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A case study of South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup

international relations and politics.6 As a developing country that sits on the semi-periphery of international relations, South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup (FWC) provided an ideal opportunity to explore the potential for MSE studies to offer insight into contemporary international relations and the policy tools available to states at different stages ROFE___9781526131058_Print.indd 70 11/06/2018 09:15 South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup 71 of development. The findings presented in this chapter provide discussion points

in Sport and diplomacy
Irish republican media activism since the Good Friday Agreement

Newspapers, magazines and pamphlets have always been central, almost sacred, forms of communication within Irish republican political culture. While social media is becoming the primary ideological battleground in many democracies, Irish republicanism steadfastly expresses itself in the traditional forms of activist journalism.

Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters is a long-term analysis of the development of Irish republican activist media since 1998 and the tumultuous years following the end of the Troubles. It is the first in-depth analysis of the newspapers, magazines and online spaces in which the differing strands of Irish republicanism developed and were articulated during a period where schism and dissent defined a return to violence.

Based on an analysis of Irish republican media outlets as well as interviews with the key activists that produced them, this book provides a compelling long-term snapshot of a political ideology in transition. It reveals how Irish Republicanism was moulded by the twin forces of the Northern Ireland Peace Process and the violent internal ideological schism that threatened a return to the ‘bad old days’ of the Troubles.

This book is vital for those studying Irish politics and those interestedin activism as it provides new insights into the role that modern activist media forms have played in the ideological development of a 200-year-old political tradition.

chapter9 21/12/04 11:23 am Page 145 9 Cultural studies in the new South Africa How we conceptualise future directions of cultural studies depends on how we have conceptualised the origins and genealogy of that discipline. In the UK, two stories of origins have emerged, the textual and the sociological. The future theorisation and analysis of South African cultural studies may follow either story. The textual version is probably dominant within British academia. It locates three texts, Richard Hoggart’s The Uses of Literacy, E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the

in Postcolonial contraventions
The Chinese ping-pong team visits Africa in 1962

financially strapped – if, that is, it served a strategic foreign policy goal and especially if it included propaganda that might raise China’s image and influence in a particular country. While a major task of this visit was raising or reinforcing China’s image through exposure of the ping-pong team, the report also made some general observations on sports programmes in these countries. Huang, for example, commented that sports activities in African countries, especially Guinea, Mali and Sudan, were somewhat ‘backward’ and their sports programmes ‘incomplete’, lacking mass

in Sport and diplomacy
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in the Mediterranean as a consequence of Fortress Europe immigration controls.4 In the UK tens of thousands of migrants are interned in immigration detention and removal centres every year (in 2015 alone there were more than 30,000 human souls incarcerated), these detainees are almost exclusively from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.5 This disjuncture – between the institutionalising of anti-racist policies and the continuing oppression of racialised minorities – is a crucial dimension of the crisis of anti-racism. The issues that confront anti-racists have also

in Northern Ireland and the crisis of anti-racism

Ghana and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Kaunda introduced the philosophy of ‘humanism’ to the people of Zambia (Simutanyi, 2006 ). Zambia thus became part of a group of newly independent African states that followed a broadly socialist agenda, contrasting with the alternative capitalist policies adopted in countries such as Kenya and Senegal (Nugent, 2004 ). In terms of social policy, Kaunda's humanist socialism sought to rectify some of the

in Localizing global sport for development
The 1980 Moscow boycott through contemporary Asian–African perspectives

national boycotts of some nations in Asia and Africa. However, the boycott overshadowed other American foreign policy objectives as the human rights-conscious Carter administration settled for Olympic non-participation as the measure of successful diplomacy. Indonesia’s boycott and the non-aligned movement Indonesia’s role in the 1980 Olympic boycott was especially symbolic, not for Indonesia’s role in international sport (Indonesia did not win an Olympic medal until 1988), but as a continuation of the nation’s historical commitment to the nonaligned movement and

in Sport and diplomacy

against him, he was put on the street outside the prison and given a prisoner’s pass so that he could get a bus back to Belfast.1 Is Frank Kakopa’s treatment at Belfast City Airport an example of racism? Kakopa is from Zimbabwe in southern Africa and, like all the other people he saw detained at the airport that day, is Black. Is the treatment of the other Black people, detained on the same day as Kakopa, also an example of racism? In the previous chapter, we examined the question ‘is sectarianism racism?’ and we concluded that, within the framework of UK Race Relations

in Northern Ireland and the crisis of anti-racism

to the challenges posed by integration has been our concern in this chapter. In the case of African parents and children, we have documented a number of challenges and points of contestation, together with showing the quotidian experiences in classrooms and the often heroic efforts by teachers, managers, parents and even children to get on with things in practical ways. Consistently, however, larger questions have been raised about the education system, the extant policies that inform practice and the philosophical goals of education in Ireland. The UK, the United

in Integration in Ireland
The negotiation of belonging and family life

3995 Migrations.qxd:text 5/8/13 11:39 Page 132 7 African migrants in Ireland: the negotiation of belonging and family life Liam Coakley Introduction The migration flows that transformed Ireland from a country of emigrants to an attractive site of immigration between 1997 and 2007 have recently been reversed. As a consequence, Ireland is again best seen as a peripheral emigrant nursery in the globalized world economy, with Irish population patterns once again moulded more significantly by the outflow of Irish-born people than by any equivalent inflow of

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