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Framing the Islands

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ISBN: 9781760463144 9781760463151 Year: Pages: 418 DOI: 10.22459/FI.2019 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History --- Medicine (General)
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Since its origins in late eighteenth-century European thought, the idea of placing a regional frame around the Pacific islands has never been just an exercise in geographical mapping. This framing has always been a political exercise. Contending regional projects and visions have been part of a political struggle concerning how Pacific islanders should live their lives. Framing the Islands tells the story of this political struggle and its impact on the regional governance of key issues for the Pacific such as regional development, resource management, security, cultural identity, political agency, climate change and nuclear involvement. It tells this story in the context of a changing world order since the colonial period and of changing politics within the post-colonial states of the Pacific. Framing the Islands argues that Pacific regionalism has been politically significant for Pacific island states and societies. It demonstrates the power associated with the regional arena as a valued site for the negotiation of global ideas and processes around development, security and climate change. It also demonstrates the political significance associated with the role of Pacific regionalism as a diplomatic bloc in global affairs, and as a producer of powerful policy norms attached to funded programs. This study also challenges the expectation that Pacific regionalism largely serves hegemonic powers and that small islands states have little diplomatic agency in these contests. Pacific islanders have successfully promoted their own powerful normative framings of Oceania in the face of the attempted hegemonic impositions from outside the region; seen, for example, in the strong commitment to the ‘Blue Pacific continent’ framing as a guiding ideology for the policy work of the Pacific Islands Forum in the face of pressures to become part of Washington’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

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Pacific --- Diplomacy --- Regionalism

Regionalism in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor

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ISBN: 9782356132765 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.ausonius.1127 Language: English
Publisher: Ausonius Éditions
Subject: History
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Regions and regionalism have been staples of historical analysis for the Greek world for a very long time. What is meant by a region, however, is not always obvious. The contributions in this volume seek to address the question of defining regions and working out the implications of regionalism along different dimensions of analysis for Asia Minor in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Looking at culture, coinage, political institutions, the papers explore different markers of regional identity, consider ways in which these identities may remain stable or change over time, review the character of the interaction between regional entities and hegemonic powers, and challenge the usefulness in some cases of regional analysis. Questions of ethnicity are also addressed. This volume will be of interest to historians working in Asia Minor and also to anyone concerned with the conceptual questions around regions and regionalism in the Mediterranean world.

Thaïlande : Aux origines d'une crise

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ISBN: 9782355960024 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.776 Language: French
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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La longue crise qui sévit en Thaïlande a touché tous les secteurs d'activités en révélant au monde des dysfonctionnements de la société thaïlandaise qui « posent question » aux acteurs économiques, aux chercheurs et aux journalistes. Ce carnet se justifie pour plusieurs raisons. La première est que de nombreux analystes internationaux nous ont demandé un avis sur la situation. Nous présentons ici une réponse la plus cohérente possible en fonction de nos données. La deuxième est que l'Irasec, de par sa position géographique (situé à Bangkok) est au cœur de l'événement et a pu suivre au quotidien la situation. La troisième est que l'Institut prépare une réédition de sa Monographie nationale sur la Thaïlande contemporaine dans une version remaniée et actualisée qui lui permet d'avoir une réflexion plus profonde sur les origines de la crise. Il s'agit donc de mettre ce matériel à disposition. Pour ce faire, nous avons sélectionné trois contributions de la nouvelle version de Thaïlande contemporaine, absentes de la première édition, qui abordent le problème de front en les condensant pour les besoins du carnet. Nous y avons ajouté les interviews menées dans le cadre de cette réédition, que nous présentons avant leur réécriture (les versions complètes paraîtront dans la monographie). Le chapitre de Jacques Ivanoff (Cnrs - Irasec) « Construction ethnique et ethnorégionalisme en Thaïlande », celui de Narumon Hinshiranan Arunotai (université de Chulalongkorn - Cusri) et Olivier Ferrari (chercheur associé Irasec - Cusri) « La Thainess ou la pratique de l'idéologie culturelle en Thaïlande », et celui de Arnaud Leveau (Irasec) « Une crise multicolore, état des forces en présence » seront publiés dans leur intégralité dans la Monographie nationale Thaïlande contemporaine sous la direction de Stéphane Dovert et Jacques Ivanoff (dernier trimestre 2010, www.indessavantes.com ).

United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order

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ISBN: 9783319991061 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99106-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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“I have seen the UN perform on a changing global stage in many UN missions. This book examines how the UN must continue to evolve amongst changing state actors, differing regional organisations and a constant global paradigm shift. It is essential material for enhancing one’s understanding of the nature of international conflict and for the continued relevance of the UN as a key stakeholder and participant in world affairs.” —Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff, UN peacekeeping mission in the Middle East (UNTSO) “This outstanding collection is a must-read for anyone interested in the central challenges of peacekeeping today. From big ideas about changes in global order, to more focused analyses of policing and the protection of civilians, this book provides a comprehensive overview of where peacekeeping is now, and what we may expect in the future.” —Lise Morjé Howard, Associate Professor, Georgetown University “The book analyses recent developments in UN peacekeeping in the context of the historic changes underway in the global order. I would recommend it to policy makers, peacekeepers and scholars who wish to understand, optimise and improve the effectiveness of modern peacekeeping.” —Lt. Gen. Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, former Force Commander in the UN missions in the DRC (MONUSCO) and Haiti (MINUSTAH) “Peacekeeping has been the most visible UN activity in its primary mandate to maintain international peace and security. In a world in disarray, as security threats mutate and the world order shifts away from US primacy and fresh challenges arise, the UN must respond with nimbleness and flexibility to stay relevant. This exceptional collection of analyses by experts from both the global North and South will be of interest to practitioners and scholars alike – highly recommended.” —Ramesh Thakur, Professor, Australian National University “Peacekeeping is not what it was even a decade ago: global power is shifting, new types of conflicts are emerging, and demands on the United Nations and regional organizations are growing. Anyone interested in contemporary conflict resolution and the changing character of international peace operations should read this excellent book.” —Roland Paris, Professor of International Affairs, University of Ottawa “This book is an insightful and forward-looking scholarly contribution to debates within the United Nations. It shows how profound the recent changes affecting peace operations are and pushes us all to rethink our assumptions about conflict, peace and the role of international organizations. It could not come at a better moment.” —Jean-Marie Guehenno, UN High-level Advisory Board on Mediation, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations This open access book explores how UN peace operations are adapting to four transformational trends in the changing global order: (1) the rebalancing of relations between states of the global North and the global South; (2) the rise of regional organisations as providers of peace; (3) the rise of violent extremism and fundamentalist non-state actors; and (4) increasing demands from non-state actors for greater emphasis on human security. It identifies emerging conflict and peace trends (robustness of responses, rise of non-state threats, cross-state conflicts) and puts them in the context of tectonic shifts in the global order (rise of emerging powers, North–South rebalancing, emergence of regional organisations as providers of peace). The volume stimulates a discussion between practitioners and academics from the global North and South, and offers an analysis of how the international community collectively makes sense of the changing global order and its implications for UN peace operations.

The Rending of Virginia: A History

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Book Series: Appalachian Echoes ISBN: 1572330708 Year: Pages: xlvii, 622 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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The Economics of Geographical Indications

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ISBN: 9782940503209 9782940503216 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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This book seeks to contribute to an understanding of the role played by international trade law in shaping economic outcomes from a theoretical perspective. The focus is on geographical indications (GI), an intellectual property right defined in the TRIPs Agreement of the WTO. The premise is that a GI can be conceptualized as a ‘club asset’: firms that produce GI-labelled goods both add value and derive benefits from the GI. The book starts by presenting a dynamic model of GI reputation under...

The Figure of Knowledge

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ISBN: 9789461663221 Year: Pages: 321 DOI: 10.11116/9789461663221 Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: KU Leuven
Subject: Architecture
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"It is a major challenge to write the history of post-WWII architectural theory without boiling it down to a few defining paradigms. An impressive anthologising effort during the 1990s charted architectural theory mostly via the various theoretical frameworks employed, such as critical theory, critical regionalism, deconstructivism, and pragmatism. Yet the intellectual contours of what constitutes architectural theory have been constantly in flux. It is therefore paramount to ask what kind of knowledge has become important in the recent history of architectural theory and how the resulting figure of knowledge sets the conditions for the actual arguments made. The contributions in this volume focus on institutional, geographical, rhetorical, and other conditioning factors. They thus screen the unspoken rules of engagement that postwar architectural theory ascribed to."

Multiregionalism and Multilateralism

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series / Edited Volumes ISBN: 9789053569290 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569290 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences
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The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM, est. 1996) is an interregional forum which consists of the members of the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China, Japan and South Korea. The main components of the ASEM process include political dialogue, economy, education and culture. Multiregionalism and Multilateralism focuses on the institutionalsiation of intra-regional and inter-regional cooperation in the international system with emphasis on the changing relationship between the EU, China and India. The role of ASEM in this relationship is growing more important because of the growth of multilateralism as cornerstone of the international system.

Russia's Turn to the East: Domestic Policymaking and Regional Cooperation

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Book Series: Global Reordering ISBN: 9783319697895 9783319697901 Year: Pages: 167 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69790-1 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Grant: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
Subject: History --- Political Science
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This book explores if and how Russian policies towards the Far East region of the country – and East Asia more broadly – have changed since the onset of the Ukraine crisis and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Following the 2014 annexation and the subsequent enactment of a sanctions regime against the country, the Kremlin has emphasized the eastern vector in its external relations. But to what extent has Russia’s 'pivot to the East' intensified or changed in nature – domestically and internationally – since the onset of the current crisis in relations with the West? Rather than taking the declared 'pivot' as a fact and exploring the consequences of it, the contributors to this volume explore whether a pivot has indeed happened or if what we see today is the continuation of longer-duration trends, concerns and ambitions.

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