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A Model for Historical Reflection in the Humanitarian Sector
Kevin O’Sullivan and Réiseal Ní Chéilleachair

region altered understandings of humanitarian intervention as a tool of international security, raised questions about NGO engagement with, or disregard for, local politics and offered massive logistical challenges in the delivery of aid ( Harper, 2012 ). Its legacy still resonates, about how complex decision-making processes are implemented in pressurised situations and how task-focused approaches have shifted attention from outcomes and their wider social and political

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

’expérience postcoloniale ’, L’Homme , 222 , 57 – 90 . Knierzinger , J. ( 2014 ), ‘ The Socio-Political Implications of Bauxite Mining in Guinea: A Commodity Chain Perspective ’, The Extractive Industries and Society , 1 : 1 , 20 – 7 , doi: 10.1016/j.exis.2014.01.005 . Laverack , G. and Manoncourt

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

reduce the number of people entitled to UNRWA services and has been seen as a dangerous precursor to further denying Palestinians’ access to core political and legal rights, including the Right of Return and the right to collective self-determination. While these last two options would never be accepted by Middle Eastern states due to the economic and political implications, and while Palestinians’ refugee status cannot – in fact – be stripped by either the US or UNRWA since it is defined and protected in international law and UN Resolutions

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Discourses on the real in performance practice and theory, 1990–2010
Author: Liz Tomlin

This book examines how new performance practices from the 1990s to the present day have been driven by questions of the real and the ensuing political implications of the concept's rapidly disintegrating authority. The first part of the book addresses the existing poststructuralist narrative of radicalism that currently dominates contemporary performance theory, and seeks to deconstruct its conclusions. It first traces the artistic and philosophical developments that laid the ground for the sustained twentieth-century interrogations of theatrical representations of the real. It examines the emergence of the discursive act which aligned the narrative of radicalism exclusively with such interrogations. The book also examines how key strands of Derrida's poststructuralist critique have been applied to performance practice to strengthen the ideological binary opposition between 'dramatic' representations of the real and 'postdramatic' deconstructions of representational practice. The second part of the book embarks on an ideological examination of a wide spectrum of performance models that share an engagement with the problematics of representation and the real. It directs this investigation specifically towards an analysis of the representations of 'real' people in performances which adopt verbatim methodologies drawn from the documentary theatre tradition. The book continues to explore performance environments that break down the dichotomy of performer/spectator and seeks to replace mediated representations with experiential realities.

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John Anderson

hardly going to be key contributors to any further deepening of democratisation processes. The question of the political implications of the Pentecostal explosion ties in with a second issue which relates to what has been called the ‘southernisation’ of Christianity, as the traditional ‘West’ ceases to represent the core of the ‘Christian world’. 3 The political consequences of this remain to be seen, but one obvious consequence has been a change in Christian public agendas and the reassertion of traditional understandings of the family and

in Christianity and democratisation
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Fiona Dukelow and Orla O’Donovan

newspaper in Robert Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists as discussed in Rosie Meade’s chapter. However, many of the chapters also demonstrate the problems social movements encounter when the transformative potential of their language and its political implications becomes disarmed in some way. Crucially this does not necessarily mean the disappearance of a concept, although in some circumstances this is the case, as for example when Garavan remarks that ‘officially, we don’t have “oppressed” people in Ireland’. More often the potency of particular expressions

in Mobilising classics
John Anderson

to that of Protestantism in Western Europe and North America in producing a new Protestant ethic that will support the emergence of a democratic capitalism that might help to finally resolve the seemingly eternal development problems facing many in the Majority World. 1 In this chapter we explore some of the political implications of the global Pentecostal phenomenon, focusing in the first instance on the extent, nature and scope of the movement and on charges that it represents a foreign implantation that serves the interests of the

in Christianity and democratisation
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Northern Irish fiction after the Troubles
Neal Alexander

fractured psychological or historical puzzle – is the first step to working through, and eventually forgetting, the long-term effects of trauma, whether at an individual or a collective level. If nothing else, the prominence of the issues of memory, remembrance and forgetting in recent Northern Irish fictions suggests a recognition of the difficulty and importance of such an undertaking in all its cultural, social and political implications. Notes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 David McKittrick, Seamus Kelters, Brian Feeney, Chris Thornton and David McVea, Lost

in Irish literature since 1990
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Stephen Constantine

which the British colonial authorities put in place, it is of principal importance to analyse the origins of those who did secure settlement in Gibraltar. This exercise is particularly necessary because the ethnicity of people in other places has been translated by them into a sense of national identity, and this has carried political implications. It is not giving too much of the story away to note here that the number of British (and Protestant) permanent immigrants settling in ‘British’ Gibraltar was smaller than the British authorities had initially intended, and

in Community and identity
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Anne McClintock and H. Rider Haggard
Laura Chrisman

reinforce the very categories of power that she claims to be exposing. I want to focus on the way McClintock analyses the dynamics of labour and degeneration, and to explore the political implications of her approach. Women’s bodies and labour To support her argument about the novel’s restructuring of production modes, McClintock cites examples from contemporary colonial discourses. These justify wage labour by denigrating traditional African production, which allegedly stems from pathological male laziness, degeneracy and excessive sensuality. One would expect King

in Postcolonial contraventions