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Jessica O’Reilly

south. As of early 2021, only Larsen D remains intact, as the more northerly ice sheets have disintegrated. Larsen A broke up in 1995. Larsen B collapsed in 2002, in a spectacularly rapid event over the course of six weeks. The glacier behind Larsen B accelerated into the Weddell Sea. This moment became significant among scientists and in popular culture. Larsen B is featured in the opening scene of the 2004 climate disaster movie The Day After Tomorrow , two songs, and numerous climate science PowerPoint presentations (O’Reilly, 2017 ). The expert and popular

in Ice humanities
Kelly-Kate Pease

, their reports to the Human Right Council and to the General Assembly, as well as informal briefings, the special procedures experts can offer invaluable information for identifying both preventive and corrective measures to address situations of concern and enhance practical implementation strategies on the ground. Through their recommendations, the treaty bodies provide states with guidance for national implementation of their obligations. Their work, including general comments on various provisions of the treaties, is also used by courts and other judicial bodies

in Human rights and humanitarian diplomacy
Anna Killick

distant from generalised statements and national indicators. I don’t think [the experts] actually probably see things from the grassroots. They commentate on the City’s view and the City’s view is, nine times out of ten, not what somebody who is at the coalface, how they see it. They don’t see it like the price of milk going up or the price of bread or anything like that, they just see it as ‘oh yeah, the average wage in this country is £25,000’. Yes maybe, but in reality in [our city] it’s not. And I think they generalise too much. When Hill district

in Rigged
François Burgat

Several times, then, I really did feel the hostile breathing down my neck of the goons behind-the-scenes of one or other of the regimes in question. This was especially the case when I agreed to testify as an expert witness before foreign courts, in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand, where I was called upon to defend Islamist refugees seeking asylum. There were other troubles of the same kind. These autocrats were sensitive to international public opinion. The stakes of these international legal cases were high enough that they

in Understanding Political Islam
Lior Lehrs

the history of the Cold War. They began under a shadow of growing tension and hostility, and concluded with a transformation of superpower relations. During this critical period, Suzanne Massie – an American writer and expert on Russian culture and history – developed contacts with officials in Washington and Moscow, and worked to promote dialogue and improve relations between the countries. This chapter examines the activity and influence of Massie as a PPE during the years 1983–1988. It explores her relations with both sides, which included

in Unofficial peace diplomacy
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Elisabeth Carter

systems can be mapped to some extent, it is not possible to locate the right-wing extremist parties within this space. Expert judgements A final way in which the political space of a system may be mapped – and the one employed in this chapter – is by using expert judgements. This approach, pioneered by Castles and Mair (1984), asks country experts (drawn from the political science community) to locate the political parties of their respective systems on one or more scales.5 The original questionnaires designed by Castles and Mair simply asked experts to locate the

in The extreme right in Western Europe

British 21st-century public for a war with significant domestic ramifications would be extremely demanding, not least in the justification of the measures being taken, the use and publication of expert advice and opinion, and government engagement with dissenting views. This chapter aims to investigate what moral factors statesmen and those involved in the nuclear deterrence mission consider. In particular, recourse to the ‘supreme emergency argument’ will be tested in the context of contemporary ethical arguments

in Supreme emergency
Anna Killick

different political beliefs and go on to vote for different political parties or economic policies. I consider the role of education, which some will argue is more significant than income. I turn to a theme that is an undercurrent throughout this book: trust in expertise. Trust in economic expertise seems to be a circular phenomenon. How people understand the term ‘the economy’ may affect how predisposed they are to trust economic experts, and at the same time perceptions of economic expertise may shape understandings of the term ‘the economy’. I draw on survey evidence

in Rigged
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‘other people’
Anna Killick

directly involved with trade through their jobs, have less self-interest in following this aspect than they do inflation or interest rates. Their greater tendency to accept the Remain arguments about trade may be a question of trust in experts rather than their own reasoning. Also across both districts, there is a subsidiary pattern of those who voted Leave having faith in trade deals with the Commonwealth. However, even this talk of the Commonwealth is sketchy and not well developed. Second, I conclude on migration. I argued there is much controversy over this in the

in Rigged
Elana Wilson Rowe

is recognised as performing diplomacy authoritatively. A second caveat relates directly to this idea of authority. Earlier research in global governance tended to posit that different ‘kinds’ of actors possessed different forms of authority. For example, NGOs or indigenous peoples’ organisations would exercise ‘moral authority’ based on their status as representing affected parties and the original peoples of 104 Non-state actors and the quest for authority     105 the Arctic, whereas scientists would exercise ‘expert authority’, and international organisations a

in Arctic governance