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State building in Cromwellian Ireland
Jennifer Wells

Connecting centre and locality Chapter 9 Local expertise in hostile territory: state building in Cromwellian Ireland Jennifer Wells I n March 1655, eight men surveyed a field in Timolin, County Kildare, Ireland, not far from the Wicklow border. They worked on behalf of William Petty, an Oxford-based anatomist who became physician-general of Parliament’s forces in Ireland and later surveyor-general of the country. Petty’s ambition, and that of the parliamentarian government employing him, was to measure and record all lands forfeited by Irish Catholics

in Connecting centre and locality
Apocalypse on the road in Amnesia Moon
James Peacock

(Lethem, 1995 : 8), the man who oneirically controls Hatfork and Little America, and later in the protagonist’s sudden endomorphic transformation at the hands of Lucky, the former inmate of a local mental hospital who shapes the dream-world of Vacaville, California (Lethem, 1995 : 229). To have the power to create and put flesh on metaphors that everyone then recognises is to create a powerful hegemony

in Jonathan Lethem
Alex Robertson and Colin Lees
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
M. Anne Visser and Sheryl-Ann Simpson

the goal of regulating undocumented residents out of the city, the Act did not focus on arrests or detentions. Instead, the IIRA contained strong penalties for employers who hired and landlords who housed undocumented residents. Additionally, the IIRA declared English to be the official language of the city with the aim of limiting access to government services and information for non-English speakers. Hazleton's anti-immigrant legislation functioned as a ‘local regularisation’ (LR), a policy that responds to the presence, or the

in Sanctuary cities and urban struggles
Timothy Longman

the Holocaust. In March 1995, a research team organised by Alison Des Forges of HRW and Eric Gillet of FIDH established an office in Rwanda and began to gather evidence, focusing both on the organisation of the genocide at the national level and on its execution at the local level, with an exploration of three local case studies. The research project that ultimately involved a dozen researchers culminated in the publication in 1999 of the 789-page report, Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda , written primarily by Des Forges (1999) . Leave None to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Ellie Reid

In May 1909, the Whitechapel Art Gallery (WAG) in the London borough of Stepney, was the venue for an historical pageant performed by 600 children from twenty-one local schools. Clad in historical costume, they danced, sang and enacted scripted episodes of local history to audiences drawn from East London and beyond. It was staged amidst a craze for historical pageants originated by the pageant master Louis N. Parker, and the organisers declared Stepney Children's Pageant ‘the first Children's Pageant ever held’. 1

in Pasts at play
Martin Gorsky, John Mohan, and Tim Willis

Chapter 6 Contributory schemes, working-class governors and local control of hospital policy In contemporary political discourse about welfare provision, the active citizen is seen as preferable to the passive recipient. Direct participation, for example through stakeholding or mutual ownership, allows, it is thought, the wishes of users to drive service delivery, rather than the potentially flawed assessments of public sector bureaucracies. The inter-war contributory schemes offer a useful test of this premise. Clearly they were an idiosyncratic form of user

in Mutualism and health care