Yes, I know,” he said. I cringed, waiting for the onslaught of ﬁve years of Arthur’s pent-up anger that was sure to follow. In-stead, what I got was a compliment on my performance as NellieLovett in
This conversation is an opportunity to rethink how commitments on gender equality can be anchored in development
partnerships with different actors in the context of post-Rio and post-2015. Participants are expected to discuss
innovative thinking on how MA must advance conceptually and how gender equality can be anchored at the heart of this
This original study by Claudia Kissling of the University of Bremen ﬁts our
series on non-state actors for two reasons. First, she demonstrates the working
of the international policy cycle following from the framing and passing of an
international treaty. In this case the implementation and monitoring facets of
an international agreement are discussed by a close analysis of the 7th Review
Conference of the parties to the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear
Weapons (NPT), which took place at the United Nations in 2005.
Scholars of strategy process research have developed various models on the formation of
strategies for which organization-environment relations have always been a primary concern.
While the majority of studies have emphasized an assessment of the environment for oppor-
tunities and threats (e.g., Ansoff, 1965; Andrews, 1971; Porter, 1980), others have focused
more directly on the environment as a central actor for strategy formation (see Mintzberg et
There is a whole genre of “celebrity” biography that focuses on the
rich and famous, the influential, or the notorious, and within this
category an entire sub-genre devoted to movie-stars and other Hol-
lywood types. They can range from the sleazy and sensational to the
more complex, hefty literary film studies, or historical biography—
the latter varieties seeking to situate the biographical subjects in the
social, cultural, or literary context of the times in which they lived,
without sparing the gossip.
Hence, in order for us to understand not just this encounter but also Villa-Lobos’s stay in Paris, we
need to explore carefully the sociohistorical configuration in which both occurred. My intention,
though, is not to trace a global ‘context’ in which these figures were ‘immersed.’ Such an approach
would impoverish the analytic possibilities, since as Bensa argues (1998:46), “context is immanent
to practices and makes up part of them.