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Policing the empire, 1830–1940
David M. Anderson and David Killingray

, control and coercion evolved in each colony the general trend was towards a greater concentration of police time upon crime. Colonial governments aspired to move towards more distinctly civilian forms of policing. This was true everywhere, but within individual colonies the process could be uneven. Resources were limited, and choices had to be made: not all areas of the colony could be effectively policed

in Policing the empire
Susannah Nadler

In this article, I propose that the key to the underlying dissidence of M. G. Lewis‘s The Monk lies in the novel s depiction of consent, a fundamental principle in late eighteenth-century British discourse. For British thinkers of all stripes, a government and populace that valued consent made Britain the greatest nation in the world; The Monk disrupts this worldview by portraying consent, whether express or tacit, political or sexual, as incoherent. By depicting consent as illegible and pervasively undermining the distinction between consent and coercion, The Monk effectually threatens a value that rested at the core of late eighteenth-century British identity.

Gothic Studies
Bryce Evans

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 10/28/2013, SPi 7 Coercion in the countryside All surrounding houses either nunneries or burnt-out ruins, and bog in all directions John Betjeman, 6 July 1942 The geopolitics of food supply During the Second World War, at least 20 million people died of starvation and its related diseases: a number exceeding the 19.5 million military deaths.1 Wielded as an economic weapon, food supply could be horrifically effective. During this period, food supply became a truly international issue. Generally speaking, nations which granted

in Ireland during the Second World War
Amanda Slevin

10 Consent, coercion and consequences of the Corrib gas conflict Part I of this book provided a detailed case study of the Corrib gas conflict, outlining fundamental issues and identifying some of the main actors: the state (including elected representatives, civil servants and planning authorities), the oil industry, a community of resistance, supporters of the project, and the media. Over the duration of the controversy, both the state and oil companies adopted a variety of strategies to advance the project, some of which entailed efforts at consent formation

in Gas, oil and the Irish state
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A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and Development
Laura Davidson

first, central across each pathway, is the full and meaningful participation of those with lived experience of mental health conditions and psychosocial disabilities, also echoed in the second outcome (inclusivity and the exercise of the full rights’ spectrum). Such an inclusionary emphasis is essential. Until recently, the systemic disempowerment of psychiatric patients in all decisions affecting them was rarely questioned, leading to normalisation of coercion and other

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Focus on Community Engagement
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez, and Sylvain Landry B. Faye

international perceptions of how local authority should be exercised with tensions between the threat of coercion and the use of persuasion. Findings Guinea: Comités de veille villageois in Kolobengou The leading instrument of community engagement in Guinea, Comités de veille villageois (CVV), or village-watch communities, was established through a UNICEF initiative in Guinea in 2014. Officially

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The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

networks. As one nurse asked me: ‘But where is the field for me? This is my home.’ Nonetheless, local staff too are supposed to adopt MSF’s ‘values’ even outside work hours ‘to act as ambassadors towards the community’ ( MSF-OCB, 2018 ). As one project coordinator assistant summarised, ‘we are MSF, but at the same time, we have our own stories. Sometimes, it can be difficult to balance the two.’ At Risk Congolese staff from diverse backgrounds were unanimous: they felt more exposed than their foreign colleagues – subjected to pressure and coercion from local armed

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Middle-Aged Syrian Women’s Contributions to Family Livelihoods during Protracted Displacement in Jordan
Dina Sidhva, Ann-Christin Zuntz, Ruba al Akash, Ayat Nashwan, and Areej Al-Majali

thirties, forties and fifties, and have between four and eight children. Unlike younger mothers in their teens and twenties who live under the authority of their mothers-in-law and face intense reproductive coercion, older women like Marwa have often increased in social status inside their families since they arrived in Jordan. This article explores the intersections of generational and gender dynamics with humanitarian governance in Jordan that together cause shifts in the

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How Can Humanitarian Analysis, Early Warning and Response Be Improved?
Aditya Sarkar, Benjamin J. Spatz, Alex de Waal, Christopher Newton, and Daniel Maxwell

several severe complex emergencies (North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). 4 Our research from those cases 5 finds that a dominant logic of elite political behaviour is the political marketplace (PM). This applies where transactional politics (the day-to-day use of coercion/violence or material incentives among members of the elite) trumps the functioning of formal rules and institutions. Such transactional

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

than on datafication and digitised self-care ( Ruckenstein and Schüll, 2017 ). Nonetheless, research on the power aspects of tracking in the Global North offers valuable insights into how tracking devices constitute the digital body: Lupton situates individual ‘quantifications of the self’ within a neoliberal context of coercion and control, where intimate biodigital knowledge is converted into biocapital: ‘as physical and virtual units of human value to be bought and sold

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