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Imogen Richards

). As Jeff Ferrell noted ( 2019 ), resistance by its very nature has the potential to become subsumed within existing orders, while its exponents can sometimes lack progressive or reformist ideations. As cultural criminologists have observed ( Hayward and Schuilenburg 2014 ), resistance-to-power has also sometimes been symptomatic rather than fundamental, distracting from the broader, structural issues at play. From an epistemological perspective, wherein ‘terrorism’ constitutes a form of resistance, albeit one often characterised by the abuse of power, I

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
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Humanity and relief in war and peace
Rebecca Gill

still other implications to this spontaneity. Much of the legitimacy and authority of the field of relief work derives precisely from an image of its being a spontaneous gesture of sympathy and solidarity with the vulnerable and victimised, of its existing as the converse of militarism and political exigency, and of its confronting abuses of power. 46 There is profitable

in Calculating compassion
Imogen Richards

neoliberalism’, Bourdieu used a dialectical frame to explain that security and economics can become inextricable within a field of neoliberal relations pertinent to the emergence of political violence and the actions of powerful nation states. In his explanation, ‘the reason, which cannot be separated from the abuses of power which are armed or justified by reason (economic, scientific or any other)’, imposed by the US through international institutions and foreign policy on and against ‘Arab’, ‘South American’, or ‘African peoples’, creates conditions that can, in turn

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
Imogen Richards

as a product of US military and economic ‘reason’: Economic coercion is often dressed up in juridical reasons. Imperialism drapes itself in the legitimacy of international bodies. And, through the very hypocrisy of the rationalizations intended to mask its double standards, it tends to provoke or justify, among the Arab, South American or African peoples, a very profound revolt against the reason which cannot be separated from the abuses of power which are armed or justified by reason (economic, scientific or any other). ( Bourdieu 1998b , 20) Seen

in Neoliberalism and neo-jihadism
Kamarulnizam Abdullah and Ridzuan Abdul Aziz

revising its 2003 Anti-Terrorism Law due to the public's fear of possible abuse of power. 5 Malaysia's management of counterterrorism since independence has been determined by two key factors – the role played by the police's usually hidden Special Branch (SB) unit, and the existence of preventive laws. The function and contribution of Malaysia's SB is crucial in facing current terrorist movements such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS; later known only as the Islamic State (IS)), al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). In fact, Malaysia is one of the few

in Non-Western responses to terrorism
Charlotte Wagnsson

provide any clear indication of exactly how the EU wishes to achieve this new world. On the one hand, the strategy states that ‘Spreading good governance, supporting social and political reform, dealing with corruption and abuse of power, establishing the rule of law and protecting human rights are the best means of strengthening the international order’. The text indicates, however, that such preventive

in Security in a greater Europe
Adrian Millar

conflict that are to some extent ignited by the abuse of power within the socio-political structural context. It is the desire and need to belong, or more simply to be, that leads to group differences in society and this can give rise to a situation of conflict and the desire for protection. Belonging, therefore, can be a source of conflict because by definition it indulges in denial and repression and because it sets up

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict
Marco Barducci

Pride’s Purge. The first knotty problem to be solved was that touching the duty to pay taxes to ‘an usurping or unjust party’ for warfare funding. By addressing those in the country who opposed the Parliament’s abuse of power, Ascham reminded that when ‘a man is fully possest by an unjust invading power’, and those to whom ( viz the Royalist party) ‘we acknowledge our lawfull

in Order and conflict
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Security politics and identity policy
Anthony Burke

the less meaning it has as a concept, becoming merely a byword for cruelty and the abuse of power. This is to introduce the worst kind of postmodernism into the heart of social life, enacting the dystopic vision of Jean Baudrillard who argued in 1981 that societies were becoming hostage to a process of ‘substituting signs of the real for the real itself; that is, an operation to deter every real

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Bronagh Hinds

designed to safeguard the terms of the GFA and prevent the representatives of either community riding roughshod over those of the other. Other parties regarded the DUP action as a misuse of the safeguard and an abuse of power by the largest party to defend its own narrow party interests when it did not have the votes to defeat it ‘properly or honourably’ (ibid., quoting Dawn

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict