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A reminder from the present
Pete Shirlow

recognitions of Irishness and Britishness. The replacement of the claim to Northern Ireland contained in Articles 2 and 3 of the Irish Republic’s constitution with a more benign aspiration to unification is understood as a positive acceptance of the need for political renegotiation and understanding. The hosting of dual referenda clearly recognised and permitted a theoretical form of joint sovereignty, a North–South ministerial council and limited forms of cross-border cooperation. The compromises made by the Irish state were also reflected in the concerns of London to

in The end of Irish history?
A review and manifesto
Alan Warde

function as tools of social recognition, with the role of bad taste and cultural hostility particularly important. Rather it is to make the claim that much consumption is surreptitious, highly constrained and unremarkable. Everyone’s consumption is characterised, among other things, by acquiescence to external pressures, routinisation, normalised expectations, various acquisition, personalised appropriation, the dictates of convention and framing by public provision. These are processes which cannot be grasped, and indeed would normally be considered irrelevant, in

in Innovation by demand
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Transgressing the cordon sanitaire: understanding the English Defence League as a social movement
Hilary Pilkington

‘race’. The fact that ‘race’ is socially constructed – bereft of any sustainable biological foundation – is well established and has led to the recognition that the social phenomenon we are dealing with is not different ‘races’ but ‘the racialization of different “groups” that are culturally, socially and historically  constituted’ (St Louis, 2002: 652). At the same time, ‘race’ continues to have a ‘social materiality, “real” or “imagined”’ (2002: 653) as well as the capacity to order social relations through its social product, that is, racism. In this sense the

in Loud and proud
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Laura Chrisman

population to ‘catch up’ with it along a unilinear developmental path of revolutionary consciousness, Fanon emphasizes the ‘mutual current’ between leaders and people. Rather introduction 4 21/12/04 11:04 am Page 4 Introduction than occulting the pedagogical dimension of intellectual labor, he conceives of a mode of pedagogical leadership premised on the principle of mutual recognition being realized in the new national community, in which the roles of leaders and led are interchangeable. Thus is elaborated an organizational framework in which nationalist leadership

in Postcolonial contraventions
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

society. 8 Charles Alexandrowicz has argued that the shrinking of international society’s scope to ‘Eurocentrism’ was due to the switch from natural law, which was universal, to positivism, with its emphasis on treaty law, sovereignty, international personality and recognition (as constitutive of statehood) confined to the so-called ‘civilized states’ as original members of the ‘family of nations’. 9 This is arguable, for many nineteenth century jurists

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
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Simona Giordano, John Harris, and Lucio Piccirillo

transform the communication of science to the general public, particularly by making use of the cheap and easily accessible World Wide Web. What seems to emerge from their analysis is that science and politics can reconcile their inherent tensions, but this requires the ambition to effect radical transformations to the cultural framework in which scientists operate. Some of the authors in Part II argue that public or political recognition of the value of science raises specific political obligations. For example, Mertes (Chapter 11) suggests that the societal values that

in The freedom of scientific research
Reflections on the relationship between science and society from the perspective of physics
Lucio Piccirillo

today. Then we can get a long chain like this: Rain–rain–rain–no rain–no rain–no rain–rain–rain–rain–no rain–no rain–no rain . . . A pattern will emerge: there will be long ‘chains’ of rain or no rain based on how we set up our ‘chances’ or probabilities. All of this mathematical machinery could have been simply recorded in some Russian mathematical journal with absolutely no practical use. However, it turns out that Markov’s chains find use in many modern applications. To cite just a few: identifying genes in DNA molecules, algorithms in voice recognition and last

in The freedom of scientific research
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Tony Fitzpatrick

being neglected. Our aim in this chapter is not to establish the full range of these implications, since they span a much wider intellectual terrain than we are required to explore in this book. However, I do want to examine one aspect of that terrain: welfare reform. I will suggest that dialogical institutions and systems are the best means of achieving recognition, care and distributive justice while allowing the relevant tensions to be aired and discussed creatively, albeit in a way that never permits a final resolution. This means engaging with ideas of

in After the new social democracy
Rumours of bones and the remembrance of an exterminated people in Newfoundland - the emotive immateriality of human remains
John Harries

skeleton (not) in a glass case   227 exceeds and is insufficient to the constitution of the object. Within this formulation, unearthing is the process by which stuff come into being as human bones through a material hermeneutics of recognition that, among other things, reveals the trace of another, an absent presence who is immanent in but transcends the form and substance of that which remains.30 In Newfoundland there have been several such unearthings in which a Beothuk grave has been discovered and some, or usually all, of the bones removed, transported out of the

in Human remains in society
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Jeremy C.A. Smith

-​solving can be found in the opposite of this potential, which indeed is a great threat in the early twenty-​ first century: the retreat into nationalism, homelands and border closures, which are closures of the mind as well as closures of territory. The ‘mission’, if you will, of responding to the problems of the present therefore, as a second requisite, calls for recognition of complexity in collective modes of living and an appreciation for the extent of complexity in so-​called traditional societies. Too many instantiations of collective imaginaries throughout world

in Debating civilisations