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Brad Evans

of selfhood and right to participate in this world. Moreover, violence is absolutely integral to the markings of subjectivity, setting apart claims about identity, along with notions of civility and barbarism. Violence is always mediated through expressed dichotomies between acceptable and unacceptable behaviours, between the right to punish and the intolerable transgression, between the force of normative law and the terror of the minority. In fact, there is an entire political ecology at work in the very diagnosis of something as political violence in itself

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Brendan T. Lawson

, S. ( 2016 ), The Seductions of Quantification: Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking ’ ( Chicago : The University of Chicago Press ). Olsson , C. ( 2015 ), ‘ Interventionism as Practice: On “Ordinary Transgressions” and Their Routinization ’, Journal of Intervention and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Arjun Claire

to resist or change social or political wrong through either ‘contained or transgressive tactics, excluding political violence’ (Global Activism, Ruth Reitan, 2007). 2 Re-assertion of state sovereignty was also linked to the fact that pre-1989 MSF often worked on the margins of conflicts/refugees, as opposed to directly inside, thus bringing our public critiques and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Megan Daigle, Sarah Martin, and Henri Myrttinen

stranger as an unknown but nonetheless identifiable (read: racialised) figure who posits danger and transgression in his very being (see also Fanon, 1975 ). This figuration can be readily transposed to the colonial and patriarchal bases of the aid sector, structured by hierarchical and highly sexualised notions of both race and gender. Under this logic, colonised and non-white men have long been positioned as libidinous and violent, threats to the safety and honour of white women, while

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Adrian Millar

inner conflict, rivalry, aggressive intention and lack. Desire desires whatever the Other desires. In some cases, desires are ‘based on nothing more than the fact that the thing in question has been forbidden you’. 40 Desire seeks transgression. Thus, whatever it is unconscious desire represses is the very thing upon which unconscious desire is dependent. As a result, as Fink remarks, 41 people

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict
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Adrian Millar

aspects of their self-interpretation. They also need to take responsibility for the pain they inflict on others, the fictive aspects of their characters, their deceits and the pleasure they find in pain. For Lacan, ethics is a matter of pathological wrongs – the case where evil or transgressions are enjoyed at the expense of one’s neighbours. The challenge of psychoanalysis is to encourage Catholics and

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict
Twentieth-century Germany in the debates of Anglo-American international lawyers and transitional justice experts
Annette Weinke

formed the long list of incidents which not only incensed the populations in the enemy countries, but also caused moral indignation and strong anti-German sentiments among the neutrals. 23 The fact that these transgressions were perceived as outgrowths of a ‘barbarian’ mind became one of the catalysts for the implementation of a new mode of forensic historiography that intended to fuse juridical and historiographical methods for the purposes of fact-finding and documentation. The governmental and non-governmental commissions for the documentation of German

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
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Michelle Bentley

destruction, or WMD) and are indiscriminate in terms of effect. These are weapons that so exceed the limits of acceptability that avoidance and proscription are requisite. Within this framework of understanding, policy reflects a normative expectation that chemical weapons use represents a grievous transgression, now evident in a number of prohibitory agreements including the 1899 Hague Convention (from which

in Syria and the chemical weapons taboo
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Adrian Millar

view and is a universal phenomenon. For Lacan, domination is a defence of the paranoid ego. It is the insecurity and fragmentation that arise from identity construction that give rise to fear, anxiety and aggression. While aggression is present in all relations, violent conflict happens when people choose to act upon their aggression. Todd claims that in the pursuit of dominance, loyalists transgress

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict
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Michelle Bentley

confusion by attempting to redefine the terms of the threat. Soon after the redline was announced, Obama would pull back from even the weak ultimatum of his initial statement to blur the expectations of violation further. Specifically, he became vague as to what form(s) of chemical activity constituted a transgression of that line. Republican Congressional Representative for Illinois

in Syria and the chemical weapons taboo