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Confronting relativism in Serbia and Croatia

conationals. This concluding section highlights some of the main themes in this study, drawing together many of the theoretical and empirical strands that have been discussed in the preceding eight chapters. As I described throughout, a teleological understanding of history proved to be of central importance for both Serbian and Croatian nationalist writers during the 1990s. Myths of Covenant, Fall, and Redemption were of particular importance, as was the general theme of good against evil. Serbs and Croats were particularly susceptible to these types of myths because of

in Balkan holocausts?
The impact of EU membership and advancing integration

consequence of the joining of the newest member states, Austria, Finland and Sweden, that obtained European Union membership in 1995? While it is hard to substantiate such an influence firmly, it seems obvious that, by their geographical location and history, these countries are likely to be among the Union members most interested in the political, economic and social development of Central and Eastern Europe. This could well turn out to be a source of additional support for the already clearly established trend to step up assistance efforts for countries in that region

in EU development cooperation
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Reflections in a distorting mirror

become of Kosovo when KFOR leaves? What will become of Chechnya when Russia wins? NATO’s interpretation of the events in Kosovo has clearly won the day in Europe. The notion of ‘humanitarian intervention’ has given a remarkably high degree of legitimacy to the Alliance’s Kosovo policy during the war and in its aftermath. European politicians and the public seem to agree that

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Literary satire and Oskar Panizza’s Psichopatia criminalis (1898)

that establish a framing narrative, followed by four ‘diagnostic chapters’ on the phenomena of: softening of the brain; mania; melancholy; and paranoia. In turn, these ∙ 91 ∙ A HISTORY OF THE CASE STUDY are followed by five sets of case notes about intellectuals afflicted with the frightful condition. The threefold structure of Psichopatia criminalis is a most peculiar form that contributes both to the satirical character of the work and to its subversion. Preface and introduction establish the framework of reference and entail a hefty satire against members of the

in A history of the case study

the situation, one of a ‘deepening humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Kosovo as Yugoslav military and security forces continue and intensify their attacks on their own people’. 3 The Milosevic regime, however, claimed this to be untrue and spoke of NATO aggression against Yugoslavia. 4 Milosevic insisted that the French and British people ‘should be ashamed of

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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A European fin de siècle

signifying Europe at the end of modernity, a trademark European fin de siècle . Kosovo between Idealpolitik and Realpolitik Kosovo is the first war in history said to be fought in pursuit of principle, not interest. What is at stake is a radical revision of the moral (and, perhaps subsequently, the legal and institutional) basis of the international system. The

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Nursing and medical records in the Imperial War in Ethiopia (1935–36)

(Turin: SEI Editore, 1994), pp. 257–60. 38 A. Sbacchi, ‘The archives of the Consolata mission and the formation of the Italian Empire, 1913–1943’, History in Africa, 5:21 (1998), 320–62. 39 Carl Gustaf von Rosen (1909–1977), Swedish pioneer, aviator and humanitarian. 40 N. Rankin, Telegram from Guernica: The Extraordinary Life of George Steer, War Correspondent (London: Faber & Faber, 2003), pp. 174–7. 41 G. Rochat, ‘L’impiego dei gas nella guerra d’Etiopia 1935–1936’, in Guerre italiane in Libia e in Etiopia (Roma: Pagur Editore, 1991), pp. 157–68. 42 P

in Colonial caring

it by the 1930s; US racialised imaginaries of African primitivity then, later, African-American physicality, musicality and criminality; and Soviet imaginaries of state socialist Europe at the vanguard of a new humanitarian civilising mission to develop and modernise postcolonial Africa all contributing (Todorova 2006 ). Equivalent sources for the Yugoslav region's translations of ‘race’ would be similar but – because of its pre-unification history as well as the geopolitics of socialist Non-Alignment – not the same. Yugoslavia's participation

in Race and the Yugoslav region

may have helped them to ‘escape’ their daily hard work, while continued praise and public acknowledgement of their uncomplaining acceptance of arduous conditions encountered in the course of providing a humanitarian service to the sick and wounded would have raised their professional confidence, and challenged the perception that women were physically inferior.54 Nevertheless, not all nurses were seeking opportunities for social exploits during their wartime service. Ethel Becher, who by the First World War had been promoted to Matron-in-Chief of the Queen Alexandra

in Colonial caring

1 Salvaging soldiers, comforting men On 2 September 1939, the eve of the Second World War, the Nursing Mirror declared that a nurse ‘is not brought up to expect ease and comfort, but rather to learn to create ease and comfort for others’.1 This chapter examines the role of military nurses in war zones across the globe in providing this ‘ease and comfort’ for their combatant patients, and doing so in increasingly confident and humanitarian modes. Preparations began for the mobilisation of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAs), their

in Negotiating nursing