By Joe Bandy, Jackie Smith, Ethel Brooks, Pauline Cullen, Bob Edwards, Daniel Faber, John W. Foster, Arunas Juska, Laura Macdonald, Gay W. Seidman, Charles Tilly, Peter Waterman, Lesley J. Wood
Coalitions throughout Borders exhibits how social pursuits have cooperated and conflicted as they paintings to advance a transnational civil society in keeping with perceived threats of neoliberalism--free exchange, privatization, structural adjustment, and unbridled company energy. The authors discover the tactics of transnational mobilization, discussing the motivations and strategies of cross-border cooperation in addition to the conflicts that experience affected move talents to advertise social switch. the unique case reports integrated during this quantity signify a various pass component to transnational stream coalitions--from quite a few areas and international locations, representing diversified flow pursuits, and addressing various monetary injustices. Coalitions throughout Borders unearths the numerous social stipulations that let and constrain the formation of transnational civil societies and the ways that circulation actors deal with conflicts as they paintings towards universal targets.
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The heavyweights were in attendance, their swords unsheathed. The 36 members of the study group had tentatively voted on the question of publishing the Franklin draft; 16 seemed inclined to accept it, 5 were likely to vote against, and 15 could not yet make up their minds. ) Leading the charge against the Franklin draft at the plenary was the secretary of the Council’s board of directors, Frank Altschul. Though a colleague of Schubart in the investment community, he allowed for no benefit of doubt or deal.
Schubart, a veteran of the War and Peace Studies, pressed on. “I think we can be hard-boiled and just, without doing harm,” he told the Council. “The main thing is to be sure that we are not asking for something unreasonable” of the Soviet Union. Specifically, he was pressing for endorsement of a $6 billion loan from the United States to finance Soviet imports for postwar reconstruction. ” Bidwell, speaking for the Council’s academic staff, concurred. ” All the ambiguities that colored American thinking toward the Soviet Union in the first postwar year were embodied in the Council’s study group that winter of 1945–46.
The Council’s home on East 65th Street, so grand when acquired after the Wall Street crash, was proving hopelessly inadequate for these expansions. In 1944 the widow of Harold Irving Pratt, a director of Standard Oil of New Jersey and a faithful Council member since 1923, donated the family’s four-story mansion, at the southwest corner of 68th Street and Park Avenue, for the Council’s use. ) John D. , led a slate of 200 members and companies who volunteered funds to convert the gracious residence into offices, meeting rooms, and an institutional library.