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David Rieff

. The real shock has been to the human rights movement, wedded for too long to a deterministic view that its triumph was inevitable. The panic, but more importantly the disorientation, one encounters these days in the publications of groups like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International is an emblem of this. 4 This does not mean that coping with these changes will be easy or morally clear-cut for humanitarians. It is hardly surprising that when its medical facilities and hospitals in Syria were targeted and in

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Claire Sutherland

their Allied support during the eleven-month Soviet blockade in 1948–49. Even the entrepreneurship of capitalists and industrialists fuelling the West German Wirtschaftswunder (economic miracle) was respected, in spite of their frequently unsavoury wartime activities (Swaffar 2001 , 136). A new literary hero also emerged to embody this disorientation, a ‘rebel without a cause’ whose principal aim was to break free not only

in Soldered states
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Claire Sutherland

underlines how deeply the GDR regime, modelled on the Soviet system, had affected Biermann’s ability to relate to his fellow Germans across the border and live a normal life there. It also gives a sense of the disorientation felt in 1989 by East Germans, who even struggled with everyday tasks like grocery shopping due to the glut of unfamiliar products which suddenly became available (Confino & Fritzsche 2002 ). Despite failing in

in Soldered states
Thomas Hennessey

period of time, produce a drastic and deleterious effect upon persons of weak attitudes to suggestion generally. That is to say those persons who are, in common parlance, weak characters, weak-willed, with constitutional defects of “will power”, could be broken down by pernicious indirect suggestions of insanity, physical illness or drug psychosis’. It was possible, for example, to suggest to a ‘weak’ patient, the physical and mental symptoms of violent digestive disorders, visual and mental disorientation and even pregnancy; but the stimulation of such things was

in Britain’s Korean War
Jean-François Drolet

liberal modernity, which along with the disorientation of the theatres of war risked exceeding the rational limitations of the ‘belligerent peace’ cultivated by superpowers and supranational institutions. The danger here did not reside strictly in the disunity and devaluation intrinsic to the unification sought by the superpowers. It also stemmed from the fact that there would always exist terse powers and elements of resistance beyond the false East–​West alternative. Schmitt saw that it was in the very nature of values and the horizontal mode of network governance

in American foreign policy
Gill Allwood and Khursheed Wadia

undergone FGM.The Maternity Alliance’s report Mothers in Exile found that: Asylum seekers and their babies survived in a support system that fell far short of meeting their most basic needs for adequate food and safe shelter. Already lonely, disorientated and grieving, half of the women also experienced neglect, disrespect and racism from the maternity services. (McLeish 2002: 1) Allwood 03 24/2/10 10:28 Page 87 Refugee women in Britain In full-board emergency accommodation hotels, pregnant and breastfeeding women went hungry and missed meals to attend hospital

in Refugee women in Britain and France
Carla Konta

Yugoslavia the opportunity to place itself at the ‘world’s crossroads between East, West, and South.’ 80 For USIS, this inevitably caused a sense of disorientation. As Walter Roberts, Belgrade’s PAO in the early 1960s, remembers the Yugoslav Foreign Office telling him in 1960, ‘They told us, “confidentially,” that this was done to rein in the Soviets. I personally had no doubt they told the Soviets that they did it in order to rein in the Americans.’ 81 Roberts’s point correctly underscores what the 1959 investigation report mentioned as Soviet pressure. ‘They have

in US public diplomacy in socialist Yugoslavia, 1950–70
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Representation, recognition and respect in world politics
Constance Duncombe

and the people – are presented as part of a ‘disorientating, alien and often frightening world’ where it is unthinkable to find ‘one man in all of this ’. 2 Coupled with the trailer tagline of ‘an event that shocked the world’, the imagery speaks to the imagined dialectic of the enlightened West/Self and the subordinate non-West/Other. Representations of life in the non-West are visualised via such Hollywood films very differently to that of the West – the latter is positioned as knowable, organised and accessible in comparison to the portrayal

in Representation, recognition and respect in world politics