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Policing and politics in a colonial state
John McCracken

Among the various attempts made over the last two decades to provide an explanation for the maintenance and ultimate dissolution of colonial authority in Africa, one stands out above all others. Ronald Robinson’s ‘sketch for a theory of collaboration’ may no longer be accepted as helpful in explaining why Africa was partitioned, but on the larger question of how colonial

in Policing and decolonisation
Donnacha Seán Lucey

4 Child welfare and local authorities By the early twentieth century it was widely recognised that workhouses were unsuitable institutions for children. However, many continued to be relieved in workhouses and by the early 1920s renewed efforts were being made to remove children from the newly named county homes. This chapter examines the relationship between local boards of health and public assistance and industrial schools. Furthermore it explores the boarding-out system and highlights that this provision was at times preferred to institutionalisation. This

in The end of the Irish Poor Law?
Being right, knowing better
Tim Markham

3681 The Politics of war reporting.qxd:Layout 1 28/9/11 11:14 Page 94 5 Journalistic ethics and moral authority: being right, knowing better As a sociologist, I know that morality only works if it is supported by structures and a mechanism that give people an interest in morality. (Bourdieu, 1998b: 56) Is it futile to discuss journalistic ethics? Relativism versus strategism Previous chapters have set out the case for interpreting journalistic principles primarily as strategic. While this could reasonably be understood to indicate that the particular

in The politics of war reporting
The case of Ker Kwaro Acholi in northern Uganda
Julia Gallagher and V. Y. Mudimbe

donors such as the United Nations and the American Embassy to promote women’s rights in Acholi and to preserve Acholi cultural heritage. The success of this ‘traditional authority’ in attracting international attention and the endorsement of a host of bilateral and multilateral donors 1 has contributed to Ker Kwaro Acholi being today composed of a paramount chief, two deputy paramount chiefs, council of clan chiefs, prime minister, cabinet of ministers, and secretariat. Yet despite the positive recognition received from such influential

in Images of Africa

This book explores the theory and practice of authority during the later sixteenth century, in the religious culture and political institutions of the city of Nantes, where the religious wars traditionally came to an end with the great Edict of 1598. The Wars of Religion witnessed serious challenges to the authority of the last Valois kings of France. In an examination of the municipal and ecclesiastical records of Nantes, the author considers challenges to authority, and its renegotiation and reconstruction in the city, during the civil war period. After a detailed survey of the socio-economic structures of the mid-sixteenth-century city, successive chapters detail the growth of the Protestant church, assess the impact of sectarian conflict and the early counter reform movement on the Catholic Church, and evaluate the changing political relations of the city council with the urban population and with the French crown. Finally, the book focuses on the Catholic League rebellion against the king and the question of why Nantes held out against Henry IV longer than any other French city.

Introduction Statistics can take us only so far. Inspired by statistical analysis, this chapter illustrates how the associations, groups and networks from the data translate into international law. 1 Such law consists of principles that, combined together, result in particular rights, obligations and the jurisprudence of international law. 2 Authority, one of the international system’s cornerstone principles, appears frequently with other principles as well as representing a statistically

in The values of international organizations
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

4 Claims to legitimate authority and discursive attacks We don’t believe in the authorities anymore. When you say … ‘there, that’s the new administrator, everyone may clap but with a certain mockery …’ Him also, what is he going to do? (Peasant Union Member (no. 151) 2010) We could wonder about the role of that whispered language within the political system of unanimity. It is, to my mind, a way of softening the overwhelming and restrictive official language in order to make it more bearable; it is an antidote. Irony and humour are the weapons of the powerless

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
Peter Shapely

Shapely 01 2/8/07 1 01:30 Page 29 Government, local authorities and housing, 1919–87 No history of housing is possible without reference to the policies, finance and legislative framework developed by governments. Although this is a familiar story, it needs revisiting to understand the context in which decisions were made. This legislation underlines two central issues. First, despite increasing central government interference, local government still enjoyed different levels of autonomy. For much of the century, local government interpreted, implemented and

in The politics of housing
Don Leggett

1 Authority, judgement and the sailor-designer [T]rust that prejudice has begun to yield to proof and experience. . . . Do not be ashamed to correct any imperfections which may be demonstrated to your own satisfaction, and go on improving; recollecting always the responsible duties of your high office, which call on you to furnish the means of our national defence; and remember that you build for posterity as well as for the present day, and that your fair fame is at stake. No passing wound to vanity, no triumph of the moment, is to be compared to this; and if

in Shaping the Royal Navy
Tim Markham

3681 The Politics of war reporting.qxd:Layout 1 28/9/11 11:14 Page 74 4 Practical mastery of authority, authenticity and disposition As the preceding chapters have made clear, the purpose of this book is not to tell the personal stories of individual war reporters, but to describe the structured, structuring logics which determine how the field of war reporting is experienced. In fact the two are related, since individuation, along with professional identities and values, is among the common matrices by which individuals make sense of their professional

in The politics of war reporting