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Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Jane Freedman

Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Despite the high profile media reporting on sexual violence in the DRC, and the widely publicized responses of the international community, there is still very little real analysis of the real situation of women in the country. This book provides such detailed analysis of gender relations in the DRC, and goes beyond the usual explanations of sexual violence as a product of conflict, to examine the complex and socially constructed gender norms and ...

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Austerity and Protest
Edited by Marco Giugni and Maria T. Grasso

Austerity and Protest

Popular Contention in Times of Economic Crisis

What is the relationship between economic crises and protest behaviour? Does the experience of austerity, or economic hardship more broadly defined, create a greater potential for protest? With protest movements and events such as the Indignados and the Occupy Movement receiving a great deal of attention in the media and in the popular imaginary ...

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Democracy in Dialogue, Dialogue in Democracy
Edited by Katarzyna Jezierska and Leszek Koczanowicz

Democracy in Dialogue, Dialogue in Democracy

The Politics of Dialogue in Theory and Practice

It is widely accepted that the machinery of multicultural societies and liberal democratic systems is dependent upon various forms of dialogue - dialogue between political parties, between different social groups, between the ruling and the ruled. But what are the conditions of a democratic dialogue and how does the philosophical dialogic ...

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Lobbying the European Union
Edited by Paul A. Shotton and Paul G. Nixon

Lobbying the European Union

Changing Minds, Changing Times

Bringing together contributions from academics and practitioners on the theme of strategic, intelligent modern lobbying this book provides a thorough and accessible discussion on key ideas pertinent to the pursuance of public affairs in the European Union. Combining innovative academic research with first-hand professional experience it offers ...

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A Moment of Equality for Latin America?
Edited by Barbara Fritz and Lena Lavinas

A Moment of Equality for Latin America?

Challenges for Redistribution

Focusing on the limits and challenges of redistributive policies in Latin America, this volume synthesizes and updates the discussion of inequality in the region, introducing the perspective of global and transnational interdependencies. The book explores the extent to which redistributive policies have been interlinked with the provision ...

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Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece
Edited by Jennifer Clarke, Asteris Huliaras and Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece

Civil Society at the European Frontline

Offering a broad overview of contemporary civil society in Greece this book explores how various characteristics of the country's socio-political context have affected the development of the third sector and examines the effect of the economic crisis on it. Expert contributors combine macro-level analyses with local case studies to form a ...

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The European Union and Humanitarian Crises
Francesca Pusterla

The European Union and Humanitarian Crises

Patterns of Intervention

The European Union and Humanitarian Crises: Patterns of Intervention addresses the allocation of foreign aid within the framework of the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid policy and analyses different Member States’ intervention strategies designed to cope with these emergencies. Joining the debate about bilateral and multilateral allocation ...

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Principles and Practices of Fiscal Autonomy
Edited by Giancarlo Pola

Principles and Practices of Fiscal Autonomy

Experiences, Debates and Prospects

Assessing the impact of increasing calls for wider fiscal autonomy in the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Italy and the USA this volume updates and adds significant new context to the debate. Framing the discussion on fiscal autonomy and drawing out ethical considerations it portrays the problems connected with the devolution ...

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