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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
Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz and Julian Cooper

. Analysts interpret this shift in different ways, with some seeing a move back towards Russia’s traditional ways, and others seeing a regrettable, or necessary, hiatus on the road to a fully-fledged democracy.1 However, whilst there may be discussion about the meaning and extent of President Putin’s change in approach, that there has been such a change is no longer disputed. In this book we argue that our understanding of a shift in the content of Russian politics can be served by refining our analytical approach towards Russia. Using a concept developed in the field of

in Securitising Russia
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Claire Sutherland

date of state unification goes largely undisputed. The division of a nation is a far more difficult case to argue, however, let alone measure. Elsewhere I have studied political parties (Sutherland 2001 , 2006a ) and intellectuals (Sutherland 2006c ) as agents of nationalist ideology. In this case, the focus on state fusion and nation-building calls for analysis of macro-level actors, namely the governments who negotiate these changes. Recent

in Soldered states
Richard Jackson

administration’s ‘public diplomacy’ initiative in the Middle East. What many observers fail to appreciate is that the construction of a military and political project on this scale – one that simultaneously extends externally over the entire globe and at the same time penetrates inwardly into almost every aspect of domestic life – could not be initiated or sustained without widespread public consent or at least

in Writing the war on terrorism
Laura Suski

The notion of political consumption suggests that our everyday practices of consumption are ethical practices. It may be argued that these ethical practices become more important when children are involved as it is often argued that our ethical obligations to children require protection and care. As political consumers, we might seek actions such as protecting ‘our

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Adrian Millar

would suggest that the opportunities it has heralded for peace and reconciliation have not been welcomed by all, have been ignored by many more and have been experienced by few. Historically rooted patterns of relationships have remained relatively intact. It is perhaps a fallacy to have ever believed that they could have been changed by the stuff of high politics alone but who among us, in desperation

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict
The Marshall Plan films about Greece
Katerina Loukopoulou

described the MP ‘not merely as a gesture of humanitarianism’; ‘hunger’ was ‘a threat to the peace and security of the world’. The very use of the term ‘humanitarianism’ and its connection with geopolitics was thus very much in the air during this period of intense public debate about the parameters of the MP’s implementation. The main area of disagreement within US political circles had to do with the MP

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Graham Harrison

-narrative of British politics shifted to crisis and austerity. In 2010, New Labour was replaced by a Coalition Government of Conservative and Liberal Democrats, in which the former were dominant. This election outcome removed a key institutional relationship that development campaigners had come to rely on: a ruling party that shared many of the development norms of the campaign organisations themselves. Nevertheless, in 2013 a major national development campaign coalition was once again devised: the Enough Food If campaign (EFIF). This chapter

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
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Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz and Julian Cooper

Bacon 02 3/2/06 10:06 AM Page 22 2 The security forces In this chapter we introduce the role in Russian political life of the siloviki (that is, personnel from the ‘force structures’ or ‘power ministries’, chiefly the security services, the armed forces, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD)).1 We critically analyse the degree to which the Putin administration has acted to boost the role of the force structures in Russia in the public space, by which primarily we mean political life and civil society, concluding that the picture is not so

in Securitising Russia
Andrew Williams

and peoples in the common pursuit of wealth and prosperity. In the nineteenth century this was the main impulse behind both the political and economic liberalism that came together in the astonishing spread of capitalism across Europe and beyond.2 Arguably, such a combined liberalism became, and remains, the motor behind a post-Enlightenment cosmopolitanism, one that has brought the world into a modern age in a whirlwind of social engineering and that has swept away traditional structures and, some would argue, virtues. The NWO project has at its core a liberal

in Failed imagination?