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Public presence, discourse, and migrants as threat
Giannis Gkolfinopoulos

established order. The Law School of Athens as mosque Another aspect of the threat that migrant public presence was made to signify was the direct undermining of the Greek-Orthodox nature of the Greek nation state, which is widely considered as its foundational bedrock. It is not accidental that the opening phrase of the Greek Constitution is ‘[i]‌n the name of the

in Security/ Mobility
A discourse view on the European Community and the abolition of border controls in the second half of the 1980s
Stef Wittendorp

fixtures. As Alison Mountz argues, ‘borders are always in a state of becoming, their conceptualization remains provisional in nature’ (Johnson et al. 2011 : 65). Accounts of bordering also moved away from the idea of borders as strictly territorial markers of state sovereignty. Borders are considered legal, social, political, and cultural markers that emerge across and inside territories (Parker and

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Security/ Mobility and politics of movement
Marie Beauchamps, Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese, Bruno Magalhães, and Sharon Weinblum

digital infrastructures until it is finally computed into risk assessments that intend to predict future occurrences of fire and thereby serve as a means of government. O’Grady points to the contingent nature of data, and how it changes both form and content as it becomes mobilised from one department to another. Similarly to Baur-Ahrens, the emphasis is on the mobile as well as the immobile parts of this journey at the end of

in Security/ Mobility
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

less the ‘savages’. Those in the ‘barbarous sphere’ enjoyed only partial recognition and inferior membership in the family of nations. 18 As for ‘savages’, the belief prevailed that they were ‘vanishing’, that they ‘were doomed to fall by the wayside’. 19 As the esteemed British Liberal politician Charles Dilke had put it, ‘[t]he gradual extinction of inferior races is not only a law of nature, but a blessing to mankind’. 20 In general

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

by the same law of nature cannot cast her off from its bosom’. 16 Similar views were voiced by an array of office-holders, from ex-President Thomas Jefferson to Secretary of State James Blaine in the early 1880s. 17 Four US Presidents, from John Quincy Adams in 1825, to James Buchanan in 1858, tried to purchase the island from Spain. 18 Here, a phrase from another country bordering the US comes to mind, attributed to the Mexican President Porfirio Díaz: ‘Poor Mexico

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

Frantz Despagnet, the Germans Franz von Liszt 85 and Adolphe de Floeckher 86 and the British Thomas Alfred Walker. 87 In 1895 Lawrence of Oxford University put it thus: 88 Should the cruelty be so long continued and so revolting that the best instincts of human nature are outraged by it, and should an opportunity arise for bringing it to an end and removing its cause without adding fuel to the flame of the contest, there is

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Analysing the example of data territorialisation
Andreas Baur-Ahrens

of the decentral and uncontrolled nature of the Internet. It is with reference to these threats that the structure of the Internet has been changing substantially in favour of further centralisation since the 1990s. But the relation between centrality/decentrality and security is not obvious at all. Both central and decentral designs represent a secure network: decentrality mainly due to the resilience and

in Security/ Mobility
Sharon Weinblum

, naturalisation procedures for non-Jews are rare and mostly confined to spouses of Israelis. As a consequence, the vast majority of immigrants who settle in Israel are Jews from abroad legally seen as ‘returning’ to Israel. The nature of immigration shifted slightly after the 1990s, when the Israeli government started calling temporary non-Jewish migrant workers to Israel. 3 However, despite the

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Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

exterminated by their merciless oppressors’. 165 His conclusion is worth stressing: ‘The interference of the Christian powers, to put an end to this bloody contest might, therefore, have been safely rested upon this ground alone [i.e. the ground of what he calls “the right of human nature”] without appealing to the interests of commerce and of the repose of Europe, which, as well as the interests of humanity, are alluded to in the treaty’. 166 Similarly Rougier pointed out that

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
Between humanitarianism and pragmatism
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

civilized nations. Russia could not consent to the abandonment at the mercy of the Bashibazouks the life and honour of the Christians’. 56 He called the Ottoman regime ‘an outrage to human nature’ and asserted that ‘Russia declared war against Turkey in the name of the interests of humanity … to put an end to a state of affairs that revolted the most respectable sentiments of the Russian people’. 57 In his proclamation to the army in Kishinev, where the official

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