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’s perception of security reflected the views of whoever was head of mission at the time. The heads of mission in Yemen and Pakistan were very experienced but had different backgrounds and views. For the teams in Afghanistan – specialists in risk reduction for drug users, with no experience in a war context – the context was so complex that luck was the only thing that mattered when it came to security management. The MdM logo was the only reminder that the teams in the three missions worked for the same organisation. My first task in standardising practices and strengthening

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Ethnicity and popular music in British cultural studies

cultural practitioners has tended to foreground questions of race and ethnicity, it has been almost axiomatic in cultural studies simply to overlook the particular immigrant background of the second-generation Irish, who Norquay_08_Ch7 117 22/3/02, 10:01 am 118 Cultural negotiations have instead been subsumed in an all-encompassing, and largely undefined, ‘white ethnicity’. Moreover, in a great deal of work on questions of race, ethnicity and popular music, second-generation Irish musicians have been recruited for a putative Anglo-Saxon ‘centre’ against which the

in Across the margins
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Negotiating with multiculture

areas, we are able to see how class, race and place all shape parents’ responses to ethnic difference. In particular, the chapter will argue that there are broad, area- or school-specific discourses circulating around the question of multiculture which also serve to point up the complex intersections, and layering, of race and class. Generally all the interviewees thought that educating children in a ‘diverse’ context with a mix of children from different ethnic backgrounds was a positive element of the primary schools their children attended, and of the high schools

in All in the mix
Democratisation, nationalism and security in former Yugoslavia

particular approaches or models in promoting democracy in post-conflict situations is increasingly recognised. 55 How likely is it that these ‘mainstreaming concepts’ will succeed in building democracy and pushing into the background ethnic identity in the cases of Bosnia and Kosovo? Democracy, nationalism and security in Bosnia and Kosovo Bosnia In the case of Bosnia, the

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security

2504Chap3 7/4/03 3:53 pm Page 48 3 Ethnic conflict and Eurasian security Stuart Kaufman What role does ethnic conflict play in Eurasian security affairs? Just breaking this question down into its component parts uncovers a vast array of apparent influences. Ethnic conflict is, first of all, clearly a cause of internal conflict and insecurity, as demonstrated by the problems in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Cyprus, Georgia, Chechnya and Mountainous Karabagh. Furthermore, it is a key cause of international security problems, as the above list of ethnic civil

in Limiting institutions?
Scenarios in south east Europe

corrupt, archaic semipatrimonialism; it was a scheme to seize the land of a class of landowners who were regarded as ‘alien’ because of their ethnic background. The predominance of an ‘ethnic logic’ instead of a ‘social logic’ behind the elimination of ciftlik is confirmed mainly by the fact that most ciftlik in Macedonia and Kosovo were expropriated merely and tacitly because their owners were not of Slav origin, although their ciftlik were below average size; therefore, this was quite unlike the redistribution of large estates (Roux 1992: 194). As Ancel also notes

in Potentials of disorder

programme to remove racism from the game, local authorities, educational bodies and the Civil Service itself. Ironically it is in the field of politics where there has been a noticeable lack of progress. There are still very few MPs from ethnic minority backgrounds (though the number is creeping up). The battle to have separate ‘black sections’ within the Labour party failed. This would have ensured guaranteed representation on party bodies for ethnic minority members. It would also have increased the number of parliamentary candidates and therefore MPs. The House of

in Understanding British and European political issues
The effects of gender, households and ethnicity

relates to family background, a gender segregated labour market and the role of ethnicity. The economic crisis has exacerbated these disadvantages. The interdependency of 250 Making work more equal these dimensions subject young people to differing degrees of vulnerability to unemployment and precariousness in the labour market, depending on where they live and with whom. Surprisingly, little attention has been given to bringing together some of these distinct strands of research on new patterns of vulnerability and labour market segmentation that include an

in Making work more equal

emerges as a cross-ethnic value which is the background for a decent life in apartment blocks, especially after the wartime devastation and suspension of the rules of law and social order. Everyday life in the building highlighted an ongoing cultural redefinition of a modern model Negotiating ‘neighbourliness’ in Sarajevo apartment blocks 51 of behaviour in urban space, one embodied neither by the socialist infrastructure, nor properly represented by the formalisation of individual economic and legal responsibility for common spaces imposed by private property. In a

in Migrating borders and moving times
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, producing specific ways of talking about race, class, place and schooling. School choice opens up a moment to explore the ways in which people imagine themselves, their children and others in social, relational, space. This is crucial because, as will be discussed in Chapter 1, choice also increases class and ethnic segregation and inequalities. Choices parents make for their children’s education and the ways in which they talk about it come out of understandings of their (and their children’s) relationships to others – in the past, present and future. These are also

in All in the mix