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Margaret Brazier and Emma Cave

9.1 When injury results from medical treatment, patients or their relatives seek accountability. Such cases are not limited to the kinds of injury that would give rise to a claim for clinical negligence, but may include poor care, rudeness and a failure to have real regard for the welfare of the patient. In these and other instances patients may seek redress when they feel that health professionals have let them down. This can take a number of forms. Some may wish the responsible health professionals to be disciplined, and we examined in Chapter 1 ways

in Medicine, patients and the law (sixth edition)
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James Baldwin’s Pragmatist Aesthetics
Rohan Ghatage

This essay establishes a philosophical connection between James Baldwin and the philosopher William James by investigating how the pragmatist protocol against “vicious intellectualism” offers Baldwin a key resource for thinking through how anti-black racism might be dismantled. While Richard Wright had earlier denounced pragmatism for privileging experience over knowledge, and thereby offering the black subject no means for redressing America’s constitutive hierarchies, uncovering the current of Jamesian thought that runs through Baldwin’s essays brings into view his attempt to move beyond epistemology as the primary framework for inaugurating a future unburdened by the problem of the color line. Although Baldwin indicts contemporaneous arrangements of knowledge for producing the most dehumanizing forms of racism, he does not simply attempt to rewrite the enervating meanings to which black subjects are given. Articulating a pragmatist sensibility at various stages of his career, Baldwin repeatedly suggests that the imagining and creation of a better world is predicated upon rethinking the normative value accorded to knowledge in the practice of politics. The provocative challenge that Baldwin issues for his reader is to cease the well-established privileging of knowledge, and to instead stage the struggle for freedom within an aesthetic, rather than epistemological, paradigm.

James Baldwin Review
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Writing about Personal Experiences of Humanitarianism
Róisín Read, Tony Redmond, and Gareth Owen

completely. I can only hope that other positives in the book redress the balance. GO: Also guilty as charged, except I don’t feel like I am towards the end of my career just yet. My book reflects humanitarianism as I experienced it in Somalia thirty years ago – an environment dominated by the excessive masculinity of both the Somali elites and the international troops. Meanwhile, the relationship between the Somali and international communities was pivotal to the whole story. As such it would be impossible to avoid a gendered or racialised narrative when writing about

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Author: Jenny Benham

"It is the contention of this book that there was a notion of international law in the medieval period, and more specifically in the period 700 to 1200. It examines and analyses the ways and the extent to which such as system of rules was known and followed in the Middle Ages by exploring treaties as the main source of international law, and by following a known framework of evidencing it: that it was practised on a daily basis; that there was a reliance upon justification of action; that the majority of international legal rules were consistently obeyed; and finally, that it had the function to resolve disputed questions of fact and law.

This monograph further considers problems such as enforcement, deterrence, authority, and jurisdiction, considering carefully how they can be observed in the medieval evidence, and challenging traditional ideas over their role and function in the history of international law. This monograph then, attempts to make a leap forward in thinking about how rulers, communities, and political entities conducted diplomacy and regulated their interactions with each other in a period before fully fledged nation states.

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be pursued in many different ways, and rulers frequently did so using well-known institutions (e.g., arbitration, expulsion, and redress), a plethora of customs and legal practices (e.g., amnesty, reprisal, and consent), and a combination of domestic and international legal instruments and diplomatic documents (e.g., treaties, laws, and letters). Rulers, their supporters, and whole communities not only

in International law in Europe, 700–1200
Abigail Ward

continues to haunt their imaginations. I began this study by noting that slavery has been overlooked in received historical narratives of Britain. The texts I have explored by the above writers attempt to redress this silence surrounding slavery and illustrate why it is important that this past is not forgotten. I have shown that each author has had a particular struggle with creating literature about slavery. We saw that Phillips’s works are involved with exploring the pasts absent from received British history; the exclusion of certain groups

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D’Aguiar
Máiréad Enright

National Maternity Hospital. 51 Even if we argue that these properties were not funded by laundry work, the valorisation of that work was part of what made the Magdalene orders respectable, and their other enterprises deserving of state funds. What is perhaps more surprising is that modes of contractual governance and dispossession applied to Magdalene Laundry survivors in the past persist in the state's efforts to offer them restorative justice in the present. Survivors could apply for redress

in Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries
The nurses’ role in wound management in civilian hospitals during the Second World War
David Justham

the redressing of both surgical and traumatic wounds, yet details of specific wounds 190 ‘Those maggots – they did a wonderful job’ were not recalled during the interviews. Some respondents remembered aspects of wound management during surgical procedures in the operating theatre. Analysis of the interview data is organised under a series of themes which address wartime challenges, the dressing round, the preparation of equipment and materials for wound dressing, and the management of wound infection. These themes serve to illustrate the routinisation of nursing

in One hundred years of wartime nursing practices, 1854–1953
Lucy Simpson-Kilbane

admitted to such institutions, 13 the Ryan Report concluded that, between 1936 and 1999, many children were physically, psychologically, and sexually abused by both religious and lay staff while in out-of-home care. 14 In 2002, the Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB) was established to compensate and assist those who had suffered in residential children's homes and, crucially, other institutions ‘in respect of which a public

in Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries
Property, patriarchy and women’s legal status in England and America
Lindsay R. Moore

1 The varieties of Anglo-American law: property, patriarchy and women’s legal status in England and America T he English legal system was the subject of much controversy and debate in the seventeenth century. Some contemporary writers decried the dilatory proceedings, high costs and obscure language which characterised litigation and legal procedures, while others believed that the legal system had become so cumbersome and labyrinthine as to make it all but inaccessible to the average person seeking justice and legal redress in the courts.1 According to

in Women before the court