All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

By Robert Penn Warren

"Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Robert Penn Warren's story of ambition and gear set within the Depression–era South is broadly thought of the best novel ever written approximately American politics.

All the King's males strains the increase and fall of demagogue Willie Stark, a fictional personality loosely in line with Governor Huey ""Kingfish"" lengthy of Louisiana. Stark starts his political profession as an idealistic guy of the folks yet quickly turns into corrupted by way of good fortune and stuck among desires of provider and an insatiable lust for strength, culminating in a singular that Sinclair Lewis stated, at the book's free up in 1946, "one of our few nationwide galleries of character."

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This was not helped by the adoption of short-term, piecemeal programmes rather than developing an in-depth strategic approach, identifying and targeting the most important problems (EMS 2004a: 22–23). Although the PHARE programme provided valuable financial and other aid and undoubtedly had the positive effect of heightening candidates’ awareness of the need for substantial adaptation, ‘its aims were too ambitious and the time allowed to achieve them too short’ (Bailey and De Propris 2002). A 2004 review of PHARE programmes undertaken between 1999 and late 2003 found a third of EU Initiatives on Roma 31 all programmes had been evaluated as unsatisfactory.

The use of ethnic identity as a signifier in political struggle is therefore instrumental in key ways to the utilization of existing political and institutional opportunity structures (Koopmans and Statham 2000; McGarry 2008). As some of the contributions in this volume demonstrate, the political environments, both at the EU and the national levels in which select Romani representatives operate, are not only defined by 12 Nando Sigona and Nidhi Trehan policies driven by neoliberalism, but are also immersed in broader neoliberal discourses and institutional frameworks which mark the spaces and possibilities of political mobilization by defining both ‘the problem’ and its solution.

1994) ‘Gypsies in the Hungarian labour market’, Szociológiai Szemle, 2: 75–78. Dral, P. (2006) Ethnicized Laziness: Roma in the Slovak Social Policy Discourse, Budapest: Central European University MA Thesis. cikk=1292. 18 Nando Sigona and Nidhi Trehan Eurobarometer (2007) Discrimination in the European Union, 263/2007, Eurobarometer: Brussels. Eurobarometer (2008) Discrimination in the European Union, 296/2008, Eurobarometer: Brussels. Gowan, P. (1996) ‘Eastern Europe, Western power and neoliberalism’, New Left Review, I/216.

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