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Post-ideology and the politics of periodization
Adriaan van Veldhuizen

fanaticism in general and communism in particular. In 1960 Bell had published The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, a collection of essays that concludes with an essay on ‘The End of Ideology in the West’. 28 Lipset in the same year observed that the ‘characteristic pattern of stable Western democracies in the mid-twentieth century is that they are in a “post-politics” phase’ (thereby casually introducing yet another post-concept). 29 Although the general theses of these

in Post-everything
Vaccine scares, statesmanship and the media
Andrea Stöckl and Anna Smajdor

of Afghanistan in 2001 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Blair's political style has been linked to a new type of personalised political leadership which emerged at the end of the twentieth century in western democracies. This style of politics has seen an increase in the importance of the political leader over the collective of the party. The democratic decision-making process has been reduced to one individual who influences public opinion

in The politics of vaccination
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Bill Schwarz

which gave life to colonial aspiration made new thought possible. An early witness to this was Stafford Cripps in 1937, momentarily espousing a role as outrider to the left sects. He contributed a foreword to Africa and World Peace in which he commended Padmore’s ‘courageous exposure of the great myth of the civilising mission of western democracies in Africa’. 39 Much later, in commenting on the

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
The case of colonial India and Africa
C. A. Bayly

methodology of the social historians’ approach may help to nuance policy initiatives by emphasizing the complexity of historical causation. In the case centrally discussed above, the ‘institutions’ most likely to generate welfare will not necessarily bear much resemblance to the common forms of western democracy and governance. They may for instance, be indigenous councils, conclaves of elders, religious institutions or cultural performances. Third, entrepreneurial classes may become corrupt when they operate as monopolists, but indigenous entrepreneurial traditions

in History, historians and development policy
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Colonial subjects and the appeal for imperial justice
Charles V. Reed

Walk to Freedom , Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most famous anti-colonial nationalists, ‘confess[es] to being somewhat of an Anglophile’. 127 He continues: When I thought of Western democracy and freedom, I thought of the British parliamentary system. In so many ways, the very model of the gentleman for me was an

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