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See detailPolitical Participation, Mobilisation and Representation of Immigrants and their Offspring in Europe
Martiniello, Marco ULg

Book published by Malmö University (2005)

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See detailPolitical Participation, Mobilisation, and Representation of Immigrants and Their Offspring in Europe
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Bauböck, Rainer (Ed.) Migration and Citizenship. Legal Status, Rights, and Political Participation (2006)

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See detailThe Political Philosophy of Eight Major – Political – Thinkers. Aristotle, Locke, Publius, Kant, Strauss, MacIntyre, Oakeshott, and Arendt
Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Cahiers de Sciences Politiques de l'ULg (2007), (11),

This essay engages two questions: the meta question and the political question. The meta question investigates the notion of political philosophy and subsequently its function. The definition of political ... [more ▼]

This essay engages two questions: the meta question and the political question. The meta question investigates the notion of political philosophy and subsequently its function. The definition of political philosophy constitutes the starting point of the discussion. The inquiry of political philosophy entails the reflection on human nature, which is necessary since men are no angels. In this debate, the idea of natural right transcends the meta question. Whereas some philosophers believe that there is such a natural right, others refute this claim. The following point concerns the relationship between theory and practice. Should political philosophy be confined to the room of theory or enter the political arena? If so, how do philosophers influence political practice? The conclusion of the meta question considers the potential end of philosophy. The political question studies the origins of government, the reasons for which men agree to unite into political organizations. The responses to the meta question laid the foundations for the explanations of such notions as social contract, civil state or constitution, and commonwealth. On the basis of these explorations, the question of the best regime can be answered. Eventually, the continuum between preservation (of the government) and revolution is given attention. This theme raises the question of what happens once a government has been established. Political philosophers have reflected on the manner how to preserve a political regime (especially by looking at the relationship between the ruled and the rulers) as well as, for some of them, on the age-old question is there a right to overthrow a government. I shall attempt to answer these two fundamental questions by providing a forum of dialogue between eight major political philosophers: four Ancients – Aristotle, John Locke, Publius (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay), and Immanuel Kant – and four Moderns – Leo Strauss, Alasdair MacIntyre, Michael Oakeshott, and Hannah Arendt. The paper starts with the conversation between the eight thinkers on the meta question. And, on the basis of the answers to the meta question, the dialogue continues over the political question in the second part of the essay. [less ▲]

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See detailPolitical Psychology of Democracy: The Study of Youth Participation in Associations and what we can learn from it
Fournier, Bernard ULg

Conference (1994, August 22)

We usually study the emerging of a democratic process (as we can observe presently in some East European countries) searching to analyze globally the impacts on this phenomenon of varied consequences of ... [more ▼]

We usually study the emerging of a democratic process (as we can observe presently in some East European countries) searching to analyze globally the impacts on this phenomenon of varied consequences of institutional arrangements. However, how could we determine if such arrangement can appear as an accelerator or as a brake to this process without first reflecting on the logics based on which individuals perceive these arrangements and act into them? In fact, we try to demonstrate in this paper that influence of an institution, whatever it can be, must not be conceived as an unidirectional relation (such as an often used logic implies), and that socialization that it brings about must be analyzed according to a process of the construction of reality by the individual. Thus, profiting from this perspective implies the development of another analytical framework, according to a logic based on relativistic interactionism (as suggested, for example, by Jean Piaget’s works). This framework allows us to propose a new research approach, namely the singular study of individuals inside a context (working at the level of the dialectical processes of how the world of reference of each individual is constructed). The demonstration of the interest of this framework is lead with the help of an analysis of some clusters (built with a particular “hierarchic classification” method) of answers of 1000 or so young people from Québec, questioned in 1990 on their participation and their interest in politics. [less ▲]

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See detailPolitical Transnationalism and the State
Lafleur, Jean-Michel ULg

Doctoral thesis (2008)

The first part of the thesis consists in a review of the literature and a conceptual discussion about the concept of immigrant transnationalism and immigrant political transnationalism. This discussion ... [more ▼]

The first part of the thesis consists in a review of the literature and a conceptual discussion about the concept of immigrant transnationalism and immigrant political transnationalism. This discussion shows that a series of gaps currently exists in the research on the links between the emigrants and the home country. Two of such gaps are underlined in the thesis. On the one hand, it remains difficult to determine why states decide to extend political citizenship to their citizens abroad. On the other hand, the influence of the state on its emigrant community seems neglected for the benefit of a post-national vision of citizenship. These are the gaps that this thesis is trying to address. The second part of the thesis presents in three case studies the results of the empirical research conducted in Italy, Belgium and Mexico. Some elements of migration history introduce each case and is then followed by an extensive analysis of the debate on the extension of political citizenship (especially the right to vote from abroad). A special focus is put on the role of internal actors (political parties, administrations...) and external actors (migrants, associations...). In the third part of the thesis, the author conducts a comparative analysis of the three cases. By doing so, the reasons why states extend political citizenship to citizens residing abroad appears clearly. It also leads to reject the post-national vision of citizenship supported by some scholars. After the presentation of the four variables pushing to act as they do in the field of external political citizenship, the thesis concludes by opening up new research tracks in the field of political transnationalism. [less ▲]

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See detailLas políticas de representación del género en la escritura de la migración latinoamericana. Un análisis comparativo de El camino a Ítaca, de C. Liscano; Árbol de luna, de J. C. Méndez Guédez; y The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, de J. Díaz.
Berlage, Pauline ULg

Doctoral thesis (2014)

The present thesis addresses the question of Latin-American migration literature by dealing with the subject from a gender perspective. This work brings into focus the politics of representation of bodies ... [more ▼]

The present thesis addresses the question of Latin-American migration literature by dealing with the subject from a gender perspective. This work brings into focus the politics of representation of bodies and migrant subjectivities in three works of narrative fiction from the end of the twentieth century and beginning of the twenty-first: El camino a Ítaca (1994), by Carlos Liscano; Árbol de Luna (2000), by Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez; and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008), by Domincan-American writer J. Díaz. Basing myself on that body of novels by male writers, I examine the way the subjectivity of gender-oriented register is combined with other “identity data” as class, race, ethnic differences and nationality. Moreover, this study focuses on the individual and collective re-subjectification process that the literary discourse transcribes through representation conventions in which the sexual and gender dimension is determining. The gender question is, therefore, discussed in terms of discursive aesthetic possibilities and is analysed in the particular cases of various literary migratory itineraries. Each novel is analyzed in the framework of the discursive production of Latin-American migration waves and in relation to the current debate over migrant literature. The literary analysis which focuses on concepts such as discursive ethos, the polysemy of “topic”, “corpo-graphy” and finally the concept of heterotopy. These will facilitate our understanding of migration in relation to the reshaping or reification of masculinity and feminity that are built followig some specific national norms. [less ▲]

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See detailPolitics in China. Moving Frontiers
Florence, Eric ULg

in China Information (2004), Volule XVIII(n°2),

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See detailPolitics in the lifeboat. Immigrants and the American Democratic Order de J.C. Harles
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in International Migration Review (1995), 28(108), 900-901

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See detailThe Politics of Affirmative Action and the Development of a Multicultural Citizenship: Euro-US Perspectives
Martiniello, Marco ULg; Judt, T.

Book published by The Remarque Institute at New York University (1999)

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See detailPolitics of biotechnology in Latin America: the RR soybean Argentina case study
Delvenne, Pierre ULg

Conference (2011, November 08)

The presentation is based on Argentina and it focuses on biotechnology in agriculture. Argentina today is the second largest exportator of GM crops and it has been the first country in Latin America to ... [more ▼]

The presentation is based on Argentina and it focuses on biotechnology in agriculture. Argentina today is the second largest exportator of GM crops and it has been the first country in Latin America to establish a professional regulatory framework in the early 1990s. Round Up Ready (RR) soybean crops is specifically analysed because of its importance — more than 60% of the cultivated areas — and its controversial aspect : it is presented at the same time as an elixir for agro-industrial ills and as a techno-economic network increasing the benefits of the global North while dramatically affecting public health and the environment. We suggest to diagnose developments and perceptions of issues related to health, economy, ecological diversity, fertility of soils, regulation and intellectual property. Our methodology favours qualitative data collection and analysis, while using quantitative data when available and relevant. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Politics of Independence and Neutrality: The Dismantling of the Flemish Institute for Society and Technology, IST
Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg

Conference (2013, July 04)

In 2011, the Flemish Parliament announced that it would restructure three of four “paraparliamentary institutes” (PPIs) that advise and inform its Members of Parliament. This paper explores how the ... [more ▼]

In 2011, the Flemish Parliament announced that it would restructure three of four “paraparliamentary institutes” (PPIs) that advise and inform its Members of Parliament. This paper explores how the institutional restructuring of the PPIs was achieved. Taking the Flemish PPI for Society and Technology (IST) as primary focus, it indicates how a political working group decided on the agency’s future behind closed doors and the media paid considerably more attention to the plight of the other PPIs. Drawing on interviews with key actors (politicians, PPI staff members, journalists, among others) and public and private documentary sources, the paper offers a range of possible explanations for why the IST remained out of the public spotlight, as well as why, in the end, the IST was the only PPI to be abolished. It ties these considerations into a larger debate about the principles of political independence and neutrality, which all PPIs are assumed to uphold, but which PPIs interpret and enact differently. It argues that to earn and sustain a reputation as an independent agency, the IST repeatedly steered away from taking a stance on technoscientific issues. As a consequence, and in spite of its mission of opening science and scientific processes to public debate, the IST was unable to develop and articulate a critique of the politics of science policy. Nor did it position itself in relation to the discourses and mechanisms that sought to contain it, including neoliberal narratives and the IST’s strong connection to parties on the left side of the political spectrum. By rendering these narratives and connections explicit, the paper draws attention to the multiple, potentially conflicting institutional identities that defined the IST throughout its thirteen-year existence. [less ▲]

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See detailThe politics of labor collective mobilization in South China
Florence, Eric ULg

Scientific conference (2013, November 22)

There has been in the last decade an increase in collective mobilization around labour in China. A growing body of scholarship shows that, in addition to the increase in the number of protests, these ... [more ▼]

There has been in the last decade an increase in collective mobilization around labour in China. A growing body of scholarship shows that, in addition to the increase in the number of protests, these social movements have often also grown in scale and that protesters have become increasingly capable of articulating collective interests within their struggles. This presentation reviews these trends through a combination of scholarly literature review and ethnographic work. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Politics of Metamorphosis: Cultural Transformation in David Malouf's Remembering Babylon
Delrez, Marc ULg; Michel, Paulette ULg

in Delrez, Marc; Ledent, Bénédicte (Eds.) The Contact and the Culmination: Essays in Honour of Hena Maes-Jelinek (1997)

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See detailThe Politics of MGNREGA in Andhra Pradesh
Maiorano, Diego ULg

in World Development : The Multi-Disciplinary International Journal Devoted to the Study and Promotion of World Development (2014)

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is India's (and the world's) largest employment programme. While many analysis exist on its impact and implementation faults, scant attention has ... [more ▼]

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is India's (and the world's) largest employment programme. While many analysis exist on its impact and implementation faults, scant attention has been dedicated to how political dynamics influence its implementation. This paper will try to fill this gap with evidence from the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. It will argue that the implementation performance of the programme has been fairly good, despite the abysmal performance of the state government with previous employment programmes. The key factor in determining such a shift was the political commitment of the state’s chief minister. [less ▲]

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See detailHet politieke leven van Octavio Paz
Vanden Berghe, Kristine ULg

in Yang : Tijdschrift voor Literatuur en Kommunikatie (1996), 32(2/3), 142-149

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See detailDe politieke participatie van Belgen van vreemde origine in Brussel (1994-2000)
Martiniello, Marco ULg

in Delwit, Pascal; Swyngedouw, Marc; Rea, Andrea (Eds.) Culturele diversiteit en samenleven in Brussel en België (2005)

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See detailPolitik im literarischen Museum ? Zum Verhältnis von Erinnerung und Politik in der Gegenwartsliteratur
Viehöver, Vera ULg; Morgenroth, Claas

in Seminar : a Journal of Germanic Studies (2007)

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