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11 Polio vaccination, political authority and the Nigerian state Elisha P. Renne So I told him [a soldier] that even if they are going to kill me, I will not allow the governor to enter my house … I also said in the governor's presence that even if President Jonathan comes here, I will not allow them to immunize my child. So the governor

in The politics of vaccination
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Antonín Salač and the French School at Athens

’2 – especially these last two – on a wide range of topics, particularly epigraphy, ancient Greek and Roman religion and numismatics; later in his career, he turned toward Byzantology (see Avenarius et al., 1992; Havlíková, 1999). Salač conducted archaeological excavations in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria, among the first excavations under the Czechoslovak flag. However, his most significant legacy may be as an ‘organiser of scholarly life’,3 as founder of the still-extant Centre for Greek, Roman and Latin Studies4 (now, the Centre for Classical Studies)5 at the

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
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himself held. For Oakeshott, personal and family life was the stuff of existence; ordinary people rightly gave little attention to politics. Liberals, like the traditionalist Oakeshott, identify a private space into which the state has no right to enter. An invasion of this private space by the state appears, to liberals, the essence of tyranny. In marked contrast, Aristotle famously observed in his

in Understanding political ideas and movements
The Indian experience

women’s struggles within a given political context. Women’s movements Women have always been active in Indian political life though their visibility and autonomy have varied from one historical phase to another.4 Women have participated at all levels of public life, from local to national level, and engaged in both non-violent and violent struggles. They 226 CASE STUDIES have been accepted in public life once they have entered it, both because of the iconography of motherhood — Bharat Mata (Mother India) — and because participation in all forms of public life from

in Mainstreaming gender, democratizing the state?
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Inheriting the Task of Creative Democracy

control over democratic government and dispelling the political apathy such a state 130 John Dewey of affairs casts over the masses. Our problem, just like Dewey’s, is how to help reorganize the public towards the democratic way of life and the practice of creative democracy. This requires that we recognize that democracy abroad is only possible with democracy at home and that we re-establish what Dewey called the ‘fighting faith’ of democratic politics. These challenges mark the continuity between Dewey’s Great Society and our own present of neo

in John Dewey
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heroism and EDKINS 9781526119032 PRINT.indd 95 22/02/2019 08:34 96 change and the politics of certainty sacrifice that reinforces the national story, survivors or witnesses of traumatic events often prefer a more open form of memorialisation, one that encircles the trauma and challenges the narrative. Practices of memory in relation to traumatic events could thus potentially provide openings for prising apart the forms of sovereign power we call the state and the ways of life produced by such forms of power.4 However, the echo of an ingrained temporal linearity

in Change and the politics of certainty

and closeted people from reflecting on their sexual preferences. Toleration Toleration of disliked or disapproved of people requires refraining from repression and official discouragement of the practices constitutive of these differences. Because interference can take the form of direct coercion, as in the case of repression, or insidious distortion, as in the case of discouragement, a political principle of toleration demands refraining from both. Principles of toleration are adopted by states when they refuse to interfere with peoples’ pursuit of life styles

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies

contemporary language, this is something of a ‘biopolitical’ relation in which the master controls and regulates not merely the life of another, but life in general, the plural, often indeterminate lives of a number of slaves. Such an interpersonal, or intersubjective power relation is a political relationship, insofar as it is a constitutive part and outcome of a political process of the

in Recognition and Global Politics
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1 Introduction Our political world is in constant motion. Our lives are continually shifting. Collective communicative structures which have held us together in various forms of communal life are relentlessly being challenged by new languages. Practices that have bound human beings together for thousands of years are transformed, gain new meaning and receive renewed significance. This book is a study of one such practice, dance. The book intervenes in critical conjunctures in political theory, bringing together new reflections on the moving body, spaces of

in Dance and politics
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customs and conventions that can 8 DEMOCRATIZATION THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS profoundly affect the working of formally democratic arrangements, especially at the ‘microphysical’ level. Traditionally, the way the embedded neo-patrimonial and clientelistic relationships of power complicate the transfer of Westernstyle democracy to Africa has been paradigmatic. In Africa Chabal and Daloz (1999: 9) say politics ‘is not functionally differentiated, or separated, from the socio-cultural considerations which govern everyday life . . . there is a constant and dynamic

in Democratization through the looking-glass