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Chapter 8 Is the EU different? (Book chapter)

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Book Series: West European Politics ISBN: 9781138614741 Year: Pages: 24 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Political Science
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The European Union interest group population is often characterised as being&#xD;biased towards business and detached from its constituency base. Many scholars&#xD;attribute this to institutional factors unique to the EU. Yet, assessing whether or&#xD;not the EU is indeed unique in this regard requires a comparative research design.&#xD;We compare the EU interest group population with those in four member states:&#xD;France, Great Britain, Germany and the Netherlands. We diff erentiate system, policy&#xD;domain and organisational factors and examine their eff ects on interest group&#xD;diversity. Our results show that the EU interest system is not more biased towards&#xD;the representation of business interests than the other systems. Moreover, EU&#xD;interest organisations are not more detached from their constituents than those in&#xD;the studied countries. Everywhere, business interest associations seem to be better&#xD;capable of representing their members’ interests than civil society groups. These&#xD;fi ndings suggest that the EU is less of a sui generis system than commonly assumed&#xD;and imply the need for more fi ne-grained analyses of interest group diversity.

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EU --- level systems --- organisations --- diversity

NGOs and Political Change. A History of the Australian Council for International Development

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ISBN: 9781925022469 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_578873 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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The Australian Council for International Development is the peak body of Australian international development NGOs. This book explores ACFID’s history since its founding in 1965, drawing on current and contemporary literature as well as extensive archival material. The trends and challenges in international development are seen through the lens of an NGO peak body: from the heady optimism of the first Development Decade of the 1960s, through the growth in government support of NGOs in the 1980s, to the challenges of the 2010s. The major themes of ACFID are presented: human rights; gender justice; humanitarianism; NGO codes of conduct; and influencing government policy both broadly and as it relates to NGOs. Each of these themes is placed in a global context and in relation to what other NGO networks are doing internationally.

Introduction aux relations internationales

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ISBN: 9782760626706 9782821898103 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l'Université de Montréal
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Les relations internationales sont les rapports multiformes que développent entre eux les individus, les organisations privées et les gouvernements des États, dans les diverses sphères de l'activité humaine. Cet ouvrage traite des relations politiques et économiques interétatiques qui demeurent l'épine dorsale des relations internationales. Il examine d'abord les principales théories qui ont marqué ce champ d'étude : le réalisme, le libéralisme, le marxisme et leur évolution jusqu'au postmod...

L’information dans les organisations : dynamique et complexité

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ISBN: 9782869062399 9782869063181 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais
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Le système d’information devient le pivot du pilotage des organisations confrontées à un environnement complexe. La dimension informationnelle des différentes activités, le caractère stratégique de l’information, la prise en compte du jeu des acteurs, la question centrale de la mémoire des organisations, l’impact du numérique… Autant de facteurs qui incitent les chercheurs en sciences de l’information et de la communication à développer les recherches dans ce contexte managérial. Cet ouvrage ...

L’activité marchande sans le marché ?

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ISBN: 9782911256219 9782356711977 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses des Mines
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Longtemps « le marché » a été le lieu public et visible des activités marchandes. Mais avec le développement du commerce, il devint invisible et abstrait. Se forme alors une grande confusion moderne : où le marché est pensé à la fois comme un équilibre naturel et comme un idéal utopique des échanges. Ce livre, issu d’un colloque de Cerisy, invite à rejeter les équivoques et les mythologies du « marché » car elles masquent la réalité et les mutations des activités marchandes. Explorations touj...

Balancing Power without Weapons

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ISBN: 9781107181861 9781316855430 Year: DOI: 10.1017/9781316855430 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101743
Subject: Political Science
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Why do states block some foreign direct investment on national security grounds even when it originates from within their own security community? Government intervention into foreign takeovers of domestic companies is on the rise, and many observers find it surprising that states engage in such behavior not only against their strategic and military competitors, but also against their closest allies. Ashley Thomas Lenihan argues that such puzzling behavior can be explained by recognizing that states use intervention into cross-border mergers and acquisitions as a tool of statecraft to internally balance the economic and military power of other states through non-military means. This book tests this theory using quantitative and qualitative analysis of transactions in the United States, Russia, China, and fifteen European Union states.

Governing Failure - Provisional Expertise and the Transformation of Global Development Finance

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ISBN: 9781107035041 9781139542739 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_472457 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Economics
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Jacqueline Best argues that the changes in International Monetary Fund, World Bank and donor policies in the 1990s, towards what some have called the 'Post-Washington Consensus,' were driven by an erosion of expert authority and an increasing preoccupation with policy failure. Failures such as the Asian financial crisis and the decades of despair in sub-Saharan Africa led these institutions to develop governance strategies designed to avoid failure: fostering country ownership, developing global standards, managing risk and vulnerability and measuring results. In contrast to the structural adjustment era when policymakers were confident that they had all the answers, the author argues that we are now in an era of provisional governance, in which key actors are aware of the possibility of failure even as they seek to inoculate themselves against it. This book considers the implications of this shift, asking if it is a positive change and whether it is sustainable. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

The Academic Book of the Future

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ISBN: 9781137595775 Year: Pages: 120 DOI: 10.1057/9781137595775 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Education --- Languages and Literatures
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This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. What makes a book 'academic'? What spaces, physical and digital, can they be found in? How are they made, bought, and read? These questions are tackled by a cross-section of thirteen experts from the fields of bookselling, publishing, university libraries, and academic research in this volume of essays, which was produced in conjunction with the team from the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project as an accelerated publishing challenge for the first ever Academic Book Week. The topics include campus bookshops and bookselling, the role of national libraries, Open Access, the Research Excellence Framework, and publishing innovation. The approaches explore the realities of the present and venture all the way through to possible futures. There is something here for everyone who is connected to academic books – however these are defined, and whatever shape they are read in.

Society, Organizations and the Brain: building towards a unified cognitive neuroscience perspective

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889195800 Year: Pages: 205 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-580-0 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Neurology --- Science (General)
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This e-book brings together scholars in both the neurosciences and organizational sciences who have adopted various approaches to study the cognitive mechanisms mediating the social behavior that we see within organizations. Such an approach has been termed by ourselves, and others, as ‘organisational cognitive neuroscience’. In recent years there has been a veritable increase in studies that have explored the cognitive mechanisms driving such behaviors, and much progress has been made in understanding the neural underpinnings of processes such as financial exchange, risk awareness and even leadership. However, while these studies are informative and add to our understanding of human cognition they fall short of providing evidence-based recommendations for practice. Specifically, we address the broader issue of how the neuroscientific study of such core social behaviors can be used to improve the very way that we work. To address these gaps in our understanding the chapters in this book serve as a platform that allows scholars in both the neurosciences and the organizational sciences to highlight the work that spans across these two fields. The consolidation of these two fields also serves to highlight the utility of a singular organizational cognitive neuroscience. This is a fundamentally important outcome of the book as the application of neuroscience to address economically relevant behaviors has seen a variety of fields evolve in their own right, such as neuromarketing, neuroeconomics and so forth. The use of neuro-scientific technologies,in particular fMRI, has indeed led to a bewildering (and somewhat suffocating) proliferation of new approaches, however, the speed of such developments demands that we must proceed carefully with such ventures or risk some fundamental mistakes. The book that you now hold will consolidates these new neuroscience based approaches and in doing so highlight the importance of this approach in helping us to understand human social behavior in general. Taken together the chapters provide a framework for scholars within the neurosciences who wish to explore the further the opportunities that the study of organisational behavior may provide.

Loud and proud: Passion and politics in the English Defence League

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Book Series: New Ethnographies ISBN: 9781526114013 Year: Pages: 328 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: University Of Manchester
Subject: Ethnology --- Sociology
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The book uses interviews, informal conversations and extended observation at EDL events to critically reflect on the gap between the movement's public image and activists' own understandings of it. It details how activists construct the EDL, and themselves, as 'not racist, not violent, just no longer silent' inter alia through the exclusion of Muslims as a possible object of racism on the grounds that they are a religiously not racially defined group. In contrast activists perceive themselves to be 'second-class citizens', disadvantaged and discriminated by a 'two-tier' justice system that privileges the rights of 'others'. This failure to recognise themselves as a privileged white majority explains why ostensibly intimidating EDL street demonstrations marked by racist chanting and nationalistic flag waving are understood by activists as standing 'loud and proud'; the only way of 'being heard' in a political system governed by a politics of silencing. Unlike most studies of 'far right' movements, this book focuses not on the EDL as an organisation - its origins, ideology, strategic repertoire and effectiveness - but on the individuals who constitute the movement. Its ethnographic approach challenges stereotypes and allows insight into the emotional as well as political dimension of activism. At the same time, the book recognises and discusses the complex political and ethical issues of conducting close-up social research with 'distasteful' groups.

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