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Alex Mold

1 Autonomy In Britain during the early 1960s patients were rarely thought of as autonomous actors. Ann Cartwright, in her 1964 survey of human relations and hospital care, found that many British patients complained about a lack of information concerning their illness, its treatment and prognosis. One patient told researchers: ‘I’d like to have known just what was wrong with me, which kidney it was and if I’d be completely cured. Also I wanted to know if I could have any children. They just jump down your throat if you ask them.’1 From its foundation in 1948

in Making the patient-consumer
An exploration of the role of autonomy in the debate about assisted suicide
Louise Campbell

4 The limits of autonomy: an exploration of the role of autonomy in the debate about assisted suicide Louise Campbell Introduction Several important issues must be considered in any discussion of the permissibility of assisted death,1 including the obligation to relieve suffering, the need to protect vulnerable persons, the effectiveness of safeguards against coercion and abuse, the quality of end-­of-­life care and the values of medicine as a profession. Arguments which rely on the concept of autonomy also play a prominent role in this debate, but what is meant

in Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare
Eve Hepburn

3446 Using Europe 16/4/10 12:12 Page 143 5 Sardinian autonomy in the Mediterranean Introduction Sardinia has been largely ignored by scholars of nationalism and regionalism. This is not because territorial claims have omitted independence, or have shunned ‘nationalist’ parlance (as in Bavaria), but because Sardinian nationalism has failed to pose a major threat to the territorial integrity of the Italian state or to catalyse any constitutional reforms, in contrast to the Lega Nord. In fact, many scholars might argue that Sardinian nationalism has already

in Using Europe
Evidence for negotiated and oppositional coverage
Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Katy Parry, Craig Murray, and Philip M. Taylor

6 ‘Independence, diversity and professional autonomy’: Evidence for negotiated and oppositional coverage Overview This chapter is devoted to documenting and analysing evidence for negotiated and oppositional coverage. This is done in three ways: first, by examining critical coverage that emerged across specific subject areas; second, by describing patterns of coverage in particular media outlets; and third, by presenting time series data. The chapter begins by examining the representation of civilian casualties, military casualties and humanitarian operations

in Pockets of resistance
Stavros Stavrides

1­ 60 Common spaces of urban emancipation 7 Commoning neighborhoods: building autonomy in Mexico City Self-managed housing and emancipating inventiveness The housing question in Mexico (and probably in most Latin American metropolises) is directly connected to major challenges to the dominant urban order. Socially marginalized or excluded populations face not only chronic joblessness but also extremely precarious housing conditions. Usually forced to the peripheries of megacities, such populations are either dependent upon ruthless landlords, who charge

in Common spaces of urban emancipation
Two sides of the same unequal coin?
Asim A. Sheikh

6 Patient autonomy and responsibilities within the patient–doctor partnership: two sides of the same unequal coin? Asim A. Sheikh Introduction The autonomous patient has the ability to engage with a healthcare provider in relation to his or her health on a wide range of issues. This ability and control are central to a patient’s autonomy and self-­determination. This chapter will consider whether this ability confers both rights and responsibilities upon patients. It asks whether the language and idea of the healthcare provider and healthcare receiver (‘doctor

in Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare
Paul Kennedy

6 The PSOE and the question of regional autonomy The One of the key elements of the 1978 Constitution had been its consideration of the question of devolution of power to Spain’s regions. Whilst significant progress was made under the UCD government between 1977 and 1982, it was under the PSOE that the process reached maturity, with Spain having become of the most decentralised countries in Europe by the time that the party left office under Felipe González. Such was the influence of autonomous regions such as Catalonia that it was the withdrawal of the

in The Spanish Socialist Party and the modernisation of Spain
Perspectives from Jammu and Kashmir, Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovin
Elena B. Stavrevska, Sumona DasGupta, Birte Vogel, and Navnita Chadha Behera

4 Agency, autonomy and compliance in (post-)conflict situations: perspectives from Jammu and Kashmir, Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina Elena B. Stavrevska, Sumona DasGupta, Birte Vogel and Navnita Chadha Behera Introduction The nature of conflict has changed dramatically in the twenty-first century with non-conventional wars, terrorist attacks and civil strife assuming centre stage. State forces are pitted not just against each other but against non-state actors. Terrorists often target civil society as well as symbols of the state, while the Westphalian nation

in Cultures of governance and peace
An Analysis of RED Production Company and Warp Films
Andrew Spicer and Steve Presence

This article analyses the production cultures of two film and television companies in the United Kingdom – RED Production and Warp Films – by discussing the companies formation and identity, aims and ethos, internal structures and their networks of external relationships. The article argues that although managing directors and senior personnel exercise considerable power within the companies themselves, the companies depend on the extent to which they are able to engage with other industry agents, in particular the large-scale institutions that dominate the film and television industries. By situating analysis of these negotiated dependencies within shifting macroeconomic, historical and cultural contexts, the article argues that the increasing power of multinational conglomerates and the cultural convergence between film and high-end television drama marks a threshold moment for both companies which will alter their production cultures significantly.

Film Studies
Credibility, dirigisme and globalisation
Ben Clift

4 The political economy of French social democratic economic policy autonomy 1997–2002: credibility, dirigisme and globalisation Ben Clift Introduction: the crisis of social democracy The U-turn of French Socialism in 1983 saw a retreat from egalitarian redistribution, full employment and social justice as the priorities of economic policy. A prolonged period of ideological and programmatic flux ensued. The manifest failure of a decade of Socialist Government to make any impression on the soaring unemployment figures was devastating. This, acting in tandem with

in In search of social democracy