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Evolving conflict trends and implications for the recognition of armed non-state actors
Véronique Dudouet

historically contingent but also normatively charged, by enabling certain practices and kinds of behaviour towards ANSAs while precluding others. In this sense, how ANSAs are labelled has important ramifications for whether their claims to recognition can be met. Whether or not ‘violent extremists’ constitute a novel form of ANSAs remains an open question: do they display a new type of behaviour or is this new label merely a way of recognising (and engaging with) some actors while not recognising or marginalising others? This chapter adopts a more

in Armed non-state actors and the politics of recognition
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Recognition, Vulnerability and the International
Kate Schick

2 Unsettling Pedagogy: Recognition, Vulnerability and the International Kate Schick Social and political theorists are becoming increasingly interested in the philosophy of education. Axel Honneth, for example, maintains that education is the ‘twin sister’ of democratic theory but notes that over the past century

in Recognition and Global Politics
Advantages and disadvantages
Michael Cunningham

potential benefit of the apology can be subsumed under the terms ‘acknowledgement’ or ‘recognition’. It may be objected that these terms cannot be used interchangeably; however in the literature on apology they capture similar if not identical ideas. For example, Govier and Verwoerd do not distinguish between the concepts: ‘the power and importance of apology lie in its potential to offer victims a moral recognition or acknowledgement of their human worth and dignity’.2 The fluidity between terms and lack of clear barriers is also indicated by the discussion of

in States of apology
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Transcultural identities and art-making in a globalised world

Migration, understood as the movement of people and cultures, gives impetus to globalisation and the transculturation processes that the interaction between people and cultures entails. This book addresses migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The book also explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, and its representations of forced migration. Transculturality indicates a certain quality (of an idea, an object, a self-perception or way of living) which joins a variety of elements indistinguishable as separate sources. The topic of migration is permeated not only with political but also with ethical urgencies. The most telling sign of how profoundly the mobility turn has affected the visual arts is perhaps the spread of the term global art in the discourses on art, where it is often used as a synonym for internationally circulating contemporary art. The book examines interventions by three artists who take a critical de- and postcolonial approach to the institutional structures and spaces of Western museums. The book also looks at the politics of representation, and particularly the question of how aesthetics, politics and ethics can be triangulated and balanced when artists seek to make visible the conditions of irregular migration.

Johanna Söderström

themselves as worthy, and deserving of recognition, which in turn gives them political capital or political influence in their respective societies. Many former combatants position themselves as neglected and forgotten, and deserving of preferential treatment due to their war experience and achievement (or treatment after the war). These claims for recognition are connected to the overall war legacy, how the war as a whole is understood, and what it was seen as achieving or delivering. Here there are large differences between the three cases. The war in Namibia led to

in Living politics after war
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Representation, recognition and respect in world politics
Constance Duncombe

experienced as disrespect and is framed in an emotional context of insult, humiliation, anger and betrayal. We might then act in a particular way that seeks to undo this form of recognition, or misrecognition, in order to regain a level of respect that we feel we deserve. Representation plays a central role in the intersubjective dynamics of identity politics. When we think about who we are, we think about ourselves in a particular way. We think about other people in a similar fashion. We use representations – the production of meaning through language

in Representation, recognition and respect in world politics
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Recognition, redistribution and citizenship
Chris Armstrong

6 Equalities: recognition, redistribution and citizenship Introduction H I S C H A P T E R examines Nancy Fraser’s work on recognition and redistribution, and her account of justice as participatory parity. Fraser’s work provides invaluable insights into how a concern with inequalities connected to culture and ‘identity’ might be integrated with more traditional concerns with economic inequality. At the same time, the guiding concern of her account mirrors one of the central questions discussed in this book: namely that of what the prerequisites are for genuine

in Rethinking Equality
Essays for Stephanie Trigg

For 700 years, Geoffrey Chaucer has spoken to scholars and amateurs alike. How does his work speak to us in the twenty-first century? This volume provides a unique vantage point for responding to this question, furnished by the pioneering scholar of medieval literary studies, Stephanie Trigg: the symptomatic long history. While Trigg's signature methodological framework acts as a springboard for the vibrant conversation that characterises this collection, each chapter offers an inspiring extension of her scholarly insights. The varied perspectives of the outstanding contributors attest to the vibrancy and the advancement of debates in Chaucer studies: thus, formerly rigid demarcations surrounding medieval literary studies, particularly those concerned with Chaucer, yield in these essays to a fluid interplay between Chaucer within his medieval context; medievalism and ‘reception’; the rigours of scholarly research and the recognition of amateur engagement with the past; the significance of the history of emotions; and the relationship of textuality with subjectivity according to their social and ecological context. Each chapter produces a distinctive and often startling interpretation of Chaucer that broadens our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the medieval past and its ongoing re-evaluation. The inventive strategies and methodologies employed in this volume by leading thinkers in medieval literary criticism will stimulate exciting and timely insights for researchers and students of Chaucer, medievalism, medieval studies, and the history of emotions, especially those interested in the relationship between medieval literature, the intervening centuries and contemporary cultural change.

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The globalisation of an idea
Kelly Kollman

SSU recognition (marriage v. registered partnership v. domestic cohabitants)? The first half of the chapter focuses on the question of convergent policy change. After describing the wave of SSU policy adoptions, I trace the development of a soft law norm for same-sex relationship recognition in the European polity and demonstrate the ways in which this norm has shaped, influenced and ultimately catalysed these national SSU policy adoptions. In particular, interview and document evidence with policy elites and activists at the European and national levels illustrates

in The same-sex unions revolution in western democracies
Democracy’s colonization of alterity
Mielle Chandler

that which is external as property, or by recognizing that which is external as a similarly engulfing or sovereign entity. In no way do I wish to deny that the proliferation of democratic decision-making processes may indeed be the best option available for interhuman1 life in the current world order. But the necessity of, and cries for, democracy today need not, and indeed should not, impede its critical investigation. Particularly at issue here is democracy’s fundamental tenet of mutual recognition. While foundational for freedom and self-determination, mutual

in Democracy in crisis