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Economics, influence and security
Oliver Daddow

methods by which New Labour tried to educate the British public about the successes of the European project in terms of peace and security. By the end of the chapter we should have a sophisticated understanding of the interests-based case New Labour put for the British in Europe – a classically rationalist cost–benefit approach beloved by many a previous government. I. Economics The economic benefits of EU membership featured prominently across the corpus of speeches by Blair and Brown. Three factors explain the high profile of the financial case for

in New Labour and the European Union
Energy security
Beatrix Futák-Campbell

6 Justifying the EU’s interests in the region: energy security Building on the findings of the three previous chapters on collective ‘European’ identity, norms, and moral concerns, this chapter turns to collective EU interest formulations. There are numerous collective interests such as terrorism, hybrid threats, economic volatility, climate change, and energy security that have been identified as the EU Global Strategy (EU HR/VP, 2016). These interests not only bind EU member states to act together, but also signifies to other, non-EU states, what the EU is

in Practising EU foreign policy
Shizuka Oshitani

9 Interests, institutions and global warming Since 1988 Japan and Britain have responded to the common threat of global warming. Both countries voluntarily established a policy to tackle the problem before the adoption of the FCCC, and once it was established they developed and implemented policies and measures to meet its requirements as well as the goals they set for themselves. Given that it was a ‘framework’ Convention, Japan, Britain and all the other signatories were given considerable latitude in designing, developing and implementing policies and

in Global warming policy in Japan and Britain
Adrian Hyde-Price

outlined below is based on three main concepts – interests, institutions and identities – and departs in two crucial respects from neo-realist and rationalist models of foreign policy analysis. First, it stresses that ‘institutions matter’ and, second, it views interests not as a given but as contingent on norms, beliefs and values (Schaber and Ulbert 1994 ). It also draws attention to the importance of foreign policy culture as

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
The impact of EU membership and advancing integration
Karin Arts

EUD6 10/28/03 3:14 PM Page 101 6 Changing interests in EU development cooperation: the impact of EU membership and advancing integration Karin Arts This chapter examines two main lines of developments within the European Union that have affected the geographical scope of, political priority for, and substantive orientation of, its development cooperation policy. They are, respectively, the changes in EU membership over time and the ever advancing European integration process. These two processes functioned both as incentives and as restraining factors for

in EU development cooperation
Brian McFarlane and Deane Williams

as Welcome to Sarajevo or The Claim ; its interests are intensely personal, not overtly political as in films such as In This World or The Road to Guantánamo ; it is an original story, not adapted from a well-known novel as Jude or A Cock and Bull Story were; it doesn’t try to embrace the multiple narrative strands of, say, Wonderland . If the ‘made-for-television’ descriptor implies focus

in Michael Winterbottom
Jane M. Adams

6 National assets and national interests: spas and the state Prior to 1914 the clientele at English spas was drawn from the middle and upper classes with limited provision of services for the poor provided through charitable organisations. The role of local authorities in providing medical bathing institutions, pump rooms, parks and gardens – all elements of the expected treatment and social facilities of watering places – had increased in many resorts. Although this publicly funded infrastructure was intended to enhance the appeal of the whole resort to visitors

in Healing with water
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Fabrice Weissman

situation and audience, determining how much to publicise ongoing and past cases and always keeping in mind the interests of current and potential hostages. Notes 1 Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (2014) ; Médecins sans frontiéres (2013) . 2 In the words of Jeff Green, directeur of Griffin

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Irish foreign policy in transition
Author: Ben Tonra

This book offers a new way of looking at Irish foreign policy, linking its development with changes in Irish national identity. Many debates within contemporary international relations focus on the relative benefits of taking a traditional interest-based approach to the study of foreign policy as opposed to the more recently developed identity-based approach. This book takes the latter and, instead of looking at Irish foreign policy through the lens of individual, geo-strategic or political interests, is linked to deeper identity changes. As one Minister of Foreign Affairs put it; ‘Irish foreign policy is about much more than self-interest. The elaboration of our foreign policy is also a matter of self-definition—simply put, it is for many of us a statement of the kind of people that we are’. Using this approach, four grand narratives are identified which, it is argued, have served to shape the course of Irish foreign policy and which have, in turn, been impacted by the course of Ireland's international experience. The roots and significance of each of these narratives; Ireland as a European Republic, as a Global Citizen, as an Anglo-American State and as an Irish Nation are then outlined and their significance assessed. The shape of Irish foreign-policy-making structures is then drawn out and the usefulness of this book's approach to Irish foreign policy is then considered in three brief case studies: Ireland's European experience, its neutrality and Irish policy towards the 2003 Iraq War.