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The management of migration between care and control
Pierluigi Musarò

strategies and discursive practices enacted by a wide range of state and non-state actors present the Mediterranean Sea as the setting of a perpetual emergency. European and national political agencies, military authorities, humanitarian organisations, and activists, have been representing migrants crossing borders as a significant problem to be managed in terms of a wider social, cultural and political

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Language and politics
Richard Jackson

terrorism’ and the way in which language has been deployed to justify and normalise a global campaign of counter-terrorism. The enactment of any large-scale project of political violence – such as war or counter-terrorism – requires a significant degree of political and social consensus and consensus is not possible without language. For a government to commit enormous amounts of public resources and risk

in Writing the war on terrorism
The case of the Timisoara revolutionaries
Anca Mihaela Pusca

to go out in the streets, he would not attempt to topple the Ceausescu regime and would in fact choose to wait for a more reformist communist government.1 Another two leaders of the Timisoara Revolution, Claudiu Iordache and Lorin Fortuna have expressed similar feelings of disappointment and regret.2 The period immediately following the revolution, including the new political regime, the transition process and the series of democratic reforms, caught many of the revolutionaries by surprise. And yet, was that not what they were out in the streets for? Surprisingly

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
Adrian Millar

little primary research deals with the self-interpretation of republicans. 2 Secondary materials have been either journalistic, autobiographical or works dealing with particular events within the Catholic community. 3 The literature that offers the best insight into the construction of republican identity comprises surveys on attitudes of Protestants and Catholics, 4 books on high politics, 5 history literature, 6

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict
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Paul Arthur

visionary. It is a leadership that can attract support from across the spectrum – hence the incredible diversity of opinion and experience presented within these covers (all of whom volunteered their services in the names of John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill) – combined with an incredible tenacity to stand by one’s ideals no matter how dark the hour. The great conservative political philosopher, Edmund Burke, encapsulated the dilemma when he wrote that ‘[W]hen bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
The Weimar Republic in the eyes of American political science
Paul Petzschmann

The late historian Detlev Peukert once made the case that the history of Weimar Germany ‘does not consist of just a beginning and an end’, 1 yet I think it is fair to say that political scientists have not heeded his advice. Widely thought of only as a ‘prelude to Hitler’ and as a brief aberration in Germany’s authoritarian Sonderweg , the Weimar Republic played an important role in the development of political science and International Relations (IR) in the US. In the 1930s and 1940s, the critique of the Weimar Constitution served as a backdrop for a number

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
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Changing images of Germany
Jens Steffek and Leonie Holthaus

most brutal dictatorships in human history that committed a genocide of unprecedented dimensions. Until 1945, German foreign policy was associated chiefly with militarism, territorial expansion and a pronouncedly anti-liberal political culture. Today, the country is widely perceived as a ‘civilian power’ – an economic giant but military dwarf that is firmly committed to multilateralism, European integration and the peaceful settlement of disputes. 3 Situated at the intersection of International Relations (IR) and history, this book has two objectives. One is to

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Security and insecurity in Indonesian Aceh and Papua
Edward Aspinall and Richard Chauvel

lives; hundreds of thousands have been displaced or experienced other losses. This chapter aims, first, to provide an assessment of the Indonesian state’s approach to security in these territories. It argues that its security policy is not especially sophisticated, but is instead, as in so many other settings, based on simplistic but frequently unquestioned notions about political

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Tami Amanda Jacoby

laboratory for investigation of the dynamic between gender and security. Because of the protracted conditions of warfare in many Middle Eastern states, gender roles are structured to a great extent by the exigencies of the national security agenda throughout that region, and hence the predominance there of the military in political decision making. States in the Middle East are characterized by unsettled

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister

of this chapter: explicit expressions of opposition to anti-terrorism measures; denials of ‘victim’ or ‘outsider’ subject positions within the narrativisation of anti-terrorism measures and their consequences; and refusals to withdraw or abstain from established forms of political activity. By exploring conversations around issues of rights, participation, identity and duties, the analysis in this

in Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security