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Germany in American post-war International Relations
Felix Rösch

Depression and the entry of the US into the two World Wars had challenged their self-understanding. 78 As summed up by Holborn: ‘America was in a state of crisis. Would the German immigration have happened ten years earlier, its intellectual outcome would probably have been marginal … as intellectual questions would not have been of much concern in a prosperous country.’ 79 As a consequence, calibrating between external and existing knowledge, American scholars and émigrés were encouraged to rethink their commonly accepted knowledge, leading to creative meaning

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Meanings, Limits, Manifestations
Patrick Hayden and Kate Schick

approaches rework recognition in imaginative new dimensions, in part through a creative retrieval of recognition theory's Hegelian roots. Part Two attends to the blind spots of recognition frameworks, asking what happens when non-recognition prevails. By probing the limits of recognition, where personhood is denied, shared worlds obliterated and nature discounted, these chapters continue the project of

in Recognition and Global Politics
Anca Mihaela Pusca

and Eastern Europe was hoping for a more creative approach to what was to come after the fall of communism, the Bulgarian philosopher Ivailo Ditchev argues that the lack of such a creative approach has had a devastating effect on the spirit of these societies: Looking West for the natural, post-communist countries see nothing. There exists a vast number of means to solve problems of situations but no representation of ends, no idea of the meaning of the whole [. . . ] Post-communist countries today are haunted by the idea that there was nothing symbolic in the

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
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Julia Gallagher

to New Labour expressed this unease with the limited vision of the state they were inheriting, and made efforts to establish a new way to define a politics of the left, and a basis for state action in the new climate. The period in the run up to the 1997 election was a particularly creative one for think tanks on the left of British politics, and Demos, the Fabian Society and the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) produced a menu of ideas about how a new politics of the left would look and work. The Demos book, Tomorrow’s Politics, described the way in

in Britain and Africa under Blair
The case of the Timisoara revolutionaries
Anca Mihaela Pusca

guiding force meant to ensure the success of the Romanian Revolution—defined as the removal of the Ceausescu clan from power—and use people’s creative energies in order to put forward an original political platform on which a new regime could be organized. The RDF did not have the political know-how nor the political instinct to become more than an ad hoc organization and turn into an actual political party, but it did play an important role in shaping the first political ideals of post-communist Romania and giving people a sense of mass participation. Lorin Fortuna

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
A post-colonial reassessment of cultural sensitivity in conflict governance
Kristoffer Lidén and Elida K. U. Jacobsen

creative arts. One of the main contributions of the post-colonial literature regarding locality and culture has been to show the various ways in which colonial forms of domination on domestic populations led to new forms of cultural and political practices, both in the colony and the home country. Post-colonial scholars have unpacked the various ways in which the encounter between the colonisers and the colonised created hybrid ways of governing, and changed administrative and cultural practices, as well as transforming self-understanding and agency of the subjects of

in Cultures of governance and peace
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Ingvild Bode

different levels of aggregation, that is as the output of collective or individual actors. As practices are patterned actions, their competence is typically negotiated in relational conceptions of agency: ‘practices are social possessions and their skilful performance has to be recognized by a community of reference’ (Pouliot 2016 : 56; see also Bueger 2015 : 5). At the same time, pragmatic versions of practice theories are also interested in creative adaptiveness of (Adler-Nissen 2014 ; Zarakol 2011 ) as well as the ‘critical capacity of ordinary actors’ (Gadinger

in United Nations peace operations and International Relations theory
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Carla Konta

, as in a free and creative process, owners, shareholders, small and medium enterprises, business people, and farm owners. 34 The capitalist theme was of strong impact on the Yugoslav working class, corroborated by a widespread economic dissatisfaction. Spiralling prices, housing scarcity, and excessive taxes seemed the main reasons for discontent, reported a USIA survey. Besides economic grievances, Yugoslavs accused the regime of restricting personal freedom and privileging Party members. 35 The correlation between material wealth and freedom was soon recognized

in US public diplomacy in socialist Yugoslavia, 1950–70
From campaign imagery to contemporary art
Julia Gallagher and V. Y. Mudimbe

and asked to document the rapid infrastructural development. With scaffolding and roadworks a fixed aspect of the cityscape for those navigating their way through Addis Ababa, these photographs provided a commentary on how these changes are affecting everyday life. Habtab combines his investigative skills as a photojournalist for Fortune newspaper in Addis Ababa with a creative intuition to provide images that explore the process of society’s regeneration as a result of urbanisation, modernisation and socio-economic developments. Unlike his predecessors who found

in Images of Africa
Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

and have had a significant impact on the work of the organisation. FASTI and the local ASTIs have autonomous women-only women’s committees, which run French language and literacy classes, but also creative writing classes, which have helped refugee women to express some of their pain. The national women’s committee is publishing a collection of refugee Allwood 06 24/2/10 10:31 Page 161 Refugee women and NGOs women’s writing. Other current creative projects involve a collage of women’s images of asylum and a play which they have taken on tour. FASTI stresses

in Refugee women in Britain and France