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The case of the Group for Social Dialogue
Anca Mihaela Pusca

, debating what the next steps should be, receiving advice from other revolutionary leaders from Eastern Europe, giving interviews, receiving guests from outside, managing donations—such as the recording studio that was donated by George Soros and that allowed many of these meetings and debates to be recorded—and putting together the group’s magazine.22 Mariana Celac, one of the founding members of the group, compares the space with that of the Smolnii Institute in St Petersburg, a space where similar meetings were held years ago—meetings that allowed for the formation of

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
The case of the Timisoara revolutionaries
Anca Mihaela Pusca

civil society institutions that acted more as an official political opposition than a representative of the population at large, as well as by further alienating the few elites that did manage to gain the trust of the population at large during those tense months following the Romanian Revolution. Notes 1 Nicolae Badilescu, interview by author (tape recording, Timisoara: December 13th, 2004). 2 Claudiu Iordache, interview by author (tape recording, Bucharest: January 15th, 2005); Lorin Fortuna, interview by author (tape recording, Timisoara: December 14th, 2004). 3

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
Alex Vines

contrast little attention has been paid to the ways that Africans in the UK have become an important driver of innovation and developed a stronger voice in UK politics. The importance of the diaspora The UK’s 2001 census found that Sub-Saharan Africans constituted Britain’s fastest-growing minority group during the 1990s, with 486,000 respondents recording their ethnicity as black African, outnumbering Britain’s Caribbean population ( ibid .: 27). Yet illegal migration and related underreporting suggest that this

in Britain and Africa in the twenty-first century
Garret FitzGerald

course of events, recording his excitement at being able to follow on an underground radio from Paris the historic events of the city’s liberation on 25 August 1944. A career as a research and statistical officer with the national airline Aer Lingus meant that economics increasingly engaged his attention, leading to an academic appointment in the subject at UCD in 1959, subsequently gaining his PhD. As his interest in economics grew, he had come to question the continuing worth of the protectionist policies that the country had followed since the 1930s. Increasingly

in Peacemaking in the twenty-first century
Anti-terrorism powers and vernacular (in)securities
Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister

political debate, as in the above example, to more mundane, yet frequently conscious, decisions within everyday interactions: If we’re talking on the phone or chatting online, we avoid taking this terminology, bomb and this and that. Why? There might be someone recording that. They might be keeping an eye on it. And if we

in Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security
Data and measurement
Susanne Martin and Leonard Weinberg

numbers of terrorist attacks in three illustrative cases: India, Northern Ireland, and the United States. These three cases show some of the cross-national variation in terms of the recording of data. One of the most notable points of difference is the discrepancy in terms of “unknown” perpetrators and unattributed attacks in India as compared to the United States and Northern Ireland. The number of “unknown” perpetrators in India is 48 percent, which is slightly above average in comparison to the database as a whole (46 percent). The proportions of attacks carried out

in The role of terrorism in twenty-first-century warfare
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Ahmad H. Sa’di

tribes became landless (Falah, 1985:38). Their placement under the Military Government, their seclusion as well as their economic hardship rendered ordinary Bedouins dependent on the sheikhs who were granted substantial authority. As the tribe was considered an administrative unit headed by the sheikh, he became responsible for registering the residents with the Interior Ministry – recording births and deaths, validating marriages and signing affidavits. Moreover, he was given the role of gatekeeper, whose endorsement was indispensable for anyone who wished to get

in Thorough surveillance
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Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz and Julian Cooper

Migration reading. Reportedly, additional articles had been included without consulting the Duma Committee for State Building, which was in charge of presenting this particular law to the State Duma. According to the stenogram recording the Duma session of the law’s third reading, Boris Nadezhdin, a deputy of the SPS faction and a member of the Committee for State Building, told the assembled parliamentarians you have been handed a letter written and signed by members of the Committee for State Building. One paragraph in the letter is especially important: the draft text

in Securitising Russia
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Claire Sutherland

sense of national unity. For instance, a visit to the museum begins with ethnographic maps and a timeline recording when different ethnic groups migrated into Vietnam. As the visitor’s eye moves along the timeline, these groups are seen to join the linear flow of Vietnam’s common history and destiny. Vietnamese official historiography privileges the theme of resistance to foreign aggression, a trend clearly illustrated in

in Soldered states
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Results and reactions
Samantha Newbery

summaries of the outcomes of those investigations. Daily medical checks on detainees were instituted by an amendment to the Directive that governed interrogation in internal security contexts, as detailed below. Before the Bowen Inquiry concluded, there were already procedures in place for recording and responding to allegations of mistreatment. Allegations made to the Review Tribunal, set up to

in Interrogation, intelligence and security