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Alexander Smith

1 Banal activism On Saturday 9 June 2001, the Scotsman newspaper published a cartoon displaying a country road gridlocked with motorists and caravans. As the procession winds around a bend in the distance, they pass a road sign announcing: ‘Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway – Unique Habitat of Scotland’s Only Tory MP! Amazing Wonders of Nature!’ Published days after the 2001 general election, this cartoon satirised the election of the little-known Scottish Conservative candidate Peter Duncan in the rural southwest of Scotland. Following the ‘wipe out’ of the

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives
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The politics of apathy and disengagement in Difficult Daughters and Broken Verses
Maryam Mirza

chapter are set against the backdrop of two significant moments of female activism in contemporary South Asian history: in Kapur’s Difficult Daughters , it is the anti-colonial nationalist movement of 1930s and 1940s India and, in Shamsie’s Broken Verses , the resistance to the military dictatorship of General Zia-ul-Haq and his Islamisation campaign in 1970s and 1980s Pakistan. While both texts

in Resistance and its discontents in South Asian women’s fiction

Anti-racist scholar-activism raises urgent questions about the role of contemporary universities and the academics who work within them. As profound socio-racial crises collide with mass anti-racist mobilisations, this book focuses on the praxes of academics working within, and against, their institutions in pursuit of anti-racist social justice.

Amidst a searing critique of the university’s neoliberal and imperial character, Joseph-Salisbury and Connelly situate the university as a contested space, full of contradictions and tensions.

Drawing upon original empirical data, the book considers how anti-racist scholar-activists navigate barriers and backlash in order to leverage the opportunities and resources of the university in service to communities of resistance.

Showing praxes of anti-racist scholar-activism to be complex, diverse, and multifaceted, and paying particular attention to how scholar-activists grapple with their own complicities in the harms perpetrated and perpetuated by higher education institutions, this book is a call to arms for academics who are, or would like to be, committed to social justice.

Group moderation, radicalisation, and extremism
Maéva Clément

This chapter turns to the empirical reconstruction of the five organisations’ phases of activism. Since radicalisation processes are partly contradictory and non-linear, a more accurate characterisation of an organisation’s evolving activism would reconstruct phases of moderation, radicalisation, and/or extremism. Contra studies too often labelling organisations ‘radical’ or ‘extremist’ without providing criteria for identifying a turn to political violence, this chapter aims to trace meaningful changes in

in Collective emotions and political violence
Causal factors stimulating change
Joe McGrath

5 From apathy to activism: causal factors stimulating change Introduction Part I showed that the State was not concerned with issues of corporate and white-collar crime because it had a largely agrarian economy with low levels of corporate activity. Increased corporate activity was a way of providing employment. It had positive connotations so there was little social or political recognition of the potentially negative effects of inadequate corporate regulation. This chapter analyses the causal factors that led to the recognition that corporate misconduct could

in Corporate and white-collar crime in Ireland
Małgorzata Jakimów

methods which are legally allowed, but informally discouraged by the state. Yet others use channels which are outright taboo, yet which are not explicitly illegal, such as petitions, collective bargaining or strikes. These channels are used to put forward a request for change in the law as well as for wider social and political change. As will emerge through the chapter, the majority of NGOs performing these ‘acts’ continue to use the language of law in order to legitimise and sustain their activism, which further emphasises the ambiguous role of the law in the process

in China’s citizenship challenge
Małgorzata Jakimów

Given the centrality of labour in migrant worker NGOs’ work, why not simply understand their involvement in countering social injustice as labour activism? Indeed, a great proportion of the existing studies would label these organisations’ work as part of a wider labour movement, primarily linked to the rise of working-class consciousness among migrant workers (Sun, 2014 ; Chan, 2012a ; Friedman and Lee, 2010 ; Chen and Yang, 2017 ; Froissart, 2018 ; Xu Y., 2013 ). But isn't the history of the working class a history of citizenship

in China’s citizenship challenge
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Paul Jackson

killed in a new war. In other words, it supported Nazism but not through a typically fascist idealisation of warfare as manly. Gendered dynamics of postwar fascist activism After the Second World War, both women and men continued to play important roles in fascist groups, which were often glad for any level of committed activism. Men have typically been leaders of these organisations, and still are today

in Pride in prejudice
Remi Joseph-Salisbury
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Laura Connelly

A manifesto for anti-racist scholar-activism Whilst this book has shown that there is no one way to engage in anti-racist scholar-activism, we have highlighted a number of themes that might be understood as broad, guiding principles. These ideas build on the tenets we set out in the Introduction as informing our vision of anti-racist scholar-activism, and they also inform our own praxes. More importantly, though, they are recurrent across the accounts of participants. In some ways, this chapter shares

in Anti-racist scholar-activism
Éirígí and RNU
Paddy Hoey

6 New forms of republican (in)activism: éirígí and RNU There are two ways to be wrong about the Internet. One is to embrace cyberutopianism and treat the Internet as inherently democratizing. Just leave it alone, the argument goes, and the Internet will destroy dictatorships, undermine religious fundamentalism, and make up for failures of institutions.1 éirígí and RNU: guerrilla media, propaganda and the public sphere Situating republican activism within the structural confines of the public sphere and counterpublic structures allows us to conceptualize and

in Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters