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French denaturalisation law on the brink of World War II
Marie Beauchamps

example, in Syria. As denaturalisation is exposed as a political tool that would allegedly appease a feeling of insecurity, nationality law becomes a salient political area where [citizenship] and security work together to separate those with the right to security from those who are excluded from it – the former by granting and

in Security/ Mobility
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Daniel Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams

Indeed, Jonas Hagmann and Miriam Dunn Cavelty ( 2012 : 87) argue that the purportedly ‘scientific’ assessment and presentation of issues in the NSS and accompanying National Risk Register (NRR) reflect a ‘distinct security rationality that “depoliticises” security politics’ (see also Leander, 2013 ). By prioritising issues according to their probability of occurrence and

in Everyday security threats
Lessons for critical security studies?
Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet

significance is not easy. As Thomas Faist ( 2013 ) notes, it is problematic to assume that enhanced mobility is self-evidently positive or equally shared. Indeed, the current global refugee crisis is a tragic reminder of how mobility and immobility are certainly at the core of international politics, in both positive and negative ways. As the ‘flow’ of refugees grows, one can witness the increasing

in Security/ Mobility
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Daniel Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams

Introduction Against the backdrop of events in international politics since our 2012 study – including the murder on 22 May 2013 of Lee Rigby in Woolwich by Michael Adebolajo in the name of ‘fighting Allah's enemies’, the shooting of thirty British tourists by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) supporter Seifeddine Rezgui in the Tunisian resort of

in Everyday security threats
Jonathan Benthall

framework of a decision by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Political Division IV (PD IV) in 2004 to ‘make “religio-political conflicts” a new sector of activity of its peace promotion activities; in other words conflicts where the mix of religious and political factors is a determining factor. In this sphere of activity there is a special, albeit not exclusive

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
Jonathan Benthall

This review of Michael Cook’s Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic case in comparative perspective (Princeton University Press, 2014) and Akeel Bilgrami’s Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment (Harvard University Press, 2014) was published in the Times Literary Supplement on 10 September 2014 under the heading ‘What

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Jonathan Benthall

This was published as a guest editorial in Anthropology Today , 29: 4, August 2013. An authoritative review of Akbar Ahmed’s The Thistle and the Drone was published by Malise Ruthven (Ruthven 2013b ). This book seems to me the finest of Akbar Ahmed’s many publications, blending a literary and religious sensibility with political and historical analysis, a

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Jonathan Benthall

politics’, whereas in fact Sufi leaders gave spiritual support to Middle East autocracies, in particular the al-Sisi regime that has taken power in Egypt. As regards ISNA, he had in mind especially the White House iftar (the evening meal during the holy month of Ramadan) on 14 July 2014, when President Obama spoke in support of Israel’s assault on Gaza without protest from his

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Disaster recovery and the World Trade Center
Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Manchester bombing of 1996. The IRA bomb was placed in the commercial centre of the city and decommissioned 57,000 square metres of office space, causing a loss of an estimated £50 million in retail turnover in the subsequent two months (Williams et al . 2000 ). The recovery from the bombing is framed as an archetypal success in political discourse, given that it fostered extensive public

in Death and security
Eric James and Tim Jacoby

unconscious motives which “may occur in unacknowledged conditions and have unintended consequences” ( Blaikie 2000 , p. 132). Allied to this classic tension has been the study of institutions ( March and Olsen 1989 ). Political institutions, including the military as well as NGOs, are “collections of interrelated rules and routines that define

in The humanitarian-military complex in Afghanistan