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Doing good in Africa
Julia Gallagher

the splitting and projection of aggression and idealisation. Against a background of European political thought about the nature of ‘good’, of where it is imagined to be, and of the essential importance of making a connection to it, Klein’s work helps locate the immanent need for good, its source and corruption within relationships, and the ways in which individuals attempt to recreate, recapture and use it to resolve the difficulties of human ambiguity. The rest of this chapter is divided into three sections. The first outlines the basis of the book, giving an

in Britain and Africa under Blair
Kirsten Haack

independence. Lenin employed the philosophical idea of self-determination as a tactical, strategic weapon for socialist change. By contrast, Wilson favoured an orderly, non-violent approach to the exercise of self-determination. Wilson’s initial conceptualisation of self-determination, which he set out before the First World War, strongly favoured the internal dimension of self-determination, emphasising an understanding based on Western political thought. This idea highlighted self-government, popular sovereignty and consent, or in other words, a democratic state. Wilson

in The United Nations democracy agenda
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M. Anne Brown

formalistic, the dispute would likely be seen by Nandy in terms of East Asia trying to beat the West at its own game. Four themes dominate criticisms by certain East Asian governments and intellectuals of Western (or, more precisely, liberal) models of rights. These are: the individualistic focus of liberal rights; their antagonistic form, as opposed to models of harmony in, most prominently, Confucian political thought; the primacy given to civil and political rights at the expense of economic development; and the promotion of rights as essentially a

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
Politics and law
Evgeny Roshchin

attempts to divine those authors’ underlying intentions – were among the principal factors that explain why many classical linguistic conventions and tropes permeated Renaissance and early modern literature. This was also the main channel through which conventions regulating the use of friendship in ancient sources migrated to early modern political thought. In this chapter I shall make a case for the enduring persistence of the political contractual concept of friendship – that is, the modes of friendship of utility reconstructed in the previous chapter – and its key

in Friendship among nations
Evgeny Roshchin

for diplomatic rhetoric to couple friendship with the ancient legal idea of 20 Indeed, the term is central to Roman juridical and political thought. For instance, the centrality of vinculum iuris for Cicero’s understanding of res publica (De Re Publica III, 43) has already been noted (see Kharkhordin 2010). Friendship of the modern international order 199 obligation-as-chain and to continuously highlight the liabilities of the parties bound by the chain. Colonies and metropolis Another condition that facilitated this association was demand for political

in Friendship among nations
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Germany in American post-war International Relations
Felix Rösch

led to this ‘silencing’. How was it possible that their German intellectual socialisation that continued to inform their political thought became overlooked and indeed no longer even realised? It is argued that German émigrés and American International Relations (IR) constitute a case of successful integration. Before this argument is further expounded, it has to be acknowledged that émigré scholars partly caused this silencing themselves. After their forced emigration, they were at pains to adjust their research and teaching to the different intellectual and

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
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Changing images of Germany
Jens Steffek
Leonie Holthaus

has received less attention so far. He shows how a distinctively German intellectual socialisation and a German style of argument continued to inform the political thought of the émigré scholars and how that fact became increasingly overlooked. As Rösch argues, it has to be acknowledged that émigré scholars at least partly caused this silencing themselves. After their forced emigration, they were at pains to adjust their research and teaching to the different intellectual and historical backgrounds of their American colleagues and students. They did so not only in

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Leonie Holthaus

, 2006 ), p. 397 . 6 C. Sylvest , British Liberal Internationalism, 1880–1930: Making Progress? ( Manchester : Manchester University Press , 2009 ), p. 46 . 7 Sylvest, British Liberal Internationalism , pp. 200–6. 8 D. Bell and C. Sylvest , ‘ International society in Victorian political thought: T.H. Green, Herbert Spencer, and Henry Sidgwick ’, Modern Intellectual History , 3 : 2 ( 2006 ), pp. 207 – 38 , at p. 230 . 9 C. Hobson , The Rise of Democracy: Revolution, War, and Transformations in International Politics since 1776 ( Edinburgh

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
The Weimar Republic in the eyes of American political science
Paul Petzschmann

started arriving in the 1930s, America was hardly a blank slate as far as Germany was concerned. The new arrivals had to contend with existing perceptions of German political thought and institutions. This chapter will explore the lively interest American political science showed in the Weimar Republic and its Constitution. Perceptions and commentary on Weimar were framed in terms of historical continuity, comparison with the post-bellum US and larger questions about the nature of sovereignty during the interwar period. Positive American views of Germany, as explored

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Sarah von Billerbeck

). Schmidt , Vivien ( 2006 ), ‘ Institutionalism ’, in Colin Hay , Michael Lister , and David Marsh (eds), The State: Theories and Issues ( Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan ), 98–117 . Schmidt , Vivien ( 2014 ), ‘ Institutionalism ’, in Michael T. Gibbons (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Political Thought ( London : John Wiley and Sons ), 1

in United Nations peace operations and International Relations theory