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Rethinking Digital Divides by Linda Leung
Antonio Díaz Andrade

severe security checks at detention centres, facing apprehensive asylum seekers waiting for their legal status to be resolved and meeting optimistic resettled individuals in Australia. In her interviews, Leung explores the emergent dynamic in the user–technology dyad that takes place in restrictive environments, such as detention centres. Having set the conceptual and methodological foundations of her work in the introductory part of the book, in the second part (‘Digital Dichotomies’) Leung

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Emmanuelle Strub

crisis-management protocol and I was able to provide clear answers to those questions. However, I did not wait until 2013 to start training the heads of mission in how to manage serious incidents. The aim was to help them know what to do without relying exclusively on support and guidance from headquarters, which would arrive late if at all. At the end of the day, the heads of mission and field coordinators would be on the front line, and it would be up to them to make

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

never receives UNRWA’s circulars. 22 As such, he waited longer than the above-cited teacher for the ‘revised’ message pertaining to employment and pension changes to reach him: Those of us who are employed in the lower grades don’t receive e-mails, we need UNRWA staff who are higher up to tell us the news about our jobs and futures. Not everyone knows what is going on. And, remember, not everyone working for UNRWA, can read, including other people who work with me as cleaners and guards at the hospital. We need to wait for other colleagues to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Mariusz Korzeniowski

neighbours, and engulfed thousands of inhabitants of the ‘Polish’ governorates. The Cossack whip – symbol of oppression – together with the destructive momentum of the retreating Russian forces, compelled people to flee.9 The more far-sighted among their number tried to prepare for their departure. Glinka wrote that ‘we could not wait until the very last moment; even if the regular [Russian] army would leave us alone for the time being, they would certainly take away all our horses as they retreated; and if the Cossacks then used their whips to drive us out, we would have

in Europe on the move
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Migrants’ squats as antithetical spaces in Athens’s City Plaza
Valeria Raimondi

presence is tolerated within European territory. In doing so, confinement serves to deny the decision-making agency and political capacity of migrants. In this chapter, I investigate a specific time of migration: the im mobility – or the ‘temporality of waiting’ – of the prolonged moment during which migrants are stuck in the net of EU migration policies (Mezzadra, 2015 ). This work aims at shedding light on practices that are at the same time against and beyond the aforementioned logic, and present themselves as ‘alternatives’ to this

in Sanctuary cities and urban struggles
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Expanding geopolitical imaginations
Jen Bagelman

city in which he lives (Bagelman, 2016 ). At once, Nomad suggests, this circular map represents a feeling of inclusivity, and yet it also indicates a sense of containment or even imprisonment (Bagelman, 2016 ). The question marks subtly drawn over the buildings in this map represent, to Nomad, an experience of waiting (Bagelman, 2016 ). As a person whose has been seeking refugee status for over eight years, waiting is an inherent part of his urban life. This map captures the intimate ‘slow violence’ that cannot be seen when we view

in Sanctuary cities and urban struggles
Reaching settlement in Northern Ireland
Andrew P. Owsiak

, politicians may need to wait for popular support to redefine identities before they can alter institutions (e.g. the constitution) or change policy. Furthermore, territoriality leads to the use of military force as an allocation mechanism – a way to distribute a contested good.27 Other allocation mechanisms exist, but the involved disputants will need to alter their position to locate alternative means to achieve their objective. In particular, disputants will need to believe that negotiation is a more acceptable mechanism than military force for managing their disputed

in Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland
Refugees and state building in Lithuania and Courland, 1914–21
Klaus Richter

, the Russian army evicted members of the Latvian and Lithuanian intelligentsia along with skilled workers, resulting in a massive depopulation of the cities.20 The German offensive uprooted hundreds of thousands of people who abandoned their homes out of fear of violence from the advancing troops. At first they too tried to stay as close to home as possible, seeking shelter with relatives or simply in nearby forests, where they waited until it was safe to return home, not wanting to abandon farmsteads and harvests to looters. In Kaišiadorys, between Kaunas and

in Europe on the move
Elizabeth Dauphinée

road, passing unseen gnarled transformer towers, charred roof tiles, smashed windows, structures bent at crazy angles, bridges broken in half, the intellect could not function. At night, there was no rational order, because without seeing, you cannot order, but you can imagine. And imagining is sometimes worse than seeing, because seeing allows you to find the parameters of something – allows you to delineate things – whereas imagining has no parameters, and because it goes on and on long after the seeing is finished.12 It keeps me awake at night. I waited in the

in The ethics of researching war
From campaign imagery to contemporary art
Julia Gallagher and V. Y. Mudimbe

whilst waiting for something that might come, rather than form a queue for something that is certain. Water shortages affect those in rural areas as well as large cities. Faults in valves and pipes inside bore holes as well as inappropriate pumping mechanisms are to blame with government funds allocated to address the problems ( Capital, 2013 ). Evident in figure 9.3 , the resulting abstract paintings are large and arresting. Bold brushwork covers large canvases with a delicate intuition that suggests that he is simultaneously observing from the periphery, watching

in Images of Africa