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Emergence of the Corrib gas conflict
Amanda Slevin

1 Politics and pipelines: emergence of the Corrib gas conflict It’s been a horribly difficult, desperate … damaging sort of project for the whole community up there. For people from both sides and there’s all sorts of perspectives up there, all sorts of different views. (Thomas,1 former Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources) Ah sure Corrib is a disaster … for everybody … the people involved on all sides. It’s no good for anybody the way it’s been dealt with badly. (Andrew, supports the Corrib gas project) The one thing on which supporters

in Gas, oil and the Irish state
The case of mitochondrial transfer
Iain Brassington

5 Freedom, law, politics, genes: the case of mitochondrial transfer Iain Brassington In early 2015, the UK became the first country to make explicit legal provision for the use of mitochondrial transfer techniques leading to a live human birth. Mitochondrial transfer offers a means to prevent mitochondrial illnesses being passed from a mother to her children, as they would be inevitably without the process. Two methods are possible: maternal spindle transfer, and pronuclear transfer. In both, nuclear material is removed from a cell that has faulty mitochondria

in The freedom of scientific research
Leeds Jewish tailors and Leeds Jewish tailoring trade unions, 1876–1915
Anne J. Kershen

dwindled to zero. There had been no victors among the men, only among the masters. Attempts were made by Jewish socialist tailors to reconstitute a Jewish tailors’ union which was open to all tailoring workers in the manner of ‘new unionism’ which was emerging in London. 38 Though the new union was open to all workers, the machiners, considering themselves of a higher level skill, retained their independence. It was not only the skill divide which separated the Jewish workforce, there was also a dichotomy between religiosity and new political

in Leeds and its Jewish Community
Chimène I. Keitner

My father tells the story of his family’s clandestine escape from Hungary into Austria in 1956, after Soviet tanks and troops crushed an anti-communist uprising in his hometown of Budapest. 1 The border, which was not visibly demarcated at my grandparents’ point of crossing, served as the boundary between two distinct political and legal regimes: on one side, subjection to the Hungarian police state; on the other, access to international protection. Austria’s decision to recognize all fleeing Hungarians as refugees within the meaning of the 1951 Refugee

in The shifting border
Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes and Davies Banda

2 Sport, development and the political-economic context of Zambia This chapter examines how the wider political and economic context in Zambia has been influential in shaping the historical governance of sport and the expansion of the SfD ‘movement’ in the country. As the previous chapter has shown, within the academic literature most attention has been paid to the global expansion of SfD; a further, smaller body of

in Localizing global sport for development
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

Contrary to international law, international political theory and political philosophy paid scant attention to the ethics of intervention in the long nineteenth century. 1 As for humanitarian intervention per se, there is nothing, apart from cursory remarks by John Stuart Mill and Giuseppe Mazzini. On the wider question of intervention and non-intervention we will refer to their views and to those of Kant, Hegel and Cobden. Based on today’s distinction

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Patrick Thornberry

Global instruments on HR 5 The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights I The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)1 was adopted by the UN General Assembly and entered into force on 23 March 1976.2 The Covenant has been ratified by 148 States,3 including many with significant indigenous populations. On the other hand, the non-parties also include many States with indigenous populations, including Bangladesh, Indonesia,4 Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea. The Covenant is a complex statement of rights incorporating

in Indigenous peoples and human rights
Rodney Barker

, and every aspect of identity becomes part of the politics of transition and revolution or of the defence of identities which until that point had been tacit, unobtrusive, and mundane. Human plumage, like the quills of the porcupine or the hair of the cat, is flaunted and flared not in moments of calm but in moments of crisis, and personality and identity are most attended to in times of transition. In the controversies within the Christian church in England in 603, the simple failure of Archbishop Augustine of Canterbury to rise to greet the bishops of the Celtic

in Cultivating political and public identity
Martha Doyle

6 Policy-makers’ perspectives of older people’s interest representation Chapter 1 outlined how age-based social policy is influenced by a range of factors including economic and demographic forecasts, transnational organisations and globalisation. It also noted how in the present millennium the politics which surrounds the development of age-based policy is to a large extent ideologically driven. It argued that the ideological debate surrounding age-based policy centres on privation, individualisation of risk and the equity of specific age-related benefits. An

in The politics of old age
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Rodney Barker

if there are consistent relationships between the cultivation of identity and other dimensions of public life, then plumage is one powerful indicator of other aspects of any society. The third answer is that it is important to understand identity as the ideological or cultural dimension of social life, a dimension which has always been there, but which was unduly neglected for much of the short twentieth century, particularly in accounts of political life. How people give meaning and justification for themselves, how they cultivate and present their identities, is

in Cultivating political and public identity