A Focus on Community Engagement
Frédéric Le Marcis, Luisa Enria, Sharon Abramowitz, Almudena-Mari Saez and Sylvain Landry B. Faye

as essential to bend the curve. In some instances, community leadership took charge independently by developing ‘indigenous’ strategies to contain the social and physical risks posed by the virus ( Richards, 2016 ). The national and international response architecture also made efforts to ensure ‘local leadership’, primarily by calling on community leaders to mobilise their constituencies around regulations such as safe burial practices. This required

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Francisco E. González and Desmond King

burial in appropriate places in ways that respect tribal cultural beliefs. Especially those remains of American Indians who died on battlefields need the full honours of a traditional burial. The Pan-Indian Repatriation Movement lobbies for federal and state laws to permit repatriation and to proscribe further dissipation of human remains. These demands have had some success with the passage of both the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act in 1990 (requiring all federal institutions to compile inventories of their collections of Indian human remains

in Democratization through the looking-glass
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Jenny Edkins

a politics. Archaeologist Lautaro Núñes, one of the film’s protagonists, explains how bodies of the disappeared were dug up and loaded onto trucks to be taken elsewhere. He reminds us EDKINS 9781526119032 PRINT.indd 150 22/02/2019 08:35 stardust 151 that it was people who did this, working under military command. He calls on the military to reveal what they know so that the dead can be given a proper burial. Nostalgia for the Light can be seen as what Mike Pearson calls chorography. His writing entails ‘the scrutiny of the lived experiences of land, of the

in Change and the politics of certainty
Amikam Nachmani

children comprise less than a quarter of the population. What is happening in Germany applies to the rest of the EU. There are many European countries among the twenty countries worldwide with the lowest birth rate. “In 17 European countries there are more burials than birthday parties, more coffins are being built than cradles.” 31 The rapid urbanization that the continent has experienced since the Second World War is one of the explanations for the shrinking numbers in EU countries. The size of urban accommodation is less than in rural areas, hence less space is left

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
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Implications for the party system
David Hanley

for the Greens) while knowing that the PS would not accept them, at least in untrammelled form. Third, the junior partners had to swallow some bitter pills (adoption of the Euro for the PCF, burial of nuclear waste or reactivation of the Phénix nuclear reactor for the Greens). That said, however, many government bills were the product of horse-trading between the parties, a classic example being the hunting bill, which Voynet defended in Parliament although it was not fully to her liking. The last-minute withdrawal of PCF opposition to the social modernisation bill

in The French party system
Volker M. Heins

-colonial writer Frantz Fanon, who was the first to make the point that people can be ruled by imposing on them ‘a picture of their inferiority’: ‘Every colonized people – in other words, every people in whose soul an inferiority complex has been created by the death and burial of its local cultural originality – finds itself face to face with the language of the civilizing nation; that is

in Recognition and Global Politics
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M. Anne Brown

capable. International attention to East Timor, however, was not given substance by the commitment of any major players to a resolution of the dilemma other, perhaps, than slow burial. Its problems were not seen to threaten others and it was packaged as a tragedy – another sad account of the cruelty of geopolitics. The UN at least served as a forum for keeping somewhat alive the issue of self-determination. Most states did not recognise Indonesia’s claim to de jure sovereignty over the territory. Because the process of decolonisation from

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
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Amikam Nachmani

place of enfeebled and impotent government. It should be noted that some 1,500 new mosques are constructed annually. Altogether there are more than 80,000 mosques in Turkey – a mosque for every 800 people – some of which clearly indicating the strength of religious defiance vis-à-vis secular Kemalism. See, for instance, the monumental Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara that overlooks Anitkabir, Ataturk’s mausoleum and burial ground. But apart from soul saving, Muslim bodies also provide education, health services, housing, and employment. Islamic banks offer interest

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
The Moslem question in Bosnia-Hercegovina
David Bruce MacDonald

prevent mental illness and other non-Moslem characteristics. As he explained: ‘There were mountaineers who called themselves Constantin in front of Christians and Sulayman in front of Moslems. The dead would be given a service by the Orthodox Church and a subsequent burial in a Moslem cemetery. The religious boundaries were easily and frequently transgressed.’51 That one-third of the contemporary Sarajevo population were in ‘mixed’ marriages cements the fact that, even in the twentieth century, religion was not seen as an exclusive category.52 Clearly, the notion that

in Balkan holocausts?
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Amikam Nachmani

capture by the Turks in February 1999. The accepted version is that the PKK rebellion had begun with the 15 August attack, in which thirty Turkish soldiers and citizens were killed. Ocalan’s statements were pointed: “The Kemalists were wrong. They claimed to have buried the Kurds, but we tore off our burial-shrouds”; or “The whole of Kurdistan has been cleared [of its Kurdish population] by the Turks; is it so bad if the PKK clears [i.e. massacres] a few fascist villages?” These and similar utterances by Ocalan, give an inkling of the degree of

in Turkey: facing a new millennium