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The third American NWO – the Clinton and Bush presidencies, 1990–2006
Andrew Williams

demurs when the United States sabre-rattles, tied up as it is in its own operation to ‘liberate’ Chechnya. Only the French, famously lampooned by cartoon character Homer Simpson as ‘cheese eating surrender monkeys’, seem to defy this consensus by the lesser Western Powers. There may not be Williams_Failed_10_Concl.indd 286 10/10/06 10:27:05 Conclusion 287 a neoconservative consensus across all types of opinion in the West but it is arguably now the dominant one in governing circles. Equally the problems of how to deal with ‘ethnic cleansing’ and new types of

in Failed imagination?
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

state but the broader patterns through which states assert rule. Historical sociology is a corrective to three misunderstandings commonly made in peacebuilding literature and policy, which are that: (1) statebuilding, as an internationally led enterprise, is external to the actual practice of ruling and is a solution to the problems of war; (2) the state is a naturally, and not historically, occurring institution, and its problems can be solved by changing its internal dynamics, without addressing the inequalities and dynamics of the global political economy; and (3

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
The case of the Group for Social Dialogue
Anca Mihaela Pusca

6 The illusions and disillusions of civil society: the case of the Group for Social Dialogue Based on a series of interviews with the founding members of the Group for Social Dialogue—the first civil society organization in post-revolutionary Romania—clippings from the group’s magazine entitled 22—one of the most popular political magazines in the months immediately following the revolution—as well as a rich secondary literature on the larger concept of civil society, as viewed and interpreted by a number of leading Central and Eastern European writers and

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
Tony Blair, humanitarian intervention, and the “new doctrine of the international community”
Jim Whitman

professed humanitarian reasons that is not sanctioned by the UN Security Council is at least nominally a crusade (the assertion of overwhelming moral necessity) and a crime—that is, a violation of international law. Whether in specific instances a declared humanitarian intervention undertaken by one or more states can be justified has come to form an important literature shared between International

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
The case of the Timisoara revolutionaries
Anca Mihaela Pusca

Revolution, particularly with regards to the violence and deaths that ocurred. Was the Romanian Revolution largely unexpected? There were several incidents that made it obvious that Romania, like the rest of Eastern Europe, was on the verge of a big change before 1989. While most examinations in the Eastern European literature argue that the Romanian revolution was perhaps the most unexpected of them all—both in its timing as well as in its ability to completely destroy the Ceausescu regime—a closer examination of a series of incidents—such as the Valea Jiului revolt in

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
Toby Fricker

2013, the 120,000 Syrians were living within a melting pot of aid workers, journalists, visiting politicians and celebrities. 9 Through extensive experience of working with media in Za’atari, news reports from international English-language media and academic literature, this chapter looks at the portrayal of children in media coverage of the camp. By analysing how reporting on children’s issues

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Alexander Spencer

2012a), which gender roles they construct (Higate 2012b; Joachim and Schneiker 2012b) and what effects these (self-)constructions of PMSCs’ identities may have on their legitimacy, the (blurring) distinction between public and private actors in security governance as well as the nature and quality of security provision (Cutler 2010; Krahmann 2012). This turn in the private security literature towards PMSCs’ image- and identity management has opened new perspectives and generated important insights on widespread self-images of PMSCs (see especially Joachim and

in Romantic narratives in international politics
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Telling autoethnographic stories
Ronit Lentin

empathy and political solidarity, always involve an ultimately problematic appropriation of which we are all guilty, because too often in speaking about Palestine we speak about our own subjectivity, our own politics, our own identity. Haifa, Palestine Haifa never really felt like home. I am not quite sure why. After all, I spent my childhood and youth there, studied at the Reali Hebrew School – considered one of the best in the country - a school run on strict disciplinarian terms, but which enabled me to excel at literature and languages, even though I was

in Co-memory and melancholia
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Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

after more than five decades of highly publicized debate by everyone from anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists to political scientists, civil leaders, and politicians over the meaning (and even * “Indirect rule” (more common in British-ruled Africa) refers to the use of existing, or sometimes reinvented, local African structures and leaders by European colonial administers to govern their colonies. This contrasted sharply with the system of “direct rule” (more common in French- or Portuguese-ruled Africa), which was a highly centralizing style of colonial

in African security in the twenty-first century
Eşref Aksu

continued from the early 1960s until the mid-1970s. The close relationship between the liberation movements in colonial Angola and Namibia, and the corresponding close collaboration between their respective colonial powers – Portugal and South Africa – is well documented in the literature: see R. Dreyer, Namibia and Southern Africa: Regional Dynamics of Decolonization, 1945

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change