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The Passive Revolution of Good Living
The PhD thesis "The Passive Revolution of Good Living: Class Struggle and Productive Transformation Policy in Ecuador (2007-2017)" suggests an interpretation of Ecuador's so-called ‘Citizens’ Revolution’ – CR – as the political project of a 'cadre fraction’: a ‘state class fraction’ whose legitimacy and political power is grounded in specialized knowledge and planning capabilities. Breaking the “catastrophic equilibrium” in which the anti-neoliberal forces and the dominant classes ended up at the beginning of the ...
Assessing the Level of Self-Reliance and Livelihood of Encamped Refugees
(Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2020)
Achieving self-reliance among refugees is favoured by many international organisations, though hardly achieved for refugee camps. In many cases, deprived of their human rights, located in remote areas and without access to the local labour market, encamped refugees have no other opportunity than turning to negative coping mechanisms to survive, including sex work, child labour, crime and dangerous work in the informal sector. This book concentrates on measuring self-reliance and identifying factors influencing it in ...
20 Jahre Kumulieren und Panaschieren
Alle fünf Jahre werden in Hessen die Kreistage, Gemeindevertretungen und Ortsbeiräte gewählt. Während sich manche Bürgerinnen und Bürger fragen, was Kumulieren und Panaschieren ist, wird pünktlich zum Wahltermin über das Wahlsystem debattiert: Überfordern die großen Stimmzettel und vielen Stimmen die Bürgerinnen und Bürger? Mitunter wird dann behauptet, das komplexe Wahlsystem sei gar die Ursache für die sinkende Wahlbeteiligung. Aus Anlass des 20-jährigen Bestehens werden im vorliegenden Aufsatz die demokratietheoretischen ...
Mercosur–EU Agreement: Impact on Agriculture, Environment, and Consumers
(kassel university press, 2020-05-06)
Competitive Pressures and Labour Rights
(Rainer Hampp Verlag, 2020)
While the link between trade liberalisation and labour rights has been mostly studied at a national level, this book analyses this relation at a sectoral level. It draws on case studies of oil palm plantations and the automobile sector in Indonesia. Two main research questions guide the book: 1. How do labour- and capital-intensive sectors in Indonesia respond to competitive pressures brought about by trade liberalisation? 2. What are the implications of such responses on labour rights in the two sectors? Employing ...
The impact of corruption on food security from a macro perspective
Despite the recent developments food security is one of the common problems of humanity. In order to eliminate this problem, various initiatives are taken in the fields of political and international relations backed by many academic studies that are conducted to scrutinize the dynamics of the problem and inspire the policies to be implemented. This study aims at providing macro solutions to the problem through the study of the relationship between food security and corruption in view of variables such as unemployment, ...
Von den (Un-)Möglichkeiten eines agentiell-realistischen Staatsbegriffs
Der vorliegenden Arbeit geht es um die gegenseitige Plausibilisierung der theoretischen Strömung der Neuen Materialismen und der materialistischen Staatstheorie. Den Neuen Materialismen, so die Annahme, fehlt vor allem eine Perspektive auf den Staat, Politik und Gewalt. Demgegenüber bedarf die materialistische Staatstheorie der Öffnung für intersektionale Einflüsse, nicht-binäre Logiken und eine ontologische Fundierung ihrer Argumente, um essentialistischen Schließungen effektiv vorzubeugen. Die Plausibilisierung ...
Why did OPEC lose its price setting power during the 1980s?
Since the surge in oil prices during the 1970s there was an increased academic interest in explaining the formation of oil prices and the critical role played by OPEC in this process. A variety of economic models were established to explain the rise of price setting power by OPEC reflected in the massive price increases. During the 1980s, however, against many projections, the surge in oil prices came to a hold and from the 1980s on started to decrease, finally collapsing in 1986 to an unprecedented low. These ...
Living and Planning on the Edge: Unravelling Conflict and Claim-Making in Peri-Urban Lahore, Pakistan
In Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city, high population growth rates, decades of rural-urban migration, and rampant land and real-estate speculation have contributed to the rapid urbanization of peri-urban land and the engulfing of pre-existing rural settlements. Lahore’s spatial transformation goes hand in hand with an increasingly complex urban governance framework. Historically shaped by colonial planning institutions and decades of political instability as power alternated between military and civilian regimes, ...
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