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Peter Burnell

vigorously contested inside a single discipline such as sociology or within a distinct geopolitical region than are the divisions that appear most clearly to set the disciplines or regions apart. After all, neither Marxism and dependency theory nor social constructivism and post-modernism have any respect for national or disciplinary boundaries. Put starkly, it is feasible that political researchers interested in democratization could gain more by collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines than by engaging with specialists from certain other branches of political

in Democratization through the looking-glass
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

histories of human belonging that never constitute a one or a whole” as existing alongside yet exceeding the authority of historicism. 62 How are these measures connected to questions of time and space? Consider now pervasive constructivism(s), ever in the air, that project totalities and universals as principally insubstantial because they are socially constructed. Against these presumptions, Chakrabarty

in Subjects of modernity
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Coreen Anne McGuire

argued that the dichotomy between the social and medical model is too strong, and that it does not account for the full variety and divergence within characterisations of disability. In her book, she offers an alternative account, called the value-neutral model, which reframes (physical) disability as ‘a way of being a minority body’. 70 Barnes thus argues for a moderate social constructivist view. To clarify this point, the social model is a version of social constructivism, but there are other socially constructed explanations of disability. For example, Kuhane

in Measuring difference, numbering normal
Beholding young people’s experiences and expressions of care through oral history performance
Kathleen Gallagher
Rachel Turner-King

”, what is “in their heads” or “in their hearts”. With our interest solidly placed in this idea of interiority (that is, the stuff “inside” of people), all our efforts to shape, change, inspire, or otherwise influence others are directed at people’s “insides”’ (Tilsen, 2018 : 14). Tilsen calls for youth workers to engage in a form of a critical pedagogy that goes beyond ‘essentialist notions of identity’ ( 2018 : 16). While Tilsen’s ‘narrative approach’ to youth work emphasises well-rehearsed notions of social constructivism, her discussion of ‘storying’ is most

in Performing care
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David Larsson Heidenblad

, Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2005) ; Robert Fox, ‘Fashioning the Discipline: History of Science in the European Intellectual Tradition’, Minerva 44.4 (2006) ; Harry Collins and Robert Evans, Rethinking Expertise (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007) ; Sven Widmalm (ed.), Vetenskapens sociala strukturer: Sju historiska fallstudier om konflikt, samverkan och makt (Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2008) ; Jon Agar

in The environmental turn in postwar Sweden
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Language games in the Kosovo war
Mika Aaltola

concept ‘magic’ may seem somewhat unorthodox in an academic essay like this. However, I use it to describe the power of language in the construction of what we consider to be ‘reality’. The main difference with modern discourses such as constructivism is that ‘magic’ as used here is not so much oriented towards discovering all-encompassing practices and rule structures, as it is

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Constructing security in historical perspective
Jonathan B. Isacoff

T HIS CHAPTER EXAMINES the concept of security through discursive contestation at the leadership level in a critical Middle Eastern case – that of Israel. The approach adopted here can be called historical constructivism in that it traces the fractured construction of security as a phenomenon that changes dramatically, and with significant political implications

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Is the CFSP sui generis?
Jakob C. Øhrgaard

. In other words, they are essentially instrumental in states’ pursuit of their exogenously defined national interests. More recent strands of international relations theory, such as multilateralism and social constructivism, attempt to address this problem of institutional impact on national interests. Multilateralism focuses on the generalised principles of conduct which are embedded in international

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Raymond Hinnebusch

environment where survival depended more on raw military power than success in ideological competition, the world of constructivism was giving way to that of realism. Finally, the 1970s oil boom had an ambivalent but mostly deleterious effect on Arabism. On the one hand, it generated trans-state movements of labour and capital that, to an extent, integrated the Arab world; oil aid was used to heal inter-Arab conflicts, making the summit system more effective. On the other hand, oil differentiated the interests of the Arabs into rich and poor, detached

in The international politics of the Middle East
Public presence, discourse, and migrants as threat
Giannis Gkolfinopoulos

. ‘Defining Social Constructivism in Security Studies: The Normative Dilemma of Writing Security’, Alternatives: Global, Local, Political 27(1): 41–62. Konstantinidou, C., 2001. Social Representations of Crime: The Criminality of Albanian Immigrants in the Greek Press , Athens/Komotini: Sakkoulas Publications (in Greek). Lafazani, O., 2012. ‘The Border

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