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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

privileging of the design principle over the need for, or even the possibility of, political change. Design Not Politics The computational turn and societal dependence on digital technologies has changed the way the world is understood and the status of humans within it ( Chandler, 2018 ). The privileging of the design principle is central to this change. Besides the spatial shift from circulation to connectivity, an ontological, epistemological and methodological translation has also taken place ( Duffield, 2018 ). While anticipating late-modernity, the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
Juliano Fiori

there was an ontological contradiction. I think it is possible to work for a more democratic order – diffusing power, creating a more stable balance of power – while strengthening and democratising certain value systems. Doing so in a cooperative way, too. People might say it was just Brazil trying to extend its power and join the [UN] Security Council. But, in projecting soft power, I believe we were also promoting positive things: South–South cooperation, for example. At the ILO, it was Brazil that really initiated South–South cooperation, with

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Elizabeth Dauphinée

for my trip. I arrived with a few local contacts and a decent grasp of the language. I thought that, because of this background, I was more uniquely placed to experience and appreciate a more authentic ‘truth’ of Bosnia than most researchers ever see. That sentiment quickly faded, and after several years of passing back and forth, I began to see that the arrogance of that sentiment was not antithetical to the violence I was researching. Ethics In Ethics as First Philosophy, Emmanuel Levinas argues that the ontological structure of knowledge always already involves a

in The ethics of researching war
Andrew Carnegie’s dreamworld
Duncan Bell

and circulation of visions of the United States emanating from multiple institutional sites and intellectual ecologies, from universities and think tanks through to computer games and Hollywood blockbusters? A second issue concerns the conceptual presuppositions involved in writing national histories. Most accounts of the intellectual history of American foreign policy explore how American policy intellectuals envisaged the nature and purpose of the United States. This framing invokes a specific ontology of world politics that privileges the sovereign state. The

in American foreign policy
Cohesion, contestation and constructivism
Andrew Whiting

theoretical tools, but it is in this chapter that I will address and problematise established cybersecurity knowledge. With this in mind, Chapter 1 aims to achieve two objectives. First, I intend to provide an in-depth overview of cybersecurity knowledge to date that spans academic disciplines, including politics, international relations, security studies, law and computer science. When exploring this research, my aim is to draw attention to the broad ontological, epistemological and methodological homogeneity that is evidenced by a thematic trichotomy of

in Constructing cybersecurity
Studies in intellectual history

The middle months of 2016 in the North Atlantic world offered a distinctly depressing constellation. This book offers a nuanced and multifaceted collection of essays covering a wide range of concerns, concepts, presidential doctrines, and rationalities of government thought to have marked America's engagement with the world during this period. The spate of killings of African Americans raised acute issues about the very parameters of citizenship that predated the era of Civil Rights and revived views on race associated with the pre- Civil War republic. The book analyses an account of world politics that gives ontological priority to 'race' and assigns the state a secondary or subordinate function. Andrew Carnegie set out to explain the massive burst in productivity in the United States between 1830 and 1880, and in so doing to demonstrate the intrinsic superiority of republicanism. He called for the abolition of hereditary privilege and a written constitution. The book also offers an exegesis of the US foreign policy narrative nested in the political thought of the German jurist Carl Schmitt. Understanding the nature of this realist exceptionalism properly means rethinking the relationship between realism and liberalism. The book revisits Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order, which reviews the intellectual and policy environment of the immediate post- Cold War years. Finally, it discusses Paul Dundes Wolfowitz, best known for his hawkish service to the George W. Bush administration, and his strong push for the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos

provide an inclusive account not just of the human, but also of the non-human interactions in global life (Cudworth and Hobden 2011 ). This chapter aims to address the issue of recognizing nature as an actor 1 in international life – by which we mean the ontological and political reorientation of IR to make itself open and responsive to

in Recognition and Global Politics
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M. Anne Brown

flowing from the individual and transcending the state. Here the claims for human rights as the essential attributes and expression of the abstract universal individual are cast and aspirations for individual liberty or equality are spoken as ontological truths or natural destinations. Or rights may be seen more pragmatically as socially conditioned mechanisms not so much grounded in nature as located in the legal and political apparatus of the state or in agreements among states – as the legal and quasi-legal relationships by which citizens’ claims for their freedoms

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
Elizabeth Dauphinée

, because I could draw on resources that have made it before.16 9 4712P BOSNIA-PT/bp.qxd 6/12/06 15:04 Page 10 The ethics of researching war But perhaps the better task is to simply abrogate the centrality of knowledge itself (as though I, a student ineffably guided by the viole(n)t shadows of the Enlightenment, could do such a thing); to say instead that knowledge is a pompous, baseless thing, crafted itself on foundations of faith (or of faithlessness); to say instead that knowledge, and the world of onto-logic that motivates the tapping of my fingers across the

in The ethics of researching war
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M. Anne Brown

generally); they have also been prominent in the politics of international rights promotion and in the effort to understand what we do when we pursue human rights in the international or the domestic arena. Yet while it seems impossible to avoid direct engagement with questions of universal versus relative truth, or of the presence or absence of ontological grounds for knowledge, and impossible to escape positioning on those trajectories, no position on those trajectories seems entirely satisfying. This chapter is written tentatively then, in the hope that working with

in Human rights and the borders of suffering