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Autonomy

The state in which a company is not a subsidiary, department or other subdivision of another company. That is, an autonomous company is completely independent. Autonomy should not be confused with an autonomous expenditure or with autonomous consumption.
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If strategic considerations are of only moderate weight, the question comes back to how important the lower tariffs and investment and intellectual property protections are relative to the concerns about health, environment and national autonomy.
Therefore, I do not want to suggest that the state should impose a national autonomy model on groups that are no longer interested in, or capable of, exercising it.
However, many observers believe that this interpretation is not valid, and that both precedents and the complex interaction of the World Trade Organization (WTO) regulations with other laws can reduce national autonomy over public policy.
Harker's essay ends with the compelling argument that "Knox draws upon the topos of the man feminized by his very heterosexuality, the uxorious male, in order to invert and thus contain the pressing fears of foreign regnal consorts who would in fact fail to be ruled by their royal wives and thus threaten the future of English and Scottish national autonomy and Protestant reform" (47).
The Go West development plan, in conjunction with recent revisions of the Law on Regional National Autonomy (LRNA), (8) and accompanying economic incentives, represents China's current strategy for dealing with its restive ethnic minorities.
Recuperating national autonomy requires reconstituing the new system of global economic governance.
Rosas details how the advance of globalization by means of its primary method, deregulation, weakens national autonomy.
Indeed, she fears that the opposition to GM food is actually a manifestation of a deeper lack of confidence in the authority of government and science, which is related to the threat of diminishing national autonomy that could accompany the growth in size and influence of the European Union.
Roger Morgan focuses on the politics of EMU to show how difficult it has proved to bring together' the viewpoints and interests of two nation states and two national societies, even when their leaders are deeply committed to common action, in circumstances when really fundamental questions of national interest, national autonomy and national identity are at stake' (p.
To maintain their consistency black emigrationists had to walk a fine line between unflinching hostility toward white colonization societies and an openness toward proposals for black independence and national autonomy.
This is because in federal states with a greater dispersion of power among the various branches and levels of government, European Union incursions into national autonomy and control have not significantly altered the national balance of powers (although this did demand some internal readjustments), while the addition of European Union governance essentially fits with traditional notions of compounded representation and shared accountability.
Above all, they must emphasise in every possible way that once national autonomy is deemed necessary for the two smaller nations of Britain, it is not possible to deny such autonomy to the largest, especially when that nation has such an obvious national identity and such a resplendent history and culture.

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