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Role model, early leadership
Richard Werbner

of his own court in the midst of a vast multitude of his followers); the inquiry was so unsafe, so unjust, that it unwittingly exposed, Emanuel argued, a pernicious system of government under the Protectorate Administration. Emanuel’s story reveals how he fought tenaciously, in and out of court, and was eventually left unpaid a large sum of money, in defence of his clients’ right to live in peace, free of despotic abuse of power. In the early twentieth century, the Tuli Block was at a frontier between, on one side, the bounded land recognized by the Protectorate

in Anthropology after Gluckman
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Debatable lands and passable boundaries
Aileen Christianson

pornography.14 As Gray was stirring up writing, the women’s movement was stirring up Scottish society. Post-1979 and the failure of the campaign for a devolved Scottish Assembly, the work of issue-based women’s groups such as Rape Crisis Centres, Scottish Women’s Aid and the Scottish Abortion Campaign ensured that campaigning for change in women’s legal and social positions was grounded in the difference of Scots Law and developed separately from groups in England. Though starting from an identical analysis of male abuse of power, our awareness of English ignorance of our

in Across the margins
Sarah Birch

abuse of power. If the entire electorate is called on to express its opinion of political leaders, disaffected and disillusioned citizens who M1546 - BIRCH TXT.qxp:ANDY Q7 27/10/08 132 11:31 Page 132 Full participation Table 7.6 OLS regression models of the impact of compulsory voting on corruption Variable Compulsory voting Sanctioned compulsory voting Electoral obligation constitutionalised Controls: Per capita GDP (log) Africa Asia and the Pacific Eastern Europe and Central Asia Western Europe Latin America Democracy Proportional electoral system Model 18

in Full participation
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Sarah Birch

political process. In addition to increasing turnout, the evidence indicates that it fosters greater political participation, higher levels of satisfaction with democracy, greater equality in wealth distribution, and that it provides a check on the abuse of power. Yet this institution will be of more benefit in some contexts than in others. Countries experiencing low turnout and high levels of disaffection with democracy stand to benefit most from making electoral participation mandatory. This applies not only to many established democracies, but also to a large number of

in Full participation
Mark Olssen

of power, thus resolving once and for all the political problem, which is entirely a matter of the use and abuse of power; for others, the political problems of the future. ( 1982 : 87). In offering this interpretation, Althusser himself draws on Eisenmann’s ( 1933 ; 1952 ) writings; specifically, Eisenmann’s view that the thesis of the ‘separation of powers’ constitutes a myth . In Eisenmann’s view, says Althusser, ‘[a] whole school of jurists arose, particularly at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, which took advantage of

in Constructing Foucault’s ethics
Sabine Lee

on which the missions are built and on which they rely for ultimate success. Moreover, any abuse of power on the part of peacekeepers is particularly disconcerting given the volatility of post-conflict regions where peacekeepers are posted and specifically given the vulnerability of the civilian populations in the affected areas. As such, SEA perpetrated by peacekeepers attacks the very essence of the PSO deployment by counteracting the ethical principles underlying the missions. Even consensual relations, as will be discussed below, have the potential of being a

in Children born of war in the twentieth century
Does parliamentary sovereignty trump the rule of law?
Philip Norton

conveyed that there may be occasions when the courts may not recognise acts that prescribed flagrant abuses of power. Both Lord Steyn and Lord Hope of Craighead advanced the view that parliamentary sovereignty was, in Lord Steyn’s words, ‘a construct of the common law’. According to Steyn: ‘The classic account given by Dicey of the doctrine of the supremacy of Parliament, pure and absolute as it was, can now be seen to be out of place in the modern United Kingdom.’ 39 The doctrine was still the ‘general’ principle of the constitution and the principle one created by

in Governing Britain
Matt Qvortrup

enacted legislation? We can but guess what would happen, but it is conceivable, if the American experience is anything to go by, that the courts would – on occasion – strike down citizens’ legislation. So, while the American experience may not be what lies in wait it might be illustrative to consider the experience of judicial review in the United States. Sometimes they are the unaccountable elitists in robes who meddle in politics where they do not belong. Sometimes they are the bulwarks of liberty and the champions of the citizens against abuses of power. The standard

in Direct democracy
Richard Lapper

. Moro, for example, suggested that the prosecuting team change the sequence of its investigations and offered constructive criticism of the prosecutorial filing. These concerns about the partiality of the Lava Jato process were heard more and more following Lula’s imprisonment. In part, politicians were more prepared to work together to block further cases against them. The corruption initiative that Dallagnol campaigned so hard for is languishing – in watered down form – in Congress, and new clauses have been introduced to prevent abuses of power by judges and

in Beef, Bible and Bullets
Textual analyses
Robert James

centres. The majority of library users must have felt the same way. Interestingly, then, we can identify differences here between the tastes of readers and cinema-goers in these communities, for miners and their families liked films that championed these qualities. But, then, Miners’ Institute cinemas did not carry such an esteemed position as centres of enlightenment. Jeffery Farnol’s novels performed consistently well over the decade. His historical adventure The Crooked Furrow (1937), which warns against the abuses of power and champions the labouring classes

in Popular culture and working-class taste in Britain, 1930–39