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Jon Birger Skjærseth
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Tora Skodvin

2543Chap2 16/7/03 9:57 am Page 12 2 Analytical framework This chapter outlines the analytical framework of our empirical analysis. Our point of departure is to identify the sources of corporate strategy choice: what factors determine the strategies chosen by the oil industry to meet climate-change challenges? We explore the impact of three main groups of factors, related to: (1) company-specific features; (2) the political context of corporate activity at the domestic level; (3) the international institutional context in which multinational companies

in Climate change and the oil industry
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Relations between the European Union and Mercosur
Arantza Gomez Arana

2 Analytical framework: relations between the European Union and Mercosur Introduction This chapter establishes the analytical framework that will be used to examine EU–Mercosur relations. It begins by offering a critical review of the existing literature. Until now, the literature on EU–Mercosur has been very descriptive but not very analytical. It has tended to cover specific moments of the relations and as a consequence it has forgotten to look at the bigger picture. Most authors have chosen to explain EU–Mercosur relations by using more than one argument at

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
Nikki Ikani

This chapter takes the analytical framework presented in this book on three ‘test-drives’. As mentioned in the Introduction, combining two in-depth case studies with three shorter test-drives of the theory in this book allows me to flesh out the class of situations which form appropriate testing grounds for my analytical framework. The goal of test-driving my theory in these cases of policy change is to increase our confidence in the analytical steps developed in the previous chapters, by complementing the two case study chapters with

in Crisis and change in European Union foreign policy
Nikki Ikani

This chapter proposes an analytical framework for studying changes to EU foreign policy. The Introduction explained how the ambition to draw up such a framework for the EU level is founded on a theoretical dialogue between historical institutionalism (HI), foreign policy analysis (FPA) and public policy studies. The key argument of this study is that to understand changes of EU foreign policy in the wake of critical junctures we need to understand the decision-making process following those critical junctures, in order to

in Crisis and change in European Union foreign policy
Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro
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This book is about the relationship between societies and their instruments of coercion at times of great political and societal change. It traces the scholarly and policy origins of the security sector reform concept, locating its recent rise to prominence in earlier debates about development, security and civil-military relations. The book takes a comparative approach to the concept and policy of security sector reform in transforming societies. It examines the security sector reform experiences of two paired case studies, Croatia and Serbia-Montenegro, through a systematic analytical framework. The book then analyses security sector reform at the political level, the organisational level and the international level in each country. It discusses the political legacy and the organisational legacy of the 1990s in each country. The book analyses the various strategies that international actors have used to try and encourage security sector reform in the two countries, including the provision of reform assistance programmes, and the application of pre- and direct conditionality. It traces how the reform process has impacted on issues of role, force structure, expertise and responsibility in the security sector itself. Finally, the book draws out a series of more generic conclusions regarding the security sector reform concept as a whole and its relationship to wider processes of political and societal transformation.

This book reviews a variety of approaches to the study of the European Union's foreign policy. Much analysis of EU foreign policy contains theoretical assumptions about the nature of the EU and its member states, their inter-relationships, the international system in which they operate and the nature of European integration. The book outlines the possibilities for the use of discourse analysis in the study of European foreign policy. It sets out to explore the research problem using a political-cultural approach and seeks to illuminate the cognitive mind-maps with which policy-makers interpret their political 'realities'. The book provides an overview and analysis of some of the non-realist approaches to international relations and foreign policy, and proposes an analytical framework with which to explore the complex interplay of factors affecting European foreign policy. The book suggests one way of seeking theoretical parsimony without sacrificing the most defining empirical knowledge which has been generated about Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) over the years. It argues that while the sui generis nature of CFSP presents an acute problem for international relations theory, it is less pronounced with regard to traditional integration theory. The book discusses the dimensions of European foreign policy-making with reference to the case of arms export controls. Situated at the interface between European studies and international relations, it outlines how the EU relates to the rest of the world, explaining its effort towards creating a credible, effective and principled foreign, security and defence policy.

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The Politics of Infectious Disease
Duncan McLean
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Michaël Neuman

violent’. By referencing multiple case studies where mass starvation has emerged as a key humanitarian consequence, the authors point to PMF as ‘one tool among several’ for understanding politics and organised violence. At the very least, applying this analytical framework ‘can help improve humanitarian information and early warning systems, as well as programme decision-making, while helping humanitarians think more carefully about the constant trade-offs they are forced to make’. In a final

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Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond
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Catia Gregoratti

premised on self-responsibilisation, self-sacrifice and work. Methodological Approach: What Is the Problem of the Refugee Woman Represented to Be? Our feminist postcolonial critique of representations of refugee women within the IKEA and the Jordan River Foundations and RefuSHE initiatives rests on Carol Bacchi’s poststructural analytical framework ‘What is the Problem Represented to Be?’(WPR) ( Bacchi, 1999 , 2005 , 2009a

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lisette R. Robles

. , Gibbons , P. and McDermott , R. ( 2018 ), ‘ Social Capital in Vulnerable Urban Settings: An Analytical Framework ’, Journal of International Humanitarian Action , 3 : Art.4 , doi: 10.1186/s41018-018-0032-9 . Piguet , E. ( 2018 ), ‘ Theories of Voluntary and Forced

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Interpreting Violence on Healthcare in the Early Stage of the South Sudanese Civil War
Xavier Crombé
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Joanna Kuper

defies the maximisation logics of any given set of actors. Medical aid practitioners must be aware of these dynamics when making sense of – and trying to anticipate – violent incidents in health facilities. Kalyvas’s analytical framework also rests on a distinction between indiscriminate violence, a costly strategy pursued because of lack of control and local information, which risks alienating the civilian population further, and selective violence, made possible

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