Locating the monsters in the machine: an investigation of faith
Roda Madziva and Vivien Lowndes

faith, which may in turn obscure the context of the reception experience. The socio-political atmosphere of the UK is characterised by public and political discourses on growing asylum and immigration flows, ethnic and faith diversity, and their supposed link to community Evidence in adjudicating asylum claims 79 tensions and even terrorism (Joppke and Torpey, 2013). Particularly with regard to faith, as a presumed secular society the UK presents us with a paradox. On the one hand, successive governments have continued to show a public policy interest in faith

in Science and the politics of openness
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Tuur Driesser

‘anticipatory action’ arising from the increasing importance of new technologies in social and political life (Anderson, 2010). In the context of urban informatics, the formalisation and legitimation of anticipatory action as response to threats of terrorism, biosecurity and ecological disaster (Anderson, 2010) is routinely expressed in the field’s selfproclaimed potential to deliver sustainable, efficient and resilient cities. These tendencies fundamentally reshape originally linear temporalities by bringing – in particular ways – the future into the present; rewriting, in

in Time for mapping
José López Mazz

instruments such as the famous ‘prod’, which were intended to deliver better results and inflict fewer marks, both on the bodies of political detainees and on public opinion.16 The contemporary chapter of mass political violence begins with the events of 1968 and definitively comes to the fore in 1973, with coups in the region (Brazil in 1964, Argentina in 1964 and 1975, Chile in 1973, and Uruguay in 1973) consolidating army hegemony over the forces of repression. This change also created a new territorial scope for ‘state terrorism’, an extension of The military

in Human remains and identification
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Frontier patterns old and new
Philip Nanton

facilitated a range of illegal practices that are invariably secret. 9 In 1989, following the G7 Summit in Paris, an international consortium of governments established a Financial Action Task Force to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism. Since the events of 9/11 regulatory requirements have intensified and a plethora of these instruments, some collective, others set up by individual western

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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Paul Greenough, Stuart Blume and Christine Holmberg

). 42 Institute of Medicine (IOM), The Smallpox Vaccination Program: Public Health in the Age of Terrorism (Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2005); Stephen S. Morse, ‘Global Preparedness for Public Health Emergencies’, Journal of Public Health Policy , 28:2 (2007), pp. 196–200; A. Richmond, L. Hostler, G. Leeman and W. King, ‘A Brief History and Overview of CDC

in The politics of vaccination
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Amikam Nachmani

terrorism against Turkey and the United States’ bombing of Tripoli in 1986. Small wonder, that Washington breathed a massive sigh of relief when Erbakan resigned and his government was replaced by a secular coalition. Washington well aware that anger with and alienation from the West, due among other things to the EU’s incessant criticisms of Turkey and the American Congress’s embargo on the sale of weapons to Ankara, had fed the same radical religious sentiments in Turkey that had eventually brought the Welfare Party to power. Not wanting to repeat

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
Raymond Hinnebusch

structural adjustment, of unpopular and inequitable peace treaties with Israel, of a US campaign against terrorism and so-called ‘rogue states’. This, however, spelled increased domestic risks. While the Middle East region has proven more resistant than others have to the neo-liberal rules of the international economy, even its incremental integration into this order threatens to undermine the very foundations of current states. Regimes that have built their legitimacy on a distributive social contract are being pushed toward a policy of trickle-down capitalism. At least

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Obama’s legacy in US China Policy
Peter Gries

’s first trip abroad was to Asia. Having grown up in Indonesia and Hawaii, Obama may have been better placed than many East Coast American statesmen and women to recognise the growing geopolitical importance of a rising Asia, and he and Clinton set about Pivoting to Asia. Kurt Campbell, Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the Pivot’s primary architect, has argued at length that Obama’s Pivot to Asia was a ‘necessary course correction’ after a decade focusing on terrorism and the Middle East. 19 Campbell further argues that as

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
Christopher K. Colley and Sumit Gunguly

was making clear to New Delhi that he attached great importance to bilateral relations, as well as Indian concerns over the threat of terrorism confronting India. 14 Obama openly encouraged India to take a leadership role in Asia by stating, ‘In Asia, Indian leadership is expanding prosperity and the security across the region. And the United States welcomes and encourages India’s leadership role in helping to shape the rise of a stable, peaceful and prosperous Asia.’ 15 Singh’s trip to Washington was followed a year later with a visit by Obama to India. During

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
Obama, Trump and the Asia Pacific political economy
Michael Mastanduno

open trade and financial markets and the American model of deregulated capitalism. The tragedy of 11 September 2001 shifted the means to assert US hegemony rather than the goal itself. George W. Bush’s National Security Strategy of 2002 proclaimed the end of great power rivalry and that all major states stood with the United States against global terrorism. 5 Bush turned his attention from traditional great power politics to the periphery of the international system. In the face of a new threat he overcame America’s Vietnam era-inspired reluctance to intervene

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