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Edward Ashbee

, the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which securitized mortgages) and in some cases what they see as the political manipulation of the interest rate that led to the misallocation of investment funds and the incessant fuelling of an asset bubble. There is also a growing literature (much of it also lying on the divide between analysis and polemic) considering, to paraphrase the much-cited phrase from the Sherlock Holmes stories, the case of the dog that didn’t bark. Why, these studies ask, did the crisis fail to generate more sustained and

in The Right and the recession
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Patronage and permissiveness
Duncan Wheeler

states of Western Europe, and can only be explained amongst us for the legacy, still not resolved after six years of political transition, of a totalitarian regime. The Constitution made no explicit reference to television. 43 The PSOE had been unequivocal in opposition: accusations of political manipulation and corruption at RTVE underpinned a vote of no confidence in 1980, 44 Guerra citing a list of cases from the preceding two years, claiming censorship with the UCD to be worse than under Franco. 45

in Following Franco
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Coalition unity and the exploitation of the Liberal Democrats
Timothy Heppell

, when we consider heresthetics, or the art of political manipulation, we can legitimately argue that Cameron performed well in terms of exploiting the Liberal Democrats. This is not unusual. The comparative politics academic literature on coalitions shows that exploitation of the junior coalition partners regularly happens (see Bolleyer, 2008 ; Dunphy and Bale, 2011 ). That literature tells us that the Liberal

in Cameron
K. Healan Gaston

Royal, 1492 and All That: Political Manipulations of History (Washington, DC: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1992). 28 Wilfred M. McClay, ‘Religion in Post-Secular America’, in Martin Halliwell and Catherine Morley (eds), American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008), pp. 127–8. 29 Ibid., p. 128. 30 Ibid. 31 Ibid., pp. 139, 134

in Post-everything
Outbreak anxieties in the United States from the colonies to COVID-19
Amy Lauren Fairchild, Constance A. Nathanson, and Cullen Conway

the use of fear to manipulate with hyperbolic or untruthful misrepresentation that made authentic judgment impossible. Philosophers who weighed the threat of chronic diseases were not uniformly hostile to fear. This was noteworthy given widespread scepticism about the Cold War political manipulation of panic and fear that had emerged by the 1960s, the new health consensus that fear always backfired, and, significantly, the ascendency of autonomy as the pre-eminent value in ethical analyses of the clinical relationship in the years after the Nuremberg Trials and

in Medicalising borders
Joe Larragy

viewed not as the ‘empirical will of the many isolated individuals’ but an expression of 38 Asymmetric engagement a popular mandate or legitimacy for ‘a refined, deliberated and “laundered” set of preferences which are brought about through institutional arrangements’ (Cohen and Rogers 1995b: 130). They added that this admittedly controversial idea involves two further assumptions: firstly, that the people are sufficiently alert to the fact that election outcomes are open to political manipulation (­leading to an ‘unwilled will’); and secondly, that the people trust

in Asymmetric engagement
Paddy Hoey

emerging democracies. Curran noted: ‘The Internet has energised activism. But in the context of political disaffection, increasing political manipulation at the centre, an unaccountable global order and the weakening of electoral power, the Internet has not revitalised democracy.’ 75 As a place to gather and mobilize, the Internet undoubtedly allows opportunities for protest and for street-level pressure groups to meet and distribute information and news. The result is a newer, more nuanced political sphere which developed in some instances, particularly that of

in Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters
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Yvette Hutchison

/knowledge (i.e. spoken language, dance, sports, ritual)’ (2007b: 19, her italics). In pursuing the comparisons between these various kinds of embodiments of memory, Taylor reminds us that it is important to consider the ‘myths attending the archive’: that it is ‘unmediated . . . that it resists change, corruptibility and political manipulation’. Here the issues of hegemonic processes of mediation, those of ‘selection, memorization or internalization, and transmission’ (ibid., 21), become profoundly significant in relation to issues of contested memories. Taylor argues that

in South African performance and archives of memory
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A critical election?
Sarah Birch

elsewhere. For a start, the Brexit referendum may well have skewed public understandings of democracy in some quarters through its emphasis on majority opinion and underplaying of minority rights and institutional checks on majority rule. Referendums have long been a favoured tool of political manipulation by authoritarian leaders, from Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany to Vladimir Putin in Russia and Recep

in Breaking the deadlock
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‘terrorism’ has long been characterized as an illegitimate form of armed struggle, and that many international actors seek to maintain a vague definition of the phenomenon because such imprecision allows them more latitude to use the label selectively, omitting it to shield those non-state militant movements they support and employing it to condemn those they oppose. This political manipulation of the ‘terrorist’ designation is frequently evoked via a quote from a 1975 novel about the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland: ‘one’s man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter

in The war on the Uyghurs