By Linda Fasulo
Termed "the critical resource at the United Nations" through Joseph S. Nye of Harvard's Kennedy tuition of presidency, this e-book is now totally revised and up-to-date to incorporate new fabric on fragile states, R2P (responsibility to protect), contemporary safeguard Council concerns similar to the revolts in Libya and Syria, and a significantly improved part on realizing and collaborating in a version UN.
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Spearheaded by the Laganside Corporation, the local equivalent of Britain’s urban development corporations, the project echoed developments like Salford Quays and London’s Docklands, with its emphasis on city-centre regeneration, riverside reclamation and ‘yuppification’. Informed by the trickle-down theory of urban development, in which the regenerated city engenders economic activity and enterprise, the Belfast Urban Plan was designed to place the city within a contemporary post-industrial, post-Fordist framework.
After 30 years of conflict, some people saw a political niche for themselves. Others saw the benefits of peace in material and social terms. For them, life’s getting better. Whilst there is continued social and economic deprivation in West Belfast, there have also been increases in standards of living since 1994. 117 One result of these changes has been the development of new forms of Republican politics and the re-emergence of intra-communal divisions alongside the dominant inter-communal antagonisms.
29 Hutton, 1994. 30 For examples of moral panics, see O’Connell and Greenfield, 2006. 31 S. Howe, ‘Loyalism’s rage against the fading light of Britishness’, Guardian, 10 October 2005. 32 ‘Residents of a Poleglass estate at their wit’s [sic] end as vandals tear up neighbourhood’, Liberty (Colin Sinn Féin newsletter), May 2006; G. Burns, ‘Councillor appeals for alcopops ban’, Andersonstown News, 22 July 2006. indd 21 7/12/07 10:34:28 22 Defining the Community Shaping the terrain Post-industrial Northern Ireland, with its fragmented working class, preponderance of service industries and flexible working practices, could be described as an almost textbook example of this post-Fordist economy, except for one decisive feature: the predominant political and socioeconomic role played by the British state.
An Insider's Guide to the UN (3rd Edition) by Linda Fasulo