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Bryony Dixon

can be left for the moment. We deal with the emergencies first, and the others when we can. Most of an archivist’s job will be a race against time to deal with the emergencies, ‘A and E’, if you like. Other cases are diagnosed for treatment in the longer term and are sent up to the various ‘wards’. Access policy is a way of prioritising the non-urgent cases for ‘preservation’ (keeping them alive as

in British cinema of the 1950s
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Jenny Edkins

volumes of donations, but it was left to volunteers from the local community to organise collection and distribution. Even emergency accommodation for those who had escaped the blaze was not forthcoming at first. All that happened was that the press corps arrived in force, interviewing people they came across on the surrounding streets, looking for the most deeply distressed. Chahine Bouchab, a volunteer from a neighbouring block, summarised the feeling succinctly: If I had known the council was not going to show up, on 7pm on day one I would have called the UN to get

in Change and the politics of certainty
What contribution to regional security?
Panagiota Manoli

such as trafficking in people, migration, organised crime and social rights on the regional agenda. The BSEC has thus kept open channels of dialogue that could be important for emergency situations, fostered the accumulation of shared knowledge, and contributed to confidence building among its members.21 It aims to undertake projects and identify issues which provide the opportunity for increasing confidence and reduce the risk of conflict. However, BSEC interventions are always in non-military issues. Interventions in the fields of energy, transport and

in Limiting institutions?
Where and when does the violence end?
David M. Anderson and Paul J. Lane

the emergency was unveiled on 12 September 2015 in Nairobi’s Uhuru Park;5 and roads and streets throughout the country are named after the generals and captains of Mau Mau’s rag-​tag army.6 But there are other memories of rebellion that are not so easily assimilated into the political life of Kenya. Among those who opposed the rebels were many of their fellow Kikuyu. Driven by a wide range of motives and incentives,7 the so-​called ‘loyalist’ Kikuyu who refused to take Mau Mau’s oath of allegiance, who opposed violence, who retained their Christian convictions and

in Human remains in society
A conceptual framework for considering mapping projects as they change over time
Cate Turk

as foams 209 and changing circumstances, the temporal emergence of a crisis is echoed in the ways mappings emerge during crisis response. Maps are an essential medium for organising and sharing information in emergency contexts – think of the big wall maps common in emergency coordination centres. Crisis maps are online collaborations where volunteers create maps to help understand and respond to natural disasters and ­ political ­conflicts.  For example, following the huge storm Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda)  which hit the Philippines in November 2013

in Time for mapping
Colonialism and Native Health nursing in New Zealand, 1900–40
Linda Bryder

Western medicine and the State, as suggested by some commentators informed by social control and victimisation models of history writing.4 Rather, I will show how Native Health nurses were often thrown into emergency situations during outbreaks of infectious disease, totally reliant on the help and co-operation of the local people who far outnumbered them, and how they were required to negotiate and be flexible in their nursing practices. Past historians have addressed the origins of the scheme and some of the obstacles faced, but have not examined in depth the nurses

in Colonial caring
Elana Wilson Rowe

transitional 1990s could be described as haphazard, and focused primarily on emergency measures to alleviate acute fuel and supply shortages, attempting to respond to economic and social crisis in the region. Some areas (Chukotka, for example) experienced conditions of humanitarian crisis, necessitating the involvement of organisations such as the Red Cross (Thompson, 2009). As Helge Blakkisrud (2006) argues in his comprehensive study of Russia’s northern policy through the first Putin term, a key aspiration of Arctic policy was to draw a The rules of the road in Arctic

in Arctic governance
Deterrence policies and refugee strategies
Martin Bak Jørgensen

short time, most of the EU member states claimed that they were unable to cope with the situation and found themselves in a state of emergency, which called for – and also allowed for – exceptional measures. In reality, these exceptional measures breached the principle of free mobility 70 Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies for citizens and legally tolerated non-citizens within most of the EU according to the Schengen Agreement. This free mobility was de facto cancelled, at least in the south-to-north direction. Tensions arose around specific

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
Defending Cold War Canada
Katie Pickles

Sponsored by the Toronto Peace Council, the dean’s cross-Canada itinerary included Vancouver, supposedly under the auspices of the Vancouver branch of the Council of Canadian-Soviet Friendship. 41 The IODE used its influence to try to deny the dean entry to Canada. An emergency meeting of national officers in Toronto resulted in a message to acting Prime Minister Louis St Laurent, describing the

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Tuur Driesser

‘developing cost effective risk management and emergency management practices that address preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery for both natural and man-made disasters to assure safety and security’. This notion of preparedness is analysed by Fearnley (2007), who traces the history of US public health policies as part of the national civil defence system characterised by a logic of preparedness in contrast to that of insurance. While the latter, as Fearnley shows, informed the post-war establishment of social welfare states with national health care systems in

in Time for mapping