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Gary Winslett

chose different pathways by which to deal with those regulatory barriers. Why? That is, why did they choose mutual recognition in one instance, select networked governance in another case, and find no path toward cooperation in yet another? This question is not limited to these three cases nor to these

Panagiotis Mitkidis, Pierre Lienard, Kristoffer L. Nielbo and Jesper Sørensen

Introduction Many social theorists have suggested that religion promotes cooperation. Religion has been seen as reinforcing solidarity (Durkheim, 1912/1995 ), promoting morality (James, 1902/1985 ), and maintaining social order (Turner, 1969 ). The association between religiosity and

Sarah F. Brosnan and Redouan Bshary

, it is possible that the jackal made the wrong decision. Of course, while this is a thought experiment, scenarios like this occur regularly, in jackal (Lamprecht, 1978 ) and in other species that cooperate, and while there is a vast and growing body of literature regarding cooperation in humans and

Chris Whomersley

North Sea under pressure: is regional marine co-operation the answer?” 3 This report makes 20 recommendations, especially in relation to data collection, energy, shipping and fishing, and it gives a cautious welcome to increased maritime spatial planning, but recognising that it is still at an

Li Shaomeng

Rawlsian framework is based on a cooperation model, which takes a democratic society as a cooperation system. Such a conception of democracy not only obscures the distinction between democracy and despotism, but also makes it hard to argue for the superiority of democracy over despotism. This article develops a different model, the competition model, to explain the historical development towards democracy and to justify democracy as a social order superior to despotism. The article argues that once we adopt the competition model to understand democracy, its distinctive characters as well as its merits will fully bear out.



Modern peace support operations are challenged by an array of issues that are not at all 'military' in nature. Increasingly, military and civilian actors like non-governmental organisations, ministries and contractors have to learn how to work together. This book analyses civil-military cooperation processes in disciplines such as logistics, construction and security. The analysis is based on multiple holistic case studies in Kosovo (1999/2000), Kabul (2003/2004) and the Afghan province Baghlan (2004/2005). Taking a business alliance approach, the phases in a civil-military cooperation process are identified. Then the main factors influencing the process are highlighted. Finally, a framework is proposed for evaluating the quality of civil-military cooperation. The book concludes by recommending ways of improving the cooperation process.

T. Czárán and Duur K. Aanen

., 2014 ). Communities tend to take care for sick, wounded, very young and very old people. Also warfare is characterised by cooperation among individuals who risk their lives to help the group to which they belong, in the war against another group. The evolution of such cooperative behaviour, i

Andreas Stokke

1 Introduction It is a platitude that conversation involves cooperation. Slightly more specifically, philosophers and linguists typically take for granted that the ways we communicate with each other in conversation rely on speakers and hearers cooperating on efficiently getting information across

Xiaohua Li

world, strengthening cooperation between the eu and China in the renewable field is vital to the world’s energy security and to sustainable development. In fact, hard work has already been put into future plans made between China and the eu to promote cooperation in the renewable energy field. The

Vladimir S. Gromov

published data relating to the spatial-and-ethological population structure (Shilov, 1991 ; Gromov, 2008 ) and complex forms of cooperation. The results of this analysis allowed me to draw some conclusions concerning selective forces and factors promoting the evolution of sociality among rodents