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Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development
Alexandra Cosima Budabin
Lisa Ann Richey

‘Diplomacy, Development, and National Security’ in Washington on 26 March 2015, (accessed 18 October 2022). 3 E. D. Morel (1873–1924) was the British founder of the Congo Reform Association, which was created to address exploitation in the Congo Free State. In the image in the following link, he is sitting in front of a map of Africa

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Lessons Learned for Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Logan Cochrane

International Development (accessed 7 January 2020). Cochrane , L. ( 2017 ), Strengthening Food Security in Rural Ethiopia . Dissertation submitted to the University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada . Cochrane , L. , Corbett , J. , Evans , M. and Gill , M. ( 2017 ), ‘Searching for Social Justice in Crowdsourced Mapping’ Cartography and Geographic Information Science , 44 : 6 , 507 – 20 . Cochrane Consulting . ( 2018 ), Comparative Study of

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Natasha Feiner

Introduction On 13 March 1954, a British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Lockheed Constellation aircraft crashed at Kallang Airport, Singapore. Part way through a scheduled flight from Sydney to London, the aircraft struck a seawall on approach to runway six. The undercarriage was damaged and the integral fuel tank was disrupted. When the aircraft touched down on the runway the starboard wing broke off and the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft came to rest eighty yards from the seawall, in flames. A number of crew

in Balancing the self
Matthew M. Heaton

depressed, agitated and unsure of his surrounding’. He claimed he was about to die and that he heard voices calling his name in his native language. 3 With auditory hallucinations ongoing in a patient saddled with what his doctor termed ‘an inadequate and dependent personality’, his British doctors determined that it was ‘unwise to encourage his continued stay in this country’ and recommended that he

in Beyond the state
Crucial collaboration, hidden conflicts
Markku Hokkanen

, missionary medicine preceded British rule by nearly two decades, making it a crucial site for investigating relations and interactions between missions and the state. 3 As Vaughan and others have shown, there were notable differences as well as common ground between missionary and secular discourses of African illnesses and Western medicine in colonial Africa. 4 The focus of this chapter is on the connections

in Beyond the state

This book seeks to review the state of political issues early in the twenty-first century, when New Labour is in its second term of office. As part of the updating process it became necessary to choose which political issues are important. The book includes the main issues which appear in current Advanced Level Politics syllabuses. In the case of Edexcel, which offers a specific political issues option in its A2 specification, all the specified issues have been included. The book deals with the process of constitutional and political change which are issues in themselves. It also includes material on constitutional reform (incorporating the recent development of human rights in Britain), and devolution. The book includes the global recession and other recent political developments and looks at the important issues in British politics since 1945. It examines the key issues of British politics today: economic policy, the Welfare State, law and order, environment policy, Northern Ireland, issues concerning women, European integration and the European Union, and the impact of the European Union on Britain. The book also deals with the European Union and Britain's relationship to it. Finally, it must be emphasised that Britain's relationship to the European Union is in itself a political issue which has fundamentally changed the party system.

Alex Mold

critics take issue with the politics of inserting consumerism into healthcare, suggesting that it encourages selfish individualism on the part of patients and the prioritising of revenue over quality care among healthcare providers. 3 Despite these concerns, consumerist language, practices, and policies have become part of the fabric of health services in Britain. This was especially the case from the 1980s onwards, when various governments sought to reform the NHS along more market-orientated lines. The influence of consumerism

in Posters, protests, and prescriptions

This book provides a detailed consideration of the history of racing in British culture and society, and explores the cultural world of racing during the interwar years. The book shows how racing gave pleasure even to the supposedly respectable middle classes and gave some working-class groups hope and consolation during economically difficult times. Regular attendance and increased spending on betting were found across class and generation, and women too were keen participants. Enjoyed by the royal family and controlled by the Jockey Club and National Hunt Committee, racing's visible emphasis on rank and status helped defend hierarchy and gentlemanly amateurism, and provided support for more conservative British attitudes. The mass media provided a cumulative cultural validation of racing, helping define national and regional identity, and encouraging the affluent consumption of sporting experience and a frank enjoyment of betting. The broader cultural approach of the first half of the book is followed by an exploration if the internal culture of racing itself.

Was he more than just ‘Dr Took’?
Jonathan R. Trigg

11 Re-examining the contribution of Dr Robert Toope to knowledge in later seventeenth-century Britain: was he more than just ‘Dr Took’? Jonathan R. Trigg Had made dead skulls for coin the chymist’s share, The female corpse the surgeos purchas’d ware…1 This chapter presents a reflection on, and assessment of, the life, career and work of the little-studied seventeenth-century physician and ‘Renaissance man’ Robert Toope. He is currently, perhaps, chiefly known for his correspondence on wide-ranging, eclectic, subjects with the likes of fellow antiquarian John

in Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
Charles V. Reed

. Miriam Pilane of Bechuanaland, post-war interview 1 As Miriam Pilane saw it, the Tswana-speaking peoples of southern Africa were motivated to serve the British war effort during the Second World War because of their loyalty to a long-dead British Queen. While her invoking of the Great White Queen was, at some level, simply an instance of

in Royal tourists, colonial subjects and the making of a British world, 1860–1911