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Log In Sign Up. Jennifer Todd. Book Reviews as it is to those studying the law and legal history. Somewhat more important, however is that, in keeping with the recent trend in France of opening up about past dark events, this book mentions two events previously taboo in a lot of French literature and scholarship: The crimes of Vichy France, and the treatment of Algerians during the French occupation.
Weil tackles both of these topics head on, and does not shy away from discussing how the notion of nationality, and the law governing it, has been used in history as a means to delegitimise, by the stripping or withholding of nationality, the claims of certain individuals most notably Algerian Muslims and French Jews for liberty, equality and Fraternity, as promised in the founding slogan of the French republic. It is in this, presenting previously disparate or unknown facts, in an extremely well written and well argued manner, where this book truly succeeds.
How to be French does, however, neglect the social aspects of nationality.
What this book does for this debate is offer a frank and honest historical context, on which scholars can call upon and build on. In short, this is an indispensable work for anyone working on France, and for the amount of work that has clearly gone into gathering so many sources together, in such an accessible format, Patrick Weil deserves to be commended.
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, The politics of the Annan Plan are analysed in depth over four chapters.
The following three chapters discuss, in turn, the role of Cypriot elites, of the United Nations and European Union as external actors, and of public opinion in the failure to adopt the Annan Plan. The story that the author tells is essentially one of two histories. Firstly, there is the process through which increasingly antagonistic and mutually exclusive Greek and Turkish Cypriot identities have developed on the island, which Yakinthou argues has both shaped, and been shaped by, the actions of elites.
ISBN You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. This book will focus on Power-Sharing in deeply divided societies.
Political settlements in divided societies : consociationalism and Cyprus in SearchWorks catalog
Beyond this starting point, the book seeks to examine the different ways in which consociational institutions emerge from negotiations and peace settlements across three carefully chosen cases —Northern Ireland, the Brussels Capital Region and Cyprus. Across each of the chapters, the analysis will assess how the design of these various forms of power-sharing demonstrates similarity, difference and complexity in how power-sharing has been conceived and operated within each of these contexts.
Finally, a key objective of the book will be to explore and evaluate how ideas surrounding power-sharing have evolved and changed incrementally within each of the empirical contexts.
The uniting argument within the book is that consociational power-sharing has to have the capacity to adapt to changing political circumstances, and that this can be achieved through the interplay of formal and informal micro-level refinements to these institutions and the procedures that govern them, that allow such institutions to evolve over time in ways that increase their utility as conflict transformation governance structures for deeply divided societies.