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Brokering Development?
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Brokering Development?

The Private Sector and Unalleviated Poverty in Tanzania's Agricultural Growth Corridors

An investigation into private-sector coordination with paddy smallholders as poverty alleviation in Tanzania.
Weaving Solidarity
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Weaving Solidarity

Decolonial Perspectives on Transnational Advocacy of and with the Mapuche

A critical discussion of the limitations and possibilities for international solidarity in dialogue with decolonial perspectives.
External Communication in Social Media During Asymmetric Conflicts
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External Communication in Social Media During Asymmetric Conflicts

A Theoretical Model and Empirical Case Study of the Conflict in Israel and Palestine

Which strategies of external communication do conflict parties use during asymmetric conflicts and what shapes the selection of these communication strategies?
The New Meatways and Sustainability
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The New Meatways and Sustainability

Discourses and Social Practices

This book offers an innovative and transdisciplinary journey to the challenges and opportunities within the relationship between practices and discourses. »The book brings together various fields in order to enrich both Social Practice Theory and societal debates on meat eating. Metaphors emerge as helpful devices for understanding underlying views of the problem. Are we inevitably ›hungry beasts‹? Or are we perhaps rather on a journey?«
(Cor van der Weele, Professor of Humanistic Philosophy, Wageningen University, the Netherlands)

»A very interesting result of the discourse analysis of practices of eating meat and the various meat alternatives is identifying the ›journey‹ metaphor. This metaphor enables the opening up of the meat vs. no-meat dichotomy and, therefore, offers potential for transforming the social practice of meat eating.«
(Prof. Ines Weller, Social-Ecological Research, artec Sustainability Research Center, University of Bremen, Germany)

»Minna Kanerva has successfully weaved together multiple theories and perspectives. Her examination of the connection between meat-eating related practices and discourses is enriched by consideration of values, emotions, coping strategies and framing. The result is an opening up of ways of understanding meat and an expansion of the solution space for radical and transformational change.«
(Dr. Nadine Andrews, Climate Psychology Alliance)

»This book is an inventive contribution to the burgeoning topic of meat eating and meat alternatives in transformations towards sustainability. Minna Kanerva breaks new ground with an innovative theoretical framework for understanding the connections between social practices and discourses in ›the new meatways‹. Drawing on theories of practice, and a refreshingly broad range of theoretical resources, from critical discourse analysis to cognitive linguistics and social psychology, Kanerva explores the understandings, values and emotions at play in media discourse and online forums on meat eating and its alternatives. The book will be of interest to scholars of food, consumption, sustainability and theories of practice alike.«
(Dr. Daniel Welch, Sociology, the Sustainable Consumption Institute, the University of Manchester)
Democracy, Markets and the Commons
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Democracy, Markets and the Commons

Towards a Reconciliation of Freedom and Ecology

The commons are a means to overcome economic, political, and ecological crises – while reconciling human freedom and ecological sustainability.
Segregation, Inequality, and Urban Development
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Segregation, Inequality, and Urban Development

Forced Evictions and Criminalisation Practices in Present-Day South Africa

This book unearths an institutionalized regime of inequality in urban development and city improvement projects in South Africa, which facilitate the enlargement of inequality, excluding the majority of society from the design-focused, creative, fashionable, and liveable cities.
Bodies of Democracy
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Bodies of Democracy

Modes of Embodied Politics

Amanda Machin brings the body back into democratic politics, arguing that human bodies are not only the disciplined objects of politics, but the generative subjects of democracy.
European Regions
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European Regions

Perspectives, Trends and Developments in the 21st Century

On the decisive role of European regions in the EU's future: trendsetters on European integration in a turbulent EU?
Democratic Citizenship in Flux
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Democratic Citizenship in Flux

Conceptions of Citizenship in the Light of Political and Social Fragmentation

This volume explores the impact of challenges like rising populism or social fragmentation on democratic citizenship.
Biopolitics and Historic Justice
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Biopolitics and Historic Justice

Coming to Terms with the Injuries of Normality

»Biopolitics and Historic Justice« examines the challenges of coming to terms with human rights violations based on norms of health, fitness, and productivity.
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