Refiguring childhood stages a series of encounters with biosocial power, which is a specific zone of intensity within the more encompassing arena of biopower and biopolitics. Assembled at the intersection of thought and practice, biosocial power attempts to bring envisioned futures into the present, taking hold of life in the form of childhood, thereby bridging being and becoming while also shaping the power relations that encapsulate the social and cultural world(s) of adults and children. Taking up a critical perspective that is attentive to the contingency of childhoods - the ways in which particular childhoods are constituted and configured - this book offers a transversal genealogy that moves between past and present while also crossing a series of discourses and practices framed by children's rights (the right to play), citizenship, health, disadvantage, and entrepreneurship education. The overarching analysis converges on contemporary neo-liberal enterprise culture, which is approached as a conjuncture that helps to explain, and also to trouble, the growing emphasis on the agency and rights of children. It is against the backdrop of this problematic that the book makes its case for refiguring childhood, focusing on the how, where and when of biosocial power.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws that are more liberal than a country's typical economic laws. The category 'SEZ' covers a broad range of more specific zone types, including Free Trade Zones (FTZ), Export Processing Zones (EPZ), Free Zones (FZ), Industrial Estates (IE), Free Ports, Urban Enterprise Zones and others. Usually the goal of a structure is to increase foreign direct investment by foreign investors, typically an international business or a multinational corporation (MNC).In the People's Republic of China, Special Economic Zones were founded by the central government under Deng Xiaoping in the early 1980s. The most successful Special Economic Zone in China, Shenzhen, has developed from a small village into a city with a population over 10 million within 20 years.
After the American invasion of 1989 and the return of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama ten years later, the Central American nation still fights to have a real independent and national identity in times when neo-liberal globalization and free-market democracy permeates the political and economic order of most countries around the world. It is this dilemma that I want to address in the present monograph since I am convinced that every country in the world has a different reality and different perspective of assessing political and economic affairs. This monograph, therefore, contains not only a review of the main neo-liberal policies of the last twelve years in Panama, but also seeks to address some social, legal, and political aspects that require special attention Panamanian authorities if they pretend to establish a more egalitarian society within the Isthmus. The monograph also pretends to be a reference for policymakers, scholars, economists, lawyers, and public in general in order to understand the ties that must exist between theories of economic liberalization and the different social needs that impact the needs of the social tissues of a country.
A sociology-philosophical-literary study focusing on the consequences the downfall of Positivist philosophy and weltanschaung brought to the Western hemisphere. All in all an unprecedented crisis of consciousness. The Positivist era, based on unlimited scientific optimism, at the turn of the century failed to keep up with its promises. History proved it wrong: the contradiction of the industrial revolution reveals that evolution not always is synonymous of progress.The unleashing of vulgar imperialism confirms that the romantic nationalism easily turns to be a violent colonialism guilty of forgetting the liberal premises through which should have happened man's liberation. An evident shame blows over European consciousness for having betrayed bourgeois ideals and for having misread history. Science seems to be guilty. The bracket 1890-1930 stretches to a death point while suggesting that the origin of everything is placed in an irrational dimension, a vague and opaque zone which is unreachable unless through an epiphany. Western civilization is at loss, shaped by an unprecedented cultural crisis. The dawn of a new age or the end of history?
This book provides a concept about SEZs. In this globalization world, most developing countries are witnessing a shift away from an import substitution based development strategy to one based on export promotion policy. As part of their policy instruments to promote exports, many of these countries are vigorously promoting export processing zones (EPZs) or SEZs. A special economic zone is a geographical region that has economic laws which are more liberal than the usual economic laws in the country. The basic motto behind this is to increase foreign investment, development of infrastructure, job opportunities and increase the income level of the people. SEZ s are good from the point of view of growth and development. It increase income level of citizens, encourages competition and lowers labor costs. Some perceive that these Special Economic Zones are engine of economic growth. India was one of the first in Asia to recognize the effectiveness of the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) model in promoting exports, with Asia's first EPZ set up in Kandla in 1965. With a view to overcome the shortcomings experienced on account of the multiplicity of controls and clearances, with a view to attr
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Waldemar Koch (25 September 1880 15 May 1963) was a German liberal politician and economist.He was born in Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony. Koch studied Economy and worked for years for AEG.During World War I he was a military in the German army. In 1918 he joined the German Democratic Party (Deutsche Demokratische Partei). Between the wars he worked as an economist and professor on the Technical University of Berlin.After World War II he co-founded the Liberal Democratic Party of Germany (LDPD) in the Soviet Occupied Zone (SBZ). In 1945 he was briefly the Chairman of the LDPD, but the Soviets forced him to resign after a few months. He opposed the land reform plans of the Soviet authorities and the Socialist Unity Party (SED).
This study explores the peace agenda of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) in the light of the liberal peace theory. Initiated by a crop of democratically elected leaders at the turn of the new century, NEPAD fosters good governance within each AU Member State, regional integration and partnership with the rest of the world. By pooling their resources together, not only do conflict-prone countries improve their economic performances, they also become increasingly interdependent and unwilling to destabilize their neighbours. The research focuses on the rule of law (republican constitution) and hypothesizes that the implementation of NEPAD at the country level is a proactive way of building a civil peace given the plan's explicit support for political and economic liberalization. Being one of the powers behind NEPAD, Nigeria offers a particular case study of internal conflict in the oil-rich zone of Niger Delta. The study unveils home-grown peace breakers that continue to hide behind the mask of self-determination of indigenous people within a sovereign state. The book critically challenges conventional wisdom and provides insights to students and Peace scholars.
This book sets out a concrete analytical and empirical framework to understand the Euro-zone crisis and the deep disintegrative tendencies of Euro-Atlantic neo-imperialism. It explores how the authoritarianism and austerity led from above in the transatlantic world cultivate right-wing populism and racist hysteria from below, especially in relation to the global power-shift to China and other emerging economies. The authors argue that ordoliberal/neo-liberal austerity cannot reverse the decline of western economies, if anything, it precipitates their downfall and the re-launching of globalization under Asian primacy. The book will appeal to students, scholars and policymakers across the fields of International Political Economy, European Politics and Critical Social and Political Theory.
This book seeks to understand the politics of nationalism in the buffer zone between Russia and the West: Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Moldova, as well as Russia itself. It problematizes the official ways of defining the nation, and thus citizenship, in the light of "frozen" ethno-territorial conflicts and broader geopolitical discrepancies between Russia and the West. The author analyzes the politics of birthright citizenship policy in these countries and rejects the assumed connection between territorial nation-building and liberal democracy. The project will interest academics and graduate students in the fields of comparative and post-Soviet politics, nationalism, and citizenship, and international relations policy professionals.