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Why do democracies fall apart, and what can be done about it?

This book introduces students to the concept and causes of democratic decay in the modern world. Illustrating the integral link between public commitment to democratic norms and the maintenance of healthy democracies, it examines the key factors in decaying democracies, including:

• Economic inequality;

• Corruption;

• Populist and authoritarian discourse;

• Declining belief in political institutions and processes.

Drawing on real-world developments, and including international case studies, the book outlines the extent to which there is a ‘democratic recession’ in contemporary politics and shows how transnational networks and technology are impacting on this development.

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199 TWELVE Reoccupation and resurgence: indigenous protest camps in Canada Adam J Barker and Russell Myers Ross Introduction: a history of blockades Disruption results in consequences remember Kanenhstaton Caledonia remember Gustafen Lake remember Ipperwash remember Oka rememeber Alcatraz and Eagle Bay remember Wounded Knee everyday is remembrance day everyday (excerpt from ‘Forever’ by Janet Rogers, 2015) The history of the settler states of North America, Canada and the United States, can be told through stories of Indigenous peoples’ struggles to maintain

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The rise of Jeremy Corbyn represented a new surge in left-wing politics in Britain. His ascent to the top of the Labour Party signified a marked change in the ideological direction of the party, particularly in contrast to New Labour. Although there was a consensus that this represented a new vitality in left-wing politics in Britain, what this vitality meant in a substantive sense is the subject of this chapter. Put differently, what ideas made up Corbynism? While it is unfair and inaccurate to ascribe to one person a new ideological resurgence, this new

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SIx Lockdown! Resilience, resurgence, and the stage-set city David Murakami Wood and Jon Coaffee with Katy Blareau,1 Anna Leech, James McAllister Jones, and Jonathan Parsons For almost a week in February 2005, a large section of the newly regenerated south bank of the River Tyne, in Gateshead, was entirely sectioned off from the rest of the newcastle-Gateshead conurbation by metal fencing, armed police, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and road closures. The headline in the Newcastle Chronicle was ‘Lockdown!’ (Smith, 2005), and so it seemed to be

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93 Global Discourse • vol 9 • no 1 • 93–107 © Bristol University Press 2019 • Online ISSN 2043-7897 Themed Issue: The Limits of EUrope: Identities, Spaces, Values Part II: Limits to European Identity and Memory RESEARCH What does self-determination mean today? The resurgence of nationalism and European integration in question Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex, UK The paradox of nationalism today in Europe is that while there is ever more demand and opportunities for nationalism it

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is the protection of its territory. States do not easily relinquish their territory. The Spanish constitution, while accommodating self-government, explicitly states what is in many cases implicit, the ‘indissoluble unity of the Spanish Nation’. Conclusion: Europeanisation and the resurgence of nationalism In light of the foregoing, is Europeanisation under threat from what appears to be the resurgence of varieties of secessionist nationalism, some atavistic? There can be no doubt that there is a European-wide assertion of nationalism and that the radical

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Changing patterns of disadvantage in Britain

This book focuses on the changing terrain of ethnic disadvantage in Britain, drawing on up-to-date sources. It goes further than texts that merely describe ethnic inequalities to explore and explain their dynamic nature. It suggests that the increasing diversity of experience among different ethnic groups is a key to understanding continuing and emerging tensions and conflicts.

Explaining ethnic differences: provides up to date data and analysis of ethnic diversity and changing patterns of disadvantage in Britain;

· covers key areas of social life, including demographic trends, education, employment, housing, health, gender, and policing and community disorder;

· is written by leading experts in the field;

· addresses issues of urgent public importance in the context of recent community disorder and the resurgence of the far right.

· The book is essential reading for policy makers in central and local government; academics, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates in the social sciences; social work, health, education and housing professionals; and criminal justice personnel.

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The Politics of Anxiety and Transformation

This book dissects the complex social, cultural and political factors which led the UK to take its decision to leave the EU and examines the far-reaching consequences of that decision.

Developing the conceptual framework of securitization, Ryder innovatively uses primary sources and a focus on rhetoric to examine the ways that political elites engineered a politics of fear, insecurity and Brexit nationalism before and after the Brexit vote. He situates Brexit within a wider shift in international political ideas, traces the resurgence in popularity of far-right politics and explores how Britain and Europe now face a choice between further neoliberal reform or radical democratic and social renewal.

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Critical Writings on Apology from South Africa
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Recently, there has been a global resurgence of demands for the acknowledgement of historical and contemporary wrongs, as well as for apologies and reparation for harms suffered.

Drawing on the histories of injustice, dispossession and violence in South Africa, this book examines the cultural, political and legal role and value of an apology. It examines the multiple ways in which ‘sorry’ is instituted, articulated and performed, and critically analyses its various forms and functions in both historical and contemporary moments. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of contributors, the book’s analysis offers insights which will be invaluable to global debates on the struggle for justice.

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The ‘Bedroom Tax’, Austerity and Housing Insecurity

The ‘Bedroom Tax’ has been one of the most contentious aspects of the UK government’s austerity politics. In this book, Kelly Bogue provides an authoritative assessment of its social impacts.

The Divisive State of Social Policy traces the links between housing resources and societal tensions by looking closely at one housing estate. The book explores issues related to Housing Benefit reform, including housing precarity, poverty and damage to social networks.

This is a vivid picture of the sharp end of austerity politics and welfare reform, and it gets to the heart of the meanings of home and community in the UK today.

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