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Grassroots exceptionalism in humanitarian memoir
Emily Bauman

centralized and bureaucratized’, a necessary result of the secularisation of an industry increasingly shaped by states and internationalist development economists. 3 The hallmark of this approach is ‘planning-mindedness’, an orientation that sees humanitarian work less as a simple response to immediate need than as a complex operation casting the long view across an unevenly developed world, looking towards

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Raymond Hinnebusch

Islam withholds legitimacy from nationally separate states in the name of a Pan-Islamic umma and that its call for the rule of God deters the sense of national citizenship that could solidify identifications with a territorial state. Others, however, argue that Islam takes distinctive ‘national’ forms compatible with individual statehood as well as secularisation and democratisation (Eickelman 1998; Ibrahim 1997). Middle Eastern rulers have routinely used Islam to legitimise their regimes. To be sure, political Islam has become the main ideology of protest and

in The international politics of the Middle East
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Tim Aistrope

’s secularising influence, and paranoia about US power played into a broader culture of disillusionment and blame. While terrorists would always hate America, bitterness and grievances had rendered otherwise ambivalent communities vulnerable to terrorist indoctrination. Rice laid out a two-pronged strategy for addressing this situation: ‘First, we must work to dispel destructive myths

in Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy
Leonie Murray

a state would decide the religion therein, free from external interference and in doing so, established the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention that still dominate our contemporary international system, in an effort to foster stability and a negative peace by regulating state behaviour. The Enlightenment saw the emergence of several important philosophical strands which were boons to both war and peace. Discourses on natural rights and liberties arose from the conditions of social dislocation, uneven development and increased literacy and secularisation

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
Tim Aistrope

globalised modernity that provides the clearest common ground between disparate traditions and locales. As Susan Buck-Morrs has pointed out, there is an important postcolonial literature that charts the way secularisation, modernisation and nationalism ‘change not their conceptual meaning as they move from West to non-West, but their material referent, and with it, their political

in Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy
A historical survey
Andreas Osiander

the secularisation of ecclesiastical principalities after the Reformation. 15 Silesia was the first province of the Prussian crown to be gained through conquest and it remained the only one until the nineteenth century. During the Seven Years’ War, Friedrich came within a hair’s breadth of receiving his comeuppance and was saved from the loss not only of the recently gained Silesia, but of rather more territory only by the death of the Empress Elizabeth of Russia and the fact that her successor Peter III was a Prussophile eccentric: Peter immediately ceased

in Prussians, Nazis and Peaceniks