France in Crisis

Welfare, Inequality, and Globalization Since 1980

Author: Timothy B. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521605205

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Timothy Smith argues that the French economy and society is in crisis and that globalization is not to blame.

Transnationale Vergesellschaftungen

Verhandlungen des 35. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Frankfurt am Main 2010. Herausgegeben in deren Auftrag von Hans-Georg Soeffner

Author: Hans-Georg Soeffner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531189719

Category: Social Science

Page: 1332

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Auf ihrem 35. Kongress feierte die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) ihr hundertjähriges Bestehen. Es galt, einen kritischen Rückblick auf die wechselvolle und auch problematische Geschichte der DGS zu verbinden mit aktuellen soziologischen Forschungen, neuen Fragestellungen und Theorien. Fraglos fordern „transnationale Vergesellschaftungen“ von einer nationalen Fachgesellschaft eine neue Ausrichtung und damit mehr als die bloße Übertragung überkommener Begrifflichkeiten, Forschungs- und Theorieansätze auf neue, globale Phänomene. Vielmehr geht es um eine bewusste Überprüfung, Weiterentwicklung und Erneuerung soziologischer Analyse. Der vorliegende Band enthält die Beiträge zu der Eröffnungs- und Abschlussveranstaltung sowie die Vorträge zu den Plenen, Vorlesungen, Foren, Festveranstaltungen, Author meets Critics- und Abendveranstaltungen. Die beigelegte CD-ROM enthält die Referate der Sektionssitzungen und Ad-hoc-Gruppen sowie die Beiträge zur Postersession.

Framing the European Union

The Power of Political Arguments in Shaping European Integration

Author: Ece Özlem Atikcan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107115175

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This accessible study explores the impact of political language and campaigning upon public opinion towards European integration.

Fin de Millénaire French Fiction

The Aesthetics of Crisis

Author: Ruth Cruickshank

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199571759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 8655

The turn of the millennium in France coincided with a number of tangible crises and apocalyptic discourses, and with the growth of the mass media and global market, further generating and manipulating crisis. In this original, wide-ranging but closely analytical study, Cruickshank establishes a new critical framework with which to respond to the fin de millénaire aesthetics of crisis. Critiquing different theoretical and fictional approaches, shereads the work of four influential writers of prose fiction --- Angot, Echenoz, Houellebecq, and Redonnet. Identifying how their responses to the manipulation of crisis reflect, perpetuate, and challenge late capitalist misogyny and symbolic violence, Cruickshank suggests that the recurrent trope of the turningpoint has both aesthetic and critical potential. Fin de millénaire prose fiction emerges as both problematic and problematizing, bespeaking the need to intervene in political and ethical debates while also demonstrating the enduring agency -- critical and creative -- of literature itself.

Fatal Isolation

The Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003

Author: Richard C. Keller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022625643X

Category: History

Page: 240

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In a cemetery on the southern outskirts of Paris lie the bodies of nearly a hundred of what some have called the first casualties of global climate change. They were the so-called abandoned victims of the worst natural disaster in French history, the devastating heat wave that struck in August 2003, leaving 15,000 dead. They died alone in Paris and its suburbs, and were then buried at public expense, their bodies unclaimed. They died, and to a great extent lived, unnoticed by their neighbors--their bodies undiscovered in some cases until weeks after their deaths. Fatal Isolation tells the stories of these victims and the catastrophe that took their lives. It explores the multiple narratives of disaster--the official story of the crisis and its aftermath, as presented by the media and the state; the life stories of the individual victims, which both illuminate and challenge the ways we typically perceive natural disasters; and the scientific understandings of disaster and its management. Fatal Isolation is both a social history of risk and vulnerability in the urban landscape and a story of how a city copes with emerging threats and sudden, dramatic change.

The French Challenge

Adapting to Globalization

Author: Philip H. Gordon,Sophie Meunier-Aitsahalia

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815798651

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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In August 1999 a forty-six-year-old sheep farmer name José Bové was arrested for dismantling the construction site of a new McDonald's restaurant in the south of France. A few months later Bové built on his fame by smuggling huge chunks of Roquefort cheese into Seattle, where he was among the leaders of the antiglobalization protests against the World Trade Organization summit. Bové's crusade against globalization helped provoke a debate both within France and beyond about the pros and cons of a world in which financial, commercial, human, cultural, and technology flows move faster and more extensively than ever before. As the French struggle to preserve the country's identity, heritage, and distinctiveness, they are nonetheless adapting to a new economy and an interdependent world. This book deals with France's effort to adapt to globalization and its consequences for France's economy, cultural identity, domestic politics, and foreign relations. The authors begin by analyzing the structural transformation of the French economy, driven first by liberalization within the European Union and more recently by globalization. By examining a wide variety of possible measures of globalization and liberalization, the authors conclude that the French economy's adaptation has been far reaching and largely successful, even if French leaders prefer to downplay the extent of these changes in response to political pressures and public opinion. They call this adaptation "globalization by stealth." The authors also examine the relationship between trade, culture, and identity and explain why globalization has rendered the three inseparable. They show how globalization is contributing to the restructuring of the traditional French political spectrum and blurring the traditional differences between left and right. Finally, they explore France's effort to tame globalization—maîtriser la mondialisation—and the possible consequences and lessons of the French stance for the rest of the world.

France and the European Union

After the Referendum on the European Constitution

Author: Emiliano Grossman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415442428

Category: History

Page: 177

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The character of international trade has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of European Public Policy, this volume provides a 'state of the art' study of the new trade politics.

Uncertain Foundation

France at the Liberation 1944-47

Author: Andrew Knapp

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230521216

Category: History

Page: 272

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France's liberation was expected to trigger a decisive break both with the Vichy régime and with the pre-war Third Republic. What happened, over three crucial years (1944-47), was an untidy patchwork of unplanned continuities and false starts - along with fresh departures that defined France's future for the next half-century. Prepared by an international team of specialists, The Uncertain Foundation analyses a complex process of regime change, economic renewal, social transformation, and adjustment to a fast-evolving world.

Flagging Patriotism

Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism

Author: Robert Stam,Ella Shohat

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415979221

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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The question "Why do they hate us?" is one of the most oft-cited puzzles of contemporary American affairs, yet it's not clear to whom "they" or "us" refers, nor even what "hate" means. In this bold new work, Ella Shohat and Robert Stam take apart the "hate discourse" of right-wing politics, placing it in an international context. How, for example, do other nations love themselves, and how is that love connected to their attitudes toward America? Is love of country "monogamous" or can one love many countries? When can a country's self-love be a symptom of self-hatred? Drawing upon their extensive experience with South American, European, and Middle Eastern societies, the authors have written a long engagement with a problem that refuses to go away. Flagging Patriotism considers these complex features of "being patriotic," and in so doing insists that the idea of patriotism, instead of being rejected or embraced, be accorded the complex identity it possesses.

The Atlantic divide

"Old Europe" and the U.S.A. ; contemporary differences and their historical origins

Author: Ralph Peter Güntzel

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 267

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Foreign Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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