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The English since 1800
Donald M. MacRaild

4 An imperial, utopian and ‘visible’ diaspora: the English since 1800 Donald M. MacRaild During one of those grand tours of the empire, which became popular among wealthy Victorians, the novelist and essayist, Anthony Trollope made some sharp observations on the effect distance had on patriotism. Writing in 1873, Trollope stated that the New Zealander, descendant of the English, is the most ‘John Bullish’ and ‘admits the supremacy of England to every place in the world, only he is more English than any Englishman’.1 Trollope’s point aligned with the oft

in British and Irish diasporas
Patrick Müller

4  Secular millenarianism as a radical utopian project in Shaftesbury Patrick Müller Shaftesbury and the concept of ‘radicalism’ In Philip Kerr’s mystery thriller, Dark Matter, a crime story set in late seventeenth-century England, Lord Ashley, MP for Poole, features as the ringleader in a dark plot ‘to massacre London’s Roman Catholics’ eventually uncovered by Isaac Newton. According to Kerr’s hero Newton, Lord Ashley is a member of the Kit-Kat Club and – consequently, the suggestion is – ‘a dreadful snob’ following in his grandfather’s footsteps, the first

in Radical voices, radical ways
Jane Martin

9 Reflections, connections and Utopian visions To have become a Socialist is to have learnt something, to have made an intellectual and a moral step, to have discovered a general purpose in life and a new meaning in duty and brotherhood. (H.G. Wells, 1909)1 In my mother’s eyes, inspired by the Socialist ideal, undimmed by cynicism, alight with faith in our common labours, despite all her troubles, disappointments, and unceasing poverty, were shining hope, belief, and the purpose of a better future. (Margaret McCarthy, 1953)2 The first quotation comes from New

in Making socialists
The tragedy (and comedy) of accelerated modernisation
Kieran Keohane
Carmen Kuhling

7 Millenarianism and utopianism in the new Ireland: the tragedy (and comedy) of accelerated modernisation KIERAN KEOHANE and CARMEN KUHLING There is a mode of vital experience – experience of space and time, of the self and others, of life’s possibilities and perils – that is shared by men and women all over the world today. I will call this body of experience ‘modernity’. To be modern is to find ourselves in an environment that promises us adventure, power, joy, growth, transformation of ourselves and the world – and, at the same time, that threatens to

in The end of Irish history?
Brad Millington
Brian Wilson

provocative and valuable. Most of all, Blackwelder’s vision of golf’s (organic) future can be seen as a step towards unsettling established wisdom on golf’s relationship with the environment in a ‘ radical but non-partisan ’ and ‘ utopian but realistic ’ way. It is radical because it suggests a transformational response to golf-related environmental problems: to carry out Blackwelder’s vision would mean to undermine existing relationships between the chemical industry and golf industry, thus

in The greening of golf
Eurimages and the Funding of Dystopia
Aidan Power

Since its inception by the Council of Europe in 1989, Eurimages has been to the fore in financing European co-productions with the aim of fostering integration and cooperation in artistic and industry circles and has helped finance over 1,600 feature films, animations and documentaries. Taking as its thesis the idea that the CoE seeks to perpetuate Europes utopian ideals, despite the dystopian realities that frequently undermine both the EU and the continent at large, this article analyses select Eurimages-funded dystopian films from industrial, aesthetic and socio-cultural standpoints with a view toward decoding institutionally embedded critiques of the European project.

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

research presented in this paper emerges from interviews and fieldwork conducted between 2016 and 2019 as part the Architectures of Displacement project, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK and managed from the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford. 2 In the next section of this article, I set out a series of common criticisms of architecture by humanitarians, pointing to frequently unrealistic utopianism and a lack of practicality. In the second

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Amanda Alencar
Julia Camargo

this abstract imaginary by developing specific training on, for example, female empowerment, entrepreneurship and self-care. During informal conversations with these stakeholders, there were some suggestions that the Venezuelan women’s output exceeded the initial goals of the project despite the structural challenges of connectivity in the state of Roraima and the participants’ lack of experience in digital work. Comparing the techno-utopian imaginaries of top-down actors

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Joël Glasman
Brendan Lawson

Age meant that ‘massive amounts of data and applied mathematics [would] replace every theory of human behavior, from linguistics to sociology’. During the fever of digital utopianism that characterised much of the 1990s and early 2000s, such a claim made a lot of sense. But in the subsequent years, this statement has aged more like milk than wine. From 2008, we have witnessed an ever-increasing expansion of data collection: from the Petabyte to the Zettabyte Age. The

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

), The Impact of Increased Self-Employment and Insecure Work on the Public Finances ( London : Trades Union Congress ). Turner , F. ( 2006 ), From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism ( Chicago and London : University of Chicago Press ). UNDP ( 2008 ), Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor ( New York : United Nations Development Programme ). UNGP ( 2009 ) ‘ United

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs