Economy, football and Istria
Alex J. Bellamy

, promoting Croatia internationally and creating a popular homogenising sense of national pride that the disastrous economy or the Catholic Church failed to do. On the other hand, club football in Croatia promoted anti-government activism. Such movements included those defending the name of Dinamo Zagreb and the regionalist anti-Zagreb sentiments that were promoted by the Torcida fans of the Hajduk Split football club. Dinamo Zagreb acted as a catalyst for one of the best-supported anti-Tuœman lobbies in Croatia. This was a particularly interesting group because the ‘Bad

in The formation of Croatian national identity
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The autonomous life?
Nazima Kadir

recognize as a legitimate form of squatter activism. Duivenvoorden writes that between 1964–99, approximately 45,000 to 70,000 people in Amsterdam had some involvement with the squatters movement, the overwhelming majority of whom were not activists and whose participation derived from a diversity of motivations. Consider, for example, that in this movement, there were macrobiotic squats, vegan squats, feminist squats which prohibited the presence of men, as well as squatters who only sought free housing and lacked

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Obama, Trump and the Asia Pacific political economy
Michael Mastanduno

its commitment to NATO, proved unwilling to withdraw from the Middle East (despite the President’s eagerness to do so), and continued engagement as a resident power in the Asia Pacific. If neither hegemony nor retrenchment, then what? The NSS suggests a third alternative – a muscular activism that informs a strategy of onshore balancing , including forward military deployments, against regional threats. Iran is the target in the Middle East; Trump officials abandoned the Iranian nuclear deal, re-imposed sanctions, and tried to organise a de facto coalition

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Nonconformist religion in nineteenth-century pacifism
Heloise Brown

commitment to testimony against war; the other, the influence of Evangelicalism. This chapter considers the importance of Evangelical religion in nonconformist pacifism, particularly the Peace Society, and the impact that theological developments within the Society of Friends had upon the peace movement. David Bebbington has argued that Evangelicalism was based upon four key elements: conversion, in which an individual experienced a crisis which changed their personal faith; activism, or a commitment to spreading the word about the importance of conversion; biblicism, or

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A social representation of scientific expertise
Warren Pearce and Brigitte Nerlich

’s combination of scientific ideas with personal stories and political activism echoes Dewey’s call for ‘bare ideas’ to have ‘imaginative content and emotional appeal’ in order to be effective (Dewey, 1989: 115). AIT also takes seriously Dewey’s notion that scientific expertise is a social product rather than the result of individual scientific brilliance and that science communication marks the return of knowledge to its rightful owners: the public (Brown, 2009: 150). Indeed, AIT takes this one step further by seeking to empower its audience to gain the expertise to go out

in Science and the politics of openness
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The ethics and politics of memory in an age of mass culture
Alison Landsberg

people who hail from radically different backgrounds, and to foster the formation not necessarily of communities, but of political alliances across those differences. Cyberspace offers an arena in which large-scale, strategic alliances can be mobilised quickly and efficiently to enable political activism. For example, the Internet was crucial in coordinating the public demonstrations that interrupted the

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La gauche de la gauche
Jim Wolfreys

-term engagements has also been cited as evidence of a new type of activism stripped of both Beyond the mainstream: la gauche de la gauche 97 the republican notion of individuals as citizens and the communitarian sociabilities which, despite everything, managed to insert themselves between the citizen and the nation to structure the work of voluntary groups (Ion, 1994: 36–7). Clearly, during the 1980s the relationship between the mainstream left and social movements, once fairly close, changed significantly. Symptomatic of this change is the experience of SOS Racisme. By the

in The French party system
Sunil S. Amrith

-Brahmin activism in Tamil Nadu translated into a widely implemented program of affirmative action (‘reservations’) in the health sector, with the result that the ‘social distance’ between medical workers and patients is perhaps smaller in Tamil Nadu than elsewhere (Visaria 2000). The pioneering Mid-Day Meals Scheme, for instance, which has subsequently been implemented widely in other states – was a direct initiative of the charismatic film-star-turned-Chief-Minister, M.G. Ramachandran (‘MGR’). Launching the scheme in 1982, MGR declared: 139 Bayly 05_Tonra 01 21/06/2011 10

in History, historians and development policy
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Kirsti Bohata, Alexandra Jones, Mike Mantin, and Steven Thompson

life in such places for an outside audience, were much less likely to comment upon it in quite the same ways. This did not mean that disability as a result of industrial accident or chronic disease was simply passively accepted by coalfields workers. For the people of mining communities, the toll of impairment, disease and disability gave rise to new forms of organisation and to a particular political activism, both of which placed disability at their core and attempted to assist the victims of coal 250 DIS ABILITY IN INDU S TRIAL BRITAIN exploitation. Friendly

in Disability in industrial Britain
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Simon Parry

within TIE reflected in Rare Earth and the health activism around HIV/AIDS reflected in The Inner Circle. As such the politics of the company’s practice seemed to track closely the way the ‘politics of life itself ’ evolves as an iteration of biopolitics. Y Touring’s work though cannot simply be seen as health or environmentalist education or activism, even if some of their projects have engaged with these fields. Their intervention into the politics of life, rather than espousing a particular activist agenda, has been to open up emergent objects, ideas and

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