‘Nested enterprises’? Spatialdimensions of ecological governance
Do the twain ever meet? ‘Natural’ and ‘man-made’ systems and
the problem of scale
The nature–society interface: different scales, problems of fit,
Space is of central concern to rational ecological governance.
Environmental problems and resource management issues cross
the man-made scales of local, regional or national governments.
The question thus becomes how ‘to negotiate a better fit’ in
responding to very complex ecological challenges
Sweden is seen as a forerunner in environmental and ecological policy. This book is about policies and strategies for ecologically rational governance, and uses the Swedish case study to ask whether or not it is possible to move from a traditional environmental policy to a broad, integrated pursuit of sustainable development, as illustrated through the ‘Sustainable Sweden’ programme. It begins by looking at the spatial dimensions of ecological governance, and goes on to consider the integration and effectiveness of sustainable development policies. The book analyses the tension between democracy and sustainable development, which has a broader relevance beyond the Swedish model, to other nation states as well as the European Union as a whole. It offers the latest word in advanced implementation of sustainable development.
This article examines the paradoxes inherent in filmic time, with particular
reference to the autobiographical work of the British director Terence Davies.
Analysing ways in which film, itself constructed from still images, can create,
reverse or freeze temporal flux, confuse and blend multiple and conflicting
temporalities, and create the spatial dimensions of an ‘imaginary’ time, it argues
that the relationship between film and music may well provide a fundamental key to
the understanding of filmic time.
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Ourselves: SpatialDimensions of International Humanitarian
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( 2018 ), Cowboys and Conquering Kings: Sexual
Harassment, Abuse and Exploitation in the Aid Sector ,
up within itself,
matter. They are a part of what gets symbolized, and how. To explore
changing narrative formations developing in relation to new media might
thus offer insights into the cultural significance of contemporary processes
of automation transforming the temporal and spatialdimensions of
What previously was a representational culture of narrative, discourse and
the image which the reader, viewer or audience encountered in a dualistic
relation, now becomes a technological culture. Culture is comprised no
and African football players have been integrated into a global market for the professional game's core commodity, football labour. This has involved presenting a detailed overview of the complex assemblage of networks, nodes, actors and institutions through which transnationally mobile African footballers are fashioned and exported, and how this has changed through time. It has also encompassed an account of the spatialdimensions of players’ mobilities and the frameworks and rules that regulate their cross-border movements. As we acknowledged in Chapter 1
This book offers an up-to-date survey of historical writing on the German Revolution of 1918–19, focusing on debates during the Weimar, Nazi and Cold War periods, and on developments since German reunification in 1989–90. Its aim is twofold: to make a comprehensive case for seeing the revolution as a landmark event in twentieth-century German, European and world history, and to offer a multi-faceted explanation for its often peripheral place in standard accounts of the recent German past. A central argument is that the ‘cultural turn’ in historical studies from the late 1970s onwards, while shedding important new light on the gendered and spatial dimensions of the revolution, and the role of violence, has failed adequately to grasp its essential political and emancipatory character. Instead, the fragmented narratives that stem from the foregrounding of culture, identity and memory over material factors have merely reinforced the notion of a divided and failed revolution that – for different reasons – characterised pre-1945 and Cold War-era historiography. Public recognition of a handful of reductive ‘lessons’ from the revolution fails to compensate for the absence of real historical debate and sustained, contexualised understanding of how the past relates to the present. The book nonetheless sees some welcome signs of a return to the political in recent urban, transnational and global histories of the revolution, and ends with a plea for more work on the entanglements between the revolution and competing or overlapping ideas about popular sovereignty in the years immediately following the First World War.
This chapter discusses three different examples of experimental socially engaged creative practice. In each case artists and community groups worked with biomedical professionals in processes of collaborative knowledge co-production. The chapter argues that these processes should be understood as performances of translation with linguistic and spatial dimensions. The three different examples engage with inherited breast cancer, khat and skin colour respectively. The creative projects all responded to dominant ways of articulating an issue by redefining the problem. They got to grips with complex social contexts marked by diverse experiences of globalisation and various forms of inequality. The formation of new biosocial alliances that crossed boundaries between professionals, patient groups, artists and other groups was central to all these projects. Such creative networks can rebalance knowledge inequalities in a process of commoning sense.
This chapter considers the work done by a tidal, hydrographical imagination in Spenser’s writing. The coastal imaginaries of The Faerie Queene’s middle books are read alongside works by John Dee, namely General and Rare Memorials Pertayning to the Perfect Arte of Navigation (1577), and Sir Walter Ralegh, namely the ‘21th: and last booke of the Ocean to Scinthia’. In the readings made by the chapter, which seek to identify the spatial dimensions implicit in what Louis Montrose has described as the ‘Elizabethan political imaginary’, the tideline is considered as an emblematic space, characterised by recurrent images of gain and loss, in which personal desire is put under pressure by nationalistic dreams of empire. The chapter builds on earlier discussions of movement and travail and argues that the middle books of Spenser’s Faerie Queene inhabit a spatial imaginary that is shared with other writers attempting to mythologise Elizabeth I and the realm over which she governs. The chapter takes a renewed interest in questions of poetic and hydrographical form, which looks forward to the subsequent discussions of Ireland as wetland, and islands as privileged locations for the making of competing fictions.
Liquids, unlike solids, cannot easily hold their shape. Fluids, so to
speak, neither fix space nor bind time. While solids have clear spatialdimensions but neutralize impact, and thus downgrade the significance of time (effectively resist its flow or render it irrelevant),
fluids do not keep to any shape for long and are constantly ready
(and prone) to change it; and so for them it is the flow of time that
counts more than the space they happen to occupy … In a sense,
solids cancel time: for liquids, on the contrary, it is mostly time that