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John Narayan

effort and thereby direct action’ (LW2 332, cf. 314, 327). The Global Democrat 49 One can find the same sustained, if not ever-growing, conviction that the Great Society was engendered by modern globalization and lacked political regulation at the international level when one reads elements of Dewey’s work through the Great Depression and the rise of trade protectionism, the build-up to the Second World War and in the aftermath of the defeat of the Axis Powers.7 The intervening years made it clear for Dewey that without a common rule of law and a machinery of

in John Dewey
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Confronting relativism in Serbia and Croatia
David Bruce MacDonald

cherished by the Jews. For example, there was a constant emphasis on sacrifice for an ideal, which was more a Christian than a Jewish concept. Serbs sacrificed themselves at Kosovo to become a chosen and holy nation; they sacrificed themselves at the Antemurale Christianitatis, to defend the West against the East. They sacrificed themselves in the First World War, during the first Yugoslavia, and then during the Second World War, through their contributions to Partisan victory. In the contemporary period, they were defending the West against Kosovar- and Bosnian Moslem

in Balkan holocausts?
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The discovery, commemoration and reinterment of eleven Alsatian victims of Nazi terror, 1947– 52
Devlin M. Scofield

uncertainty over the fate of targeted loved ones. A number of such cases found their tragic closure in April 1947 when, after an extended investigation that spanned the Franco-​German border, the bodies of eleven Alsatians were discovered outside the small community of Rammersweier, Baden. The victims had been murdered in the waning months of the Second World War by members of the Offenburg Gestapo.3 The corpses were exhumed and publicly reburied in the days following the discovery. A memorial at the execution site where the bodies were found and another roadside monument

in Human remains in society
The organisation of war-escalation in the Krajina region of Croatia 1990–91
Hannes Grandits and Carolin Leutloff

1 Discourses, actors, violence: the organisation of war-escalation in the Krajina region of Croatia 1990–91 1 Hannes Grandits and Carolin Leutloff Introduction  6  1990 the second and final round of the first free multi-party elections since the end of the Second World War were held in Croatia. At that time it was still a socialist republic within the Yugoslavian Federation. The results of the elections were quite surprising. It was expected that the former Communist Party would lose its absolute political predominance, but the decisive victory of the

in Potentials of disorder
Geoffrey K. Roberts and Patricia Hogwood

controversies concerning political issues are resolved by adoption of generally acceptable compromises. The term ‘adversary politics’ was applied particularly to the British House of Commons in the post-Second World War period, where the Labour and Conservative parties opposed each other on issues such as state control of industry, comprehensive education and housing policy (e.g. the iron and steel industry was twice nationalised and

in The politics today companion to West European Politics
War memorials, memory and imperial knowledge
Katie Pickles

diverse landscapes, from public squares to quiet cemeteries. As in other ventures, the IODE collaborated with different interest groups, local, national and international. Figure 6.1 shows the IODE assembled, in May 1939, on the eve of the Second World War at the Cenotaph outside of City Hall in Toronto. Paying homage to Canada’s war-dead at stone memorials has always been an important part of the IODE

in Female imperialism and national identity
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David Bruce MacDonald

‘Brotherhood and Unity’, would soon end their coexistence when the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) rolled into Slovenia to prevent Slovenian independence by force. In Croatia, Serbian irregulars instigated violent clashes with Croatian paramilitary forces, followed once more by the intervention of the JNA. As the fighting spread from Eastern Slavonia to the Krajina, and then south-east to Bosnia-Hercegovina, it was clear that Europe was witnessing its first major military conflict since the Second World War, and few understood what was going on. While several constituent

in Balkan holocausts?
Defending Cold War Canada
Katie Pickles

: ‘Therefore, may I say that the undeviating purpose of our Order is to foster and maintain our Dominion and maintain for our Dominion and our Empire our way of life, our freedom of choice and, as a matter of fact, all that we connote or imply in our meaning of the word Democracy.’ 11 Britain’s battered post-Second World War economic position and the movement towards independence of Commonwealth

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

was popular among liberals and some socialists during the early nineteenth century. After the First World War it was resurrected in the institution of the League of Nations, founded on the principles of national self-determination and collective security. After the Second World War this form of nationalism was embodied in the United Nations and other liberal international bodies set up to regulate human rights and the free

in Understanding political ideas and movements
Charles V. Reed

that could not be dictated from Britain, from colonial capitals, or by local social elites. During the twentieth century, they would re-emerge in the demands of Second World War veterans, the claims of the Windrush generation, and British Muslims in the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings. In Britain, the revived public consciousness of the empire resulted from the experiences of the war and anxieties

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