This book compares the worldviews and factors that promoted or, indeed, opposed anti-semitism amongst Catholics in Germany and England after the First World War. As a prequel to books on Hitler, fascism and genocide, it turns towards ideas and attitudes that preceded and shaped the ideologies of the 1920s and 1940s. Apart from the long tradition of Catholic anti-Jewish prejudices, the book discusses new and old alternatives to European modernity offered by Catholics in Germany and England. Numerous events in the interwar years provoked anti-Jewish responses among Catholics: the revolutionary end of the war and financial scandals in Germany; Palestine and the Spanish Civil War in England. At the same time, the rise of fascism and National Socialism gave Catholics the opportunity to respond to the anti-democratic and anti-semitic waves these movements created in their wake. The book is a political history of ideas that introduces Catholic views of modern society, race, nation and the ‘Jewish question’. It shows to what extent these views were able to inform political and social activity.
profession and by the general public, with specific criticisms
being directed at financial innovation and financialscandals. In
fact it would not be too strong to suggest that the general
public’s attitude to banks and bank behaviour is one of
anger. 2 We
survey these topics in sections 17.2.1 and
17.2.2 and offer a balanced judgement
In this chapter proposals are formulated to fight corruption in order to restore the trust of voters in the political class. One proposal is to change the system of party financing. Although financial scandals in France, the UK, and Germany have led to stricter rules, much more can be done to improve the system. As, for example, in the US, where in 2010 the Supreme Court changed the rules and ended all limits on corporate expenditure on the grounds that these limits were an infringement of the First Amendment. The author discusses alternative models of party funding, such as exist in Germany, where since 1959 political parties have been funded by the government.
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.
is a phenomenon that typically involves (1)
the transgression or alleged transgression of certain norms by (2) people
in positions of public visibility where (3) the allegations become public,
leading to (4) disapproval, (5) public expressions of that disapproval
and hence (6) a struggle over the reputations of those involved.
Against this generic background, expressions like ‘sex scandal’, ‘financialscandal’ and so on draw attention to an implicit distinction in
common parlance between different types of scandal. This is an issue
Transformation, governance and the state in the Japanese context
LDP’s informal policy-making bodies including the Policy Affairs
Research Council (PARC). They belonged to a community in which
groups of politicians (Zoku gi’in) specialised in specific fields, many of
whom were former Cabinet ministers responsible for particular policy
areas (Inoguchi and Iwai 1987).
In the 1970s Japan encountered significant political and economic
crises. The emergence of corruption scandals culminated in financialscandals involving Kakuei Tanaka (Prime Minister, 1972–74) and the
Lockheed bribery scandals in 1976, part of which also directly
Church, nation and race
up immediately after the First World War together with allegations of
profiteering, or later in response to financialscandals in Weimar
Germany. Yet the ‘Jewish financier’ never sustained the mobilising
power enjoyed by the image of the ‘Jewish Bolshevik’.
Religious anti-Judaism survived into the age of racial antisemitism
and cannot be divorced from modern antisemitism, as the Vatican
has suggested in We Remember. References to Christian scripture
still served to justify secular Jew-hatred. The observation of We
. Like Maman Lapin, she has already
enough to deal with, from her financial worries to her oldest son’s drug problems. In both the
play and the film, the harsh lives of the two ‘super mothers’ still leave space for humour,
and their households seem more joyful than the Blindets’. In her ‘social comedy’, Serreau also
manages to introduce ‘social-fiction’: the insider dealing in Romuald et Juliette
preceded a major financialscandal at the stock exchange which involved close friends of the
then President of the Republic François
An ethnographic study of relays, connective strategies and regulated participation
animated by the search for
“rational”, “responsible” and
“efficient” instruments of problem
Akehurst , N.
( 2018 ). Think Carillion was
bad? Wait until you hear about the financialscandal engulfing
accounts to check. Then there are market stats and you can make any company look good or bad if you pick the dates right.
The same big four accountancy firms are implicated in financialscandals on an almost annual basis. But their activities are rarely scrutinised by any part of the British Establishment because their influence spreads right across it. And, of course, they have facilitated tax evasion and avoidance schemes which have resulted in trillions of dollars being hidden across the