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Wyn Grant

products. The opponents of GM crops were able to present them as products that were being developed by American multinational companies whose primary motivation was profit. They were able to utilise language that portrayed them as a threat to everything that was ‘natural’, as ‘Frankenstein foods’. Framings are not necessarily evidence-based and may have no relation to the underlying science. It is the image that is conveyed that is important. Consider the example of the ‘rogue badger’, a creature that does not exist, but that came to exert an influence on policy. At

in Lobbying
Icebergs as planetary travellers
Elizabeth Leane

potential implication of human action in its creation made it seem more like Frankenstein's monster, with humanity's hubris found not in challenging nature but in tangling with it. Over the subsequent weeks, then, as announcements of A-68's arrival turned to interpretations of its significance, reports of the berg took on an increasingly concerned and politicized tone. Vice News gave readers ‘3 reasons to worry about that huge iceberg that broke off Antarctica’ (the instability of the shelf, sea-level rise and the event being ‘a sign of things to come

in Ice humanities
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A road to nowhere
Harsh V. Pant

establishment to control terrorist groups from wreaking havoc in India. It is doubtful how much control the civilian government in Islamabad can exert given that various terrorist outfits have vowed to continue their jihad in Kashmir. The Frankenstein monster that the Pakistani state had created to further its strategic objectives vis-à-vis its adversaries has now turned against it and threatens to devour any future attempts at Indo-Pak reconciliation. Moreover, there is little evidence of any significant Pakistani effort to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism such as

in Indian foreign policy
Future Earth, co-production and the experimental life of a global institution
Eleanor Hadley Kershaw

) is replete with monsters. From Haraway’s cyborg (1991) to Latour’s appeal for us to love and care for our technologies rather than abandon them as Frankenstein did his creation (Latour, 2011), the central preoccupations of this field concern the (blurred) categories of and relations between nature; culture; the human, non-human or more-than-human; the scientific; technological; social; material; epistemic and the political: the construction, maintenance and disturbance of our ‘natural’ and ‘social’ orders and kinds. Whether leviathan in the sense of biblical sea

in Science and the politics of openness
From movement to dictatorship, 1919–26
Keith Hodgson

blackshirt disorders which attended the birth of the new regime that ‘It is too aggressively lawless and vulgar to be tolerated even by the bourgeoisie for long, and must soon be cast aside now that it has achieved the purpose for which it was created.’64 In 1925, Raymond Postgate of the Plebs League was still reporting the unofficial violence of the fascist militia and the personal aggrandisement of its Ras (regional leaders). He suggested that ‘now Italian capitalism is in the position of Frankenstein with his monster. Fascism, having served its purpose, will not go away

in Fighting fascism
Open Access (free)
Amikam Nachmani

the EU –the custom agreement signed with Turkey was “Frankenstein’s poison.” Accordingly, the colonial, unjust, oppressive, Christian West was not an option, let alone that it is inferior. On a trip to Kuala Lumpur, in August 1996, Erbakan declared that Western development has been dependent on Islamic intellectual contributions – Arab arithmetic, for example – and that Western scientific progress is hindered by belief in the Trinity. “Many think he is often unable to distinguish between fantasy and reality,” commented Morton Abramowitz, Washington’s former

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
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Neal Curtis

Industry technology as well. In the ensuing mayhem, Captain America tries to stop him leading Iron Man to break ‘a dear and precious link’ (Michelinie, Bright and Windsor-Smith, 2007: 113) with one of his oldest friends. Tony Stark’s fear about the dangerous possibilities that accompany his brilliant scientific inventions has now become a regular trope in Iron Man stories, echoing fears about science that have been a staple of the modern, popular imagination, epitomised in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In keeping with this, Armour Wars closes in issue 232 with one of the

in Sovereignty and superheroes
Ed Randall

Frankenstein food’. (NS, 2006a) The two sets of events alluded to in the introduction to this chapter can be used to yield two very different impressions. The Pusztai affair illustrates both the ferocity with which scientific controversy has been conducted over GM and a much more divided scientific community than the most committed proponents of GM often suggest is the case. The GM Debate illustrates the great scope that exists for initiating a public and good-tempered (if ultimately disappointing) discussion about the future shape of policy on a complex technology where

in Food, risk and politics
Gary Murphy

to the voters in any Irish election since 1987. So how we can categorise tribunals of inquiry? Were they star chambers and the ‘Frankenstein of modern Irish society’, as the taxing master James Flynn described them as far back as March 2000 or were they necessary instruments which allowed our democratic and administrative systems to be rebuilt as ‘the exhumed cadavers of corrupt decisions are first subjected to a thorough post-mortem’ as the historian Eunan O’Halpin argued? (O’Halpin, 2000: 191). Where now stands the balance sheet of tribunals of inquiry in Ireland

in Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987
Strategy, organization, role of paramilitaries and international cooperation
Věra Stojarová

borders by war but it was not against changing borders peacefully. How come it didn’t prevent the reunion of Germany? Why did it not stop fifteen states from changing the borders of the USSR and uniting two Yemen Arab Republics? Why did not it stop creation of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and the crimes of the Frankenstein state of Macedonia? Or was the Helsinki declaration written only for the Albanians?’ The article ends with the proclamation: ‘In the era of Napoleon in France, the French were talking about consolidation of national states in the future. Are we Albanians

in The Far Right in the Balkans