier “overspending” they were increasingly represented as a way of securing a permanently “leaner” state. The book assesses the character of this shift in thinking as well as the viability of these efforts to shrink the state and the parallel attempts in the US to cut federal government spending through mechanisms such as the budget sequester.

Edward Ashbee

institutional gaps or openings that could be exploited by those who oppose a measure and the spread of constituencies between self-perceived ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ and their capacity to form coalitional blocs. Assessed in these terms, there was every likelihood that fiscal retrenchment and state restructuring processes could, despite the proliferation of obstacles, be implemented. A second answer lies in the character of transformations. ‘Transformation’ refers to a complete or total change but is, beyond that, a relatively loose and imprecise term. The other synonyms that

in The Right and the recession
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Sarah Browne

, 2010), p. 4. 18 S. Gilmore, Groundswell: Grassroots Feminism in Postwar America (New York, 2013). 19 J. Lewis, ‘From Equality to Liberation: Contextualising the Emergence of the Women’s Liberation Movement’, B. Moore-Gilbert and J. Seed (eds), Cultural Revolution?: The Challenge of the Arts in the 1960s (London, 1992). Also argued by D.S. Myer, ‘Restating the Woman Question – Women’s Movements and State Restructuring’ in L.A. Banaszak, K. Beckwith and D. Rucht, Women’s Movements Facing the Reconfigured State (Cambridge, 2003), p. 289. Some work has been

in The women’s liberation movement in Scotland
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Sarah Browne

(Cambridge, 2003), p. 118, and D.S. Myer, ‘Restating the Woman Question – Women’s Movements and State Restructuring’ in L. Banaszak, K. Beckwith and D. Rucht (eds), Women’s Movements Facing the Reconfigured State (Cambridge, 2003), p. 283–4. 14 L. Banaszak, K. Beckwith and D. Rucht, ‘When Power Relocates: Interactive Changes in Women’s Movements and States’ in L. Banaszak, K. Beckwith and D. Rucht (eds), Women’s Movements Facing the Reconfigured State (Cambridge, 2003), p. 2. M. Sawer and S. Grey, ‘Introduction’ in S. Grey and M. Sawer (eds), Women’s Movements

in The women’s liberation movement in Scotland
Edward Ashbee

market processes. And, eighth, and most visibly, there was a commitment to ‘hard’ Euroscepticism. There was little faith in renegotiating processes, a distaste of continental European liberalism and conservatism and a belief that the UK should make its own way as a trading nation. There were further reasons why the narrative shifted towards state restructuring. There was no evident enthusiasm for a dramatic shrinking of the state or radical restructuring. Business organizations opposed regulation and supported retrenchment, but generally backed infrastructural spending

in The Right and the recession
Ancoats and the ongoing housing question
Nigel de Noronha and Jonathan Silver

–313 . Wacquant , L ( 2008 ). Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality . Cambridge : Polity . Ward , K. ( 2003 ). Entrepreneurial urbanism, state restructuring and civilizing ’New’ East Manchester . Area , 35 ( 2 ), 116–27 .

in How the other half lives
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Tackling the urban through ethnography
Camilla Lewis and Jessica Symons

experiment”. British Medical Journal: 1–5. https://manchester.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http:// search.proquest.com/docview/1777837174?accountid=12253. Accessed 26 May 2017. Ward, Kevin. 2003. “Entrepreneurial urbanism, state restructuring and civilizing ‘New’ East Manchester”. Area 35 (2): 116–127. Wintour, Patrick 2014. “George Osborne overcomes obstacles to pull off Manchester devolution deal”. Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/nov/03/ george-osborne-manchester-devolution-deal. Accessed 26 May 2017. Yaneva, Albena. 2016. “Politics of architectural imaging

in Realising the city
Camilla Lewis

York: Palgrave Macmillan. Tye, Rachel and Gwyndaf Williams. 1994. “Urban regeneration and central–local government relations: The case of East Manchester”. Progress in Planning 42 (Part 1): 1–97. Camilla Lewis 187 Walkerdine, Valerie. 2010. “Communal beingness and affect: an exploration of trauma in an ex-industrial community”. Body & Society 16 (1): 91–116. Ward, Kevin. 2003. “Entrepreneurial urbanism, state restructuring and civilizing ‘New’ East Manchester”. Area 35 (2): 116–127. Young, Craig, Martina Diep, and Stephanie Drabble. 2006. “Living with difference

in Realising the city
Edward Ashbee

forefront of politics. Furthermore, in Britain, the Cameron leadership has declared its commitment not only to fiscal retrenchment as a pragmatic necessity but also to a permanently ‘leaner’ state. Nonetheless, the processes that shape the character of the Right, at least in the UK and the US, and the nature of change mechanisms have at the same time placed limits upon the durability and staying power of the state restructuring processes that are taking place. The Right and the recession 8 Thus, after the financial crisis, the prolonged period of recession and barely

in The Right and the recession