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Barry, ‘Humanity and Justice in Global Perspective’, p. 207. 14 Cf. H. Shue, ‘Morality, Politics and Humanitarian Assistance’, in B. Nichols and G. Loescher (eds), The Moral Nation: Humanitarianism and U.S. Foreign Policy Today (Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, 1989), pp. 14–16, and Jones, Global Justice , p. 13

in Political concepts
Evolution of the normative basis

reflected a genuine effort on the part of the international community to stop humanitarian catastrophes, they did nevertheless characterise a normative insistence on humanitarianism and human rights; see R. A. Falk, Human Rights Horizons: The Pursuit of Justice in A Globalizing World (London: Routledge, 2000 ), p. 169. In his ‘Two concepts of sovereignty’, Kofi Annan makes

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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human and the non-­human, those politically qualified and those not, humanitarianism shares a secret solidarity with the exclusionary practices of the state and the coloniser. There is a tension, the chapter argues, between small actions, face-to-face, and the desire to do more: to change the world. In the fifth chapter, I reflect on the work of memory scholars. Inspired by a reading of Chris Marker’s film La Jétee, I explore concepts of time. La Jétee offers contrasting fantasies of the future, whilst also offering glimpses of a time that builds itself around us. I

in Change and the politics of certainty
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Rethinking anarchist strategies

, opportunity, perception and aspiration do not still exist, since clearly they do, maintaining inequality in many global contexts. However, focusing on any one economic group as the agent of change is misleading in the extreme, just as hanging on to notions of class more reminiscent of the era of George Orwell (1949, 1984) or Richard Hoggart (1957) is also unhelpful. It is important to remember that in times of social change, the working classes have been found to work both for the forces of liberation and reaction, as have members of the other socio-economic classes. As

in Changing anarchism

must be understood as directed at maintaining civil society – the global society of rights holders which has no borders’. 69 Not everyone, however, accepts the narrow rationale of just protecting human rights. According to Oliver Ramsbotham, ‘humanitarian intervention means cross-border action by the international community in response to human suffering’ more broadly. 70 Ramsbotham identifies various forms of humanitarian

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security

is no longer read as a structural necessity, which has opened the way for new organising principles and departures. The grand narrative of regular and instrumental major war has been replaced by a pattern of violence which is more localised and less easy to define as either ‘internal’ or ‘external’. 12 Students of global politics are therefore faced with a choice: should they continue to label these

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Democratisation, nationalism and security in former Yugoslavia

’, identity and security are difficult to bring together. Oliver Richmond argues that the resulting tension creates ‘a normative discourse … focusing on humanitarianism, culture and identity, and motivated by a need to regain “order” and protect the status quo on the part of the dominant actors of the international system’. 1 NATO has taken a prominent security role in the international attempts to make work

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
Current policy options and issues

contributing to or benefiting from political violence. Initiatives such as the UN Global Compact, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the OECD’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provide a foundation for companies and their shareholders who are seeking to minimise or reverse their negative impact on conflict dynamics. Several well-known cases, such as shareholder pressure on Talisman Energy to address its role in the Sudanese conflict, are illustrative of the increasing pressure to hold companies in ‘zones of peace’ accountable for their

in Building a peace economy?
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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos

and humanitarianism towards migrants and thus conceptualise the border very differently from mainland Greeks. As the leader of the group pointed out, the locals ‘see this as primarily a humanitarian problem, not a political one’. In the following section, we argue that the humanitarian lens through which locals approach the problem is not limited to the community, but also involves the local authorities. In turn, this has created opportunities for civil society to push for the accommodation of migrant demands, at times even replacing the sovereign state. To explore

in Migrating borders and moving times
The analytical framework

multilateral evolution and the related question global governance’ through the method of historical structures, 6 his study has also an explicit prescriptive quality. It places the UN as an organisation in the broader context of the evolution of multilateralism (understood as a deep organising principle which may have several concrete manifestations – institutions), pays

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change