A Model for Historical Reflection in the Humanitarian Sector

engage in the reflective process? This, we suggest, is why collaboration is important. Academic historians bring an emphasis on scale and context, built on deep reading of archival and other sources, to bear on the policy-making process. Our experience of the ‘Humanitarian History’ project suggests that working together in a space of mutual exploration and the co-production of knowledge has enormous value. Note 1 The research for this article was funded by a New Foundations Grant from the

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logistical management of vehicle pools, driver training and respect for traffic rules (speed, seatbelts and car maintenance) had improved, as the ‘Aid Worker Security Database’ ( Humanitarian Outcomes , n.d.) demonstrated. Moreover, I found only a few car accidents in our archives, though it was likely that not all the incidents had been reported. In fact, one of the biggest obstacles to incident reporting was the fear of consequences and of headquarters interfering in the

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design

), ‘ Third World Industrialization: “Global Fordism” or a New Model? ’, New Left Review , 182 , 5 – 31 . Anderson , C. ( 2007 ), ‘ The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete ’, Wired , 16 July , http://archive.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/16-07/pb_theory (accessed 9 February 2015 ). Bauman , Z. ( 2000 ), Liquid Modernity ( Cambridge : Polity Press ). Becker , K. F. ( 2004 ), The Informal Economy: Fact Finding Study ( Stockholm : Sida

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Liberal reform and the creation of new conflict economies

clearly confirmed violent intimidation as the reason for withdrawing the tender stating: ‘The decision to postpone the sale has been taken due to 1) the intimidation of a pre-registered bidder in an attempt to deter the potential investor from bidding in the public tender. 2) The assault on an archive clerk temporarily employed by the Liquidation Committee of the enterprise and his brother . . . and 3) the intimidation of a staff member of the KTA dealing with the public sale’ (KTA, 2006f). The KTA staff member in question was taken off the case for their own protection

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A view from the archives

12 Conserving Conservative women: a view from the archives Jeremy McIlwaine This volume emerges from a joint effort between academics and the Conservative Party Archive at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and the shared initiative to better define, analytically and empirically, the history of women and gender issues in the party from the period of the its modernisation in the later nineteenth century to the present.1 The purpose of this chapter is to set out some of the ­challenges – ­and ­successes – ­facing the preservation of the archival legacy relating to

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The view from Budapest

6 The international context of Hungarian transition, 1989: the view from Budapest* László Borhi The East European revolutions International context of Hungary’s 1989 transition This chapter will examine the attitude of the USSR as well as the western powers to the transformation of Eastern Europe in the crucial year of 1989. It is primarily based on recently released Hungarian archival documents. These reveal what Soviet and western politicians told Hungarians about their attitude towards transition. The space allotted to each country’s view will reflect the

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3 Keeping informed and spying on Ireland A striking feature concerning the Irish and Northern Irish ­ material uncovered in the BStU archive is that a substantial part of the 6,000  photocopies are press cuttings, overwhelmingly from the West German media. There were about 1,129 articles. The origin of some of them could not be identified. There are also a few cuttings from East German newspapers and magazines like Neues Deutschland and Horizont. All newspapers used were in the German language and the only newspaper from outside the FRG and the GDR was the

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2 Stasi history and sources The archival legacy of the Stasi is more than impressive. There is a total of about 158 kilometres of archives. Included are 12 kilometres of index cards, representing about 39 million cards, and also over 15,000 sacks of torn and shredded documents of which about 440 sacks had been processed for reconstruction by October 2010. These 440 sacks represent an extra 950,000 pages. In addition, there are 1,440,000 ­ photographs, microfilms and slides, 2,756 films and videos and about 31,300 audio recordings.1 There should even be more, as

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Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

This book considers the ways that representations of Africa have contributed to the changing nature of British national identity. It does so by developing the concept of the African presence: the ways that references to Africa have become part of discussions within British political culture about the place of Britain in the world. Using interviews, photo archives, media coverage, advertisements, and web material, the book focuses on major Africa campaigns: the abolition of slavery, anti-apartheid, drop the debt, and Make Poverty History. Using a hybrid theoretical framework based mainly around framing, the book argues that the representation of Africa has been mainly about imagining virtuous Britishness rather than generating detailed understandings of Africa. The book develops this argument through a historical review of 200 years of Africa campaigning. It also looks more closely at recent and contemporary campaigning, opening up new issues and possibilities for campaigning: the increasing use of consumer identities, electronic media, and aspects of globalization. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in postcolonial politics, relations between Britain and Africa, and development studies.

The militant Irish republican movement in America, 1923–45

This book examines the militant Irish republican movement in the United States from the final months of the Irish Civil War through to the Second World War. The narrative, crafted to appeal to both an academic and general audience, carefully and creatively intertwines the personalities, events and policies that shaped the militant republican movement in the US during this period and shows the evolution of its deep transnational nature. Most importantly, through a bottom-up historical analysis that incorporates an examination of more than eighty archival collections in the US, Ireland and Britain, the work presents for the first time an account of the anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army (IRA) veterans who emigrated to the United States after the Irish Civil War. Upon their settlement in Irish-American communities, these republicans directly influenced and guided the US-based militant republican organisation, Clan na Gael, transformed the overall dynamics of militant Irish republicanism in America and provided leadership and co-ordination for an IRA bombing campaign. The inclusion of these IRA veterans in the narrative creates a fresh and revised interpretation of the militant Irish republican activism that occurred in the US in the immediate decades after the Irish revolutionary period.