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which technological apparatuses such as drones are and have been put, we can say, along with Puar, that ‘the potential for gender differentiation in the first instance is already the potential – indeed the capacitation – of whiteness; the capacity to lean into gender ‘undecidability’, the province of that same whiteness.’ 41 Drone assemblages, in a mode that both resembles the politics of gender and also makes use of gender, take part in the production of a capacity to ‘fix’ certain bodies and identities so various war machines might be able to ‘tell the

in Drone imaginaries
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Death by a thousand cuts?
Ashley Lavelle

upswing (in reality achieved only when the war machine was set in motion in the US and the world at large; see Kolko, 1976: 155). All in all, there was a comparatively small presence by the state in the economy of the 1930s. Debunking other myths, Callaghan makes the point that an overstatement of social democratic strength during the post-war boom serves to render a false novelty to the apparent impotence of social democracy in negotiating politics and economics in the age of so-called ‘globalisation’. What is commonly referred to as the golden era of social democracy

in European social democracy during the global economic crisis
Dean Blackburn

New Order , p. 14. 15 Macmillan, The Middle Way , pp. 372–374. David Clarke, The Conservative Faith in a Modern Age (London: Conservative Political Centre, 1947), p. 14. 16 Jose Harris, ‘Political Ideas and the Debate on State Welfare’ in H. L. Smith (ed.), War and Social Change: British Society in the Second World War (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986), pp. 233–263. 17 Barker, Political Ideas in Modern Britain , pp. 145–146. 18 Perkin, Professional Society , pp. 407–418. 19 David Edgerton, Britain’s War Machine: Weapons

in Penguin Books and political change
Further reflections on forms of border
Sarah Green

and Bruce Robbins (eds), Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation, 216–29. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press. Banerjee, Paula (2010). Borders, Histories, Existences: Gender and Beyond. Los Angeles, CA, and London: SAGE Publications. Cole, John W., and Eric R. Wolf (1973). The Hidden Frontier: Ecology and Ethnicity in an Alpine Valley. New York: Academic Press. Cosgrove, Denis, E. (ed.) (1999). Mappings. London: Reaktion. Deleuze, Gilles, and Felix Guattari (1986). Nomadology: The War Machine. New York: Semiotext(e). Deleuze, Gilles

in The political materialities of borders
Daniel Finn

on pan-nationalist unity. Adams had concluded that the IRA campaign was going nowhere and that it was time to begin winding down the Provisional war machine in favour of an exclusively political strategy. The story of the Northern Irish peace process, and the reassessment of Provo ideology that made it possible, has often been told. Less attention has been paid to the class dimension of this mutation. When Sinn Féin began its electoral rise in the 1980s, party spokesmen had often presented it as the mouthpiece of an excluded Catholic working class whose voices had

in Waiting for the revolution
Dissident republican strategies and campaigns
Sophie A. Whiting

of wider republican re-alignment, establishes itself as an entity in its own right.’26 Therefore, RNU’s opposition to the path taken by Sinn Féin was based upon the perceived failure of Adams’s party to challenge the ‘British war machine’, symbolised by the ­building of a large new MI5 headquarters in Belfast.27 RNU are not a political party and state they do not have any immediate plans to stand in elections. They do however adopt a pragmatic approach towards electoral politics by acknowledging that it could be a possible avenue to be explored in the future.28

in Spoiling the peace?
François Burgat

absolute. We were out on our own.” Keeping everything in proportion, I was myself to be left “out on my own” for many long years, in the same way as those who had set about asserting the legitimacy of their “Muslim speech.” Up Against the War Machine of Disinformation In any event, in Algeria as elsewhere, the ability of Islamist political players to communicate with Western audiences was always especially weak. For good reason. It is difficult, if not counter-productive, to seek out the support of the very audience

in Understanding Political Islam
Michael Loadenthal

, is in itself a reference to Agamben’s (1993) work, The Coming Community. The overlapping nature between European poststructuralism/continental philosophy and the works of Tiqqun and TIC is sometimes difficult to trace. Despite the insurrectionary tendency away from strict attribution and historicizing ideas, there are undeniable links with the works of Agamben (the “whatever singularity”), Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (the “war machine”), Martin Heidegger (a critique of metaphysics), Alain Badiou (the “event”), Georges Bataille (nihilism), Carl Schmitt

in The politics of attack
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Saul Newman

reaffirming an absolute break and difference.’ 30 This latter strategy might be seen as the one adopted by Foucault, and more so by Deleuze and Guattari in the radical attempt to go beyond the category of Man by abandoning the category of the subject altogether. This desire to violently ‘change terrain’ is even expressed in the attempt to formulate an entirely new language: that of ‘desiring-machines’, ‘war-machines’ and ‘assemblages’. Indeed, as Derrida says, this latter strategy of deconstruction is the dominant one in France at the time (Marges de la philosophie was

in Unstable universalities
Saul Newman

the war machine but, through this specific issue, were also calling into question the whole convergence between global capitalism and war – the way that global capitalism increasingly articulates itself through a situation of permanent warfare in which the whole of humanity is caught up. In other words, in the logic of the demand and the language of rights there is always the potential for dislocation and subversion which goes beyond their specific setting. There is always the potential for a certain demand to open onto a radical universality. However, where

in Unstable universalities