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The Electoral Consequences of Third Way Welfare State Reforms

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Book Series: Changing Welfare States ISBN: 9789089644503 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_452435 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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In all advanced Western nations, policy-makers have implemented encompassing welfare state reforms in recent decades breaking with past welfare arrangements. In particular, social democracy engaged in significant policy change under the Third Way paradigm and broke with its traditional reputation on welfare that had built the ties with the core constituency in the 20th century. The Electoral Consequences of Third Way Welfare State Reforms: Social Democracy’s Transformation and its Political Costs provides a comparative study of the electoral consequences of Third Way welfare state reforms. The book demonstrates that Third Way reforms went against the social policy preferences of social democracy’s core voters and indeed produced an electoral setback for social democrats at the ballots. Moreover, and accounting for cross-national variation, the analysis shows that the nature of the setback is contingent on the electoral system and the party competition social democrats face when reforming the welfare state.

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Collapse of the Opposition Inter-Party Coalition in Uganda

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ISBN: 9782940503292 9782940503308 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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“It’s not so much what you agree upon, what you write on paper, but something intangible that in the end determines the success of political cooperation,” stated the leader of the Uganda People’s Congress Dr. Olara Otunnu. Hoping to put an end to the dominant-party system of Uganda – where President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement had ruled since 1986 – in 2008, four parties of the opposition gathered under the banner of the Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC). Their intention ...

The Grandeur and Misery of the Social State

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ISBN: 9782722602700 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
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The legal history of the construction of the social state gives an idea of its greatness. But this easy-going sovereign, tolerant to protest and accountable for its subjects’ well-being, seems to be struck by misery today. Exposed to systemic financial risks due to the opening of its commercial borders, it is seeing its resources dwindling and its expenses increasing. Fearful doctors are rushing to its bedside. Some are prescribing one bleeding after another, while others are already drawing ...

Was kann der Staat?

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837623123 9783839423127 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839423127 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103270
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Fragen zur Handlungsfähigkeit des Staates sind zentraler Bestandteil der gesellschaftlichen Debatten. Angesichts der im deutschen politischen System wirkenden institutionellen Schranken wird insbesondere problematisiert, wie Reformblockaden überwunden werden können. In diesem Kontext lohnt sich ein Blick auf die Renten- und Arbeitsmarktreformen der rot-grünen Regierung unter Gerhard Schröder. Ihre Untersuchung bietet sich vor allem deshalb an, weil das Zustandekommen der Sozialreformen überraschen muss. Anhand einer Analyse der Entscheidungsprozesse zeigt Hendrik Meyer auf, was die wesentlichen Bedingungen staatlicher Handlungsfähigkeit im deutschen Sozialstaat sind.

Simultaneous Tracking and Shape Estimation of Extended Objects

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Book Series: Karlsruhe Series on Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems / Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Intelligent Sensor-Actuator-Systems Laboratory ISSN: 18673813 ISBN: 9783731500780 Year: Volume: 13 Pages: XII, 162 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000035959 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Computer Science
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This work is concerned with the simultaneous tracking and shape estimation of a mobile extended object based on noisy sensor measurements. Novel methods are developed for coping with the following two main challenges: i) The computational complexity due to the nonlinearity and high-dimensionality of the problem and ii) the lack of statistical knowledge about possible measurement sources on the extended object.

Tired of Being a Refugee

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ISBN: 9782940503131 9782940503148 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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After six decades of protracted refugeehood, patterns of social identification are changing among the young people of the fourth refugee generation in the Palestinian refugee camp Burj al-Shamali in Southern Lebanon. Though their identity as Palestinian refugees remains the same compared to older refugee generations, there is an important shift in the young refugees’ relationship towards the homeland, their status as refugees, Islam, the camp society, as well as in their relationship towards ...

Aus erster Quelle. Beiträge zum 300-jährigen Jubiläum des Staatsarchivs der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen aus dem Staatsarchiv der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg ISBN: 9783943423068 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.STAHH.22.136 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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In 2010, the Hamburg State Archives celebrated its 300th anniversary. The Archives' forerunner was first mentioned in 1293 and thus testified to the preservation of important documents of the city in a central place. But it was not until September 11th, 1710, when Nicolaus Stampeel took office as a scientific archivist at the City of Hamburg. From then on, documents were systematically selected, preserved and indexed.This anniversary was celebrated by the State Archives with a broad programme of events, which included lectures and readings printed in the commemorative volume available here.

Applicable Law in Investor-State Arbitration

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Book Series: Oxford monographs in international law ISBN: 9780199656950 Year: Pages: 343 DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656950.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Law
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This book examines the law, national and/or international, that arbitral tribunals apply on the merits to settle disputes between foreign investors and host states. In light of the freedom that the disputing parties and the arbitrators have when designating the applicable law, and because of the hybrid nature of legal relationship between investors and states, there is significant interplay between the national and the international legal order in investor-state arbitration. The book contains a comprehensive analysis of the relevant jurisprudence, legal instruments, and scholarship surrounding arbitral practice with respect to the application of national law and international law. It investigates the awards in which tribunals referred to consistency between the legal orders, and suggests alternatives to the traditional doctrines of monism and dualism to explain the relationship between the national and the international legal order. The book also addresses the territorialized or internationalized nature of the tribunals; relevant choice-of-law rules and methodologies; and the scope of the arbitration agreement, including the possibility of host states presenting counterclaims in investment treaty arbitration. Ultimately, it argues that in investor–state arbitration, national and international law do not only coexist but may be applied simultaneously; they are also interdependent, each complementing and informing the other both indirectly and directly for a larger common good: enforcement of rights and obligations regardless of their national or international origin.

Everyday Resistance

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ISBN: 9782940503261 9782940503278 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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Northern Sri Lanka has been at the heart of the country’s 30-year civil war, a bloody conflict which has given rise to an estimated 40,000 households headed by women in this region. Based on fieldwork conducted in 10 villages and towns, this ePaper aims to identify and describe the most pervasive economic, physical and psycho-social vulnerabilities that female heads of households (FHHs) in the north face in the post-war context. It also traces how the state has shaped these vulnerabilities th...

Solidarity Intervention

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ISBN: 9782940503391 9782940503407 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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All across the globe, individuals mobilize international support in defense of Palestinian rights and a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, these international activists are neither the beneficiaries of their efforts nor do they closely identify with the Palestinian population. Through an ethnographic analysis of social movement organizations and international activists active in the West Bank, this paper tries to understand the emergence of transnational collective actio...

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