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Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

the material relationship between states and societies, or even of the natural struggle against poverty (Ouendji 2009; Latouche 2007; Ward 1973).3 Although a similar argument should be made of discursive and violent practices so far observed, creative survival figures prominently as an example of how patterns of resistance are recontextualised alongside changes in political and economic circumstances. Peacebuilding in this sense represents a contemporary snapshot of a historical process in which political, economic and cultural relations connect the local to the

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
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Germany in American post-war International Relations
Felix Rösch

led to this ‘silencing’. How was it possible that their German intellectual socialisation that continued to inform their political thought became overlooked and indeed no longer even realised? It is argued that German émigrés and American International Relations (IR) constitute a case of successful integration. Before this argument is further expounded, it has to be acknowledged that émigré scholars partly caused this silencing themselves. After their forced emigration, they were at pains to adjust their research and teaching to the different intellectual and

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Michelle Bentley

dynasty with the safe-guarding of the nation. Assad’s aggressive response captured the world’s attention. Syria’s political positioning in the international community made the threat of violent unrest here especially disturbing. While all the nations involved in the uprising were of course important in respect of the political situation

in Syria and the chemical weapons taboo
Decisionmaking, intelligence, and the case for war in Iraq
Mark Phythian

This chapter charts the basis and evolution of a decision that is set to define the ten-year premiership of Tony Blair; the decision to go to war in Iraq. It begins by focusing on the institutional context within which the decision was taken, paying particular attention to the ongoing presidentialization of British politics and consequent downgrading of Cabinet as a decisionmaking body

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
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Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

4 Failing states States are the only contemporary political organizations that enjoy a unique legal status under international law—sovereignty—and are deemed to possess an exclusive monopoly on the legitimate use of force within their borders. While the modern nation-state† has existed for more than 350 years, states today are much more varied in their capacity, capability, and composition than ever before. They are also more numerous than they were half a century ago, and the range of their population sizes, physical endowments, wealth, productivity, delivery

in African security in the twenty-first century
Edwin Borchard between New Haven and Berlin
Jens Steffek and Tobias Heinze

great scepticism towards all narratives of linear progress and civilisation. Together with the refugees, German ideas travelled across the Atlantic that were congenial to realist attitudes, prominently Max Weber’s sociology of domination and Carl Schmitt’s agonistic conception of politics. These biographical and intellectual pathways were important, but we contend that they represent just one side of realism’s German connection. In this chapter we reveal a somewhat darker legacy. We show how reactionary Americans and German revisionists, in particular law scholars

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

, including Save the Children, Oxfam and Christian Aid. 4 The campaign broadly aimed to tackle extreme international hunger by rallying the British public to use their national citizenship to pressure their MPs, prime minister and chancellor to take political action on aid, tax avoidance, biofuels and government transparency. Due to a limited financial budget, the Enough Food IF campaign organisers predominantly communicated their

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
The changing view of Germany in Anglo-American geopolitics
Lucian Ashworth

On 30 April 1945, American troops entered Munich. Amongst other things, Munich was known to British and American political geographers and strategic studies experts as the home of the Institut für Geopolitik . The Institut was the publisher of the Zeitschrift für Geopolitik that was edited by a professor at the University named Karl Haushofer. For the last four years of the war, Haushofer had come to be seen as the éminence grise of the Nazi regime. He even made it into popular culture. The Oscar-nominated American film Plan for Destruction (1943

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
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Ahmad H. Sa’di

within Palestinian society 06_Ahmad_Ch-5.indd 93 8/20/2013 2:14:23 PM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/20/2013, SPi 94 thorough surveillance at the community level. Thus, a systematic collection of data on Palestinian villages began as early as the 1930s, and by the end of the same decade, an archive was completed. It included ‘[p]recise details ... about the topographic location of each village, its access roads, quality of land, water springs, main sources of income, its socio-political composition, religious affiliations, names of its mukhtars (local leaders

in Thorough surveillance
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Aspects of continuity and change after New Labour
Danielle Beswick, Jonathan Fisher and Stephen R. Hurt

refused to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the East African Community, with officials citing Brexit as one of the key reasons (Hurt, 2016 ). At the same time, and as Part II of this volume demonstrates, a range of UK actors – both inside and outside government – continue to portray and frame Africa in terms of development. Both Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 show how the two leading political Parties in the UK – the Conservative and Labour Parties – continue to privilege Africa in the way they frame their thinking

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century