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A view from below
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

2 Patterns and practices of everyday resistance: a view from below T What is everyday resistance? he informalities, ambiguities and contradictions that peacebuilding runs into reflect the political nature of the process. These become visible when examined from the everyday practices of the actors involved. In IR the everyday has become synonymous with the makings of actual subjects in their most quotidian roles (Autesserre 2014; Hobson and Seabrooke 2007; Mitchell 2011b; Neumann 2002). This is not so much a new field of study, as it represents a common call

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
Obama, Trump and the Asia Pacific political economy
Michael Mastanduno

international order informed by US values and interests. 3 The Trump administration is the first in the post-war era to question explicitly the desirability of America’s hegemonic aspiration and the durability of its hegemonic role. Its “America First” rhetoric and objectives signal a preference to depart from order maintenance in favour of the more transactional politics of the balance of power. Its National Security Strategy (NSS) of 2017 explicitly casts China and Russia as competitors, rather than as potential partners in the US hegemonic project. Strategic

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
Rodney Tiffen

eventually the asylum seekers were transferred to the tiny Pacific Island nation of Nauru. This was the first of several government actions to dramatize the problem of what they called illegal immigrants, and to successfully neutralize what had become a running political sore for it. Two weeks later the terrible events of September 11 made security concerns far more urgent than they had been at least since the end of

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
Stuart Horsman

environmental degradation and the outbreak of violent civil or interstate conflict’.2 This proposition reflects current research suggesting that globally fresh water is the renewable resource most likely to be a source of conflict in the near future.3 Historically water provided a cultural, economic and geographical focus for Central Asia. The khanates’ political culture, including deferential collectivism, was associated with water scarcity and the organisational requirements of the construction and maintenance of irrigation systems.4 Irrigation was ‘one of the principle

in Limiting institutions?
Policy rethinking in opposition
William Brown

that not only did David Cameron feel compelled to back Labour’s pledges on aid spending but his first Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, claimed that international development policy had moved beyond party politics (Glennie, 2012 ). Labour’s policy effort in government was not without its problems and tensions, and has been the subject of a substantial literature. 1 However, in opposition, and in a markedly different domestic and international climate, Labour had to rethink its approach. How Labour’s policy

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
The role(s) of the military in Southeast Asia
Alex J. Bellamy and Bryn Hughes

foreign policy elites ( Kerr et al ., 2003 ; Thomas and Tow, 2002a ; Tow et al ., 2000 ). The importation of human security concerns to Southeast Asia has thus been conducted in such a way as to reduce its impact on security politics by replacing its primary concern with individual insecurity 1 with the concerns and interests of elites. Similarly, the importation of ‘constructivism’ into

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Lesley Pruitt and Erica Rose Jeffrey

Keeping this in mind, it is significant here that the key participants in this research project are youth, since, although it has only just begun to be well recognised, ‘Young people are key stakeholders in peace and security efforts’. 2 The early part of the twenty-first century has seen an increased focus on youth in global political discourse, including that of key international aid and development programmes, such as those hosted by the UN and the World Bank, among others. 3

in Dancing through the dissonance
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Andrew Williams

-referential, in the process drawing on an ever smaller number of (usually American) gurus who have little regard for the longer-term currents of world history, even within their own culture. Yet the older traditions of international relations’ political and intellectual history are far too precious to be left to moulder away on the shelves of libraries. If this book has one good effect it will be to take the strain off borrowings of international relations theorists of the 1970s and 1980s and to put it back on to, especially, those writing between the 1920s and the 1940s. But

in Failed imagination?
Twentieth-century Germany in the debates of Anglo-American international lawyers and transitional justice experts
Annette Weinke

twentieth century. Though being deeply complicit in the racist ideologies and practices of European imperialism, its followers also promoted a ‘progressive’ or ‘scientific’ understanding of law as opposed to politics, and the idea of a ‘global humanity’ with common moral standards, shared by a transnational community of experts and enlightened citizens. Due to the various ‘cultural turns’ in law and political sciences, critical assessment of international law’s ideological roots and baggage has become the state of the art in legal historiography. Thanks to the studies

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks
Andrew Whiting

theoretical context within which I situated my analysis, I understand what has been discovered here as an effect of power relations as well as recognising that the knowledge is produced by a source that demonstrates a novel epistemic authority on account of its own technical know-how and the special information it is privy to. Rather than simply being viewed as benign or neutral elements of a discourse, the various features I have unearthed should be understood as intentional actions, operationalised within determinate political contexts ( Heller, 1996 , p. 87). In

in Constructing cybersecurity