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The International Institute of African Languages and Cultures between the wars
Benoît de L’Estoile

what to look for, thus producing data useful to the progress of science. 19 At the Council meeting however, Lugard expressed doubts concerning the feasibility of sending a questionnaire to people who were not acknowledged experts. In his view it was the duty of Governments, and not of the

in Ordering Africa
Samantha Newbery

internment. The call for improvements in Special Branch’s interrogation capability led to the JSIW, the UK’s experts on interrogation, being called in. As the custodians of expertise in the ‘five techniques’, the training that took place at the Intelligence Centre saw the JSIW pass that expertise to Special Branch. Fourteen men in total were interrogated using the ‘five techniques

in Interrogation, intelligence and security
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‘No front line and an invisible enemy’
Sue-Ann Harding

sources, but entrusted with this information by those sources. The constant repetition of the agency’s name and its association with the privileged acquisition of information emphasise the reliability of the narrator and hence the reliability of the information and, by implication, the story narrated. Temporary narrators selected by RIA-Novosti include officials, experts, RIA-Novosti correspondents and eyewitnesses

in Beslan
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‘other people’
Anna Killick

directly involved with trade through their jobs, have less self-interest in following this aspect than they do inflation or interest rates. Their greater tendency to accept the Remain arguments about trade may be a question of trust in experts rather than their own reasoning. Also across both districts, there is a subsidiary pattern of those who voted Leave having faith in trade deals with the Commonwealth. However, even this talk of the Commonwealth is sketchy and not well developed. Second, I conclude on migration. I argued there is much controversy over this in the

in Rigged
Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina

resulted in 61 Fighting obesity in England     61 calls for more interventions to empower communities and their citizens rather than less. At the most general level, this chapter analyses predominant forms of political rationalities, expert knowledge, and governing technologies employed in the attempt to govern obesity in England. More specifically, we look in the first section at some of the historical antecedents to contemporary health promotion by briefly accounting for the preventive measures addressing obesity in the early twentieth century. We then turn to the

in The politics of health promotion
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Tourism and the exhibition of Maori material culture
Kynan Gentry

the largest hotel in Rotorua. Nelson, who liked to think of himself as a ‘white tohunga ’, was the son of a prominent Swedish anthropologist. Seeing himself as an expert on Maori culture, he pursued a tradition-alisation project in close co-operation with artist and director of the Dominion Museum, Augustus Hamilton, and together they established an orthodoxy of what ‘unchanging traditional Maori

in History, heritage, and colonialism
Rob Manwaring

‘national conversations’ about the future of the nation. This chapter focuses on three such examples. While  it is ­tempting to d ­ ismiss these initiatives as tokenistic – or, as the media ­frequently describe them, as ‘talkfests’ – this reading simplifies and silences some of the competing tensions that underpinned these ­initiatives. The three cases considered in this chapter were all in their own way ­ground-breaking and innovative approaches to bringing both the public and the expert ‘voice’ into the emerging NSD politics. The ‘People’s Panel’ was a consultation

in The search for democratic renewal
Elana Wilson Rowe

is recognised as performing diplomacy authoritatively. A second caveat relates directly to this idea of authority. Earlier research in global governance tended to posit that different ‘kinds’ of actors possessed different forms of authority. For example, NGOs or indigenous peoples’ organisations would exercise ‘moral authority’ based on their status as representing affected parties and the original peoples of 104 Non-state actors and the quest for authority     105 the Arctic, whereas scientists would exercise ‘expert authority’, and international organisations a

in Arctic governance
Entomology, botany and the early ethnographic monograph in the work of H.-A. Junod
Patrick Harries

microlepidoptera did not represent a new species, his sister Ruth sent the first of a series of rare natural history specimens from the Transvaal to Godet at the Museum in Neuchâtel. 26 The natural sciences were also experiencing a rapid transformation at the end of the nineteenth century. For decades the homme de cabinet or armchair expert and the amateur collector in the field had existed in an easy

in Science and society in southern Africa
Trevor Weekes

, soon to become the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and became a regular participant at its scientific meetings. However he was not a founder member of the RAS and never held office (although he was to become the President of the Royal Society). By 1827, he had begun experiments in mirror manufacture, and felt sufficiently expert in this process to publish two short papers on his work the following year. Years later, Sir Robert Ball would comment on the early motivation of the young Lord as follows: It appears that when he found himself in the possession of leisure

in William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse