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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

society. One must not blame religion or religious fundamentalism for the ills of the world. Radical secularism and the political pseudo-religions of fascism and communism have created as much misery and death as has religion during the twentieth century. In fact, it has often been religion that has inspired people to enormous sacrifices in resisting such tyrannies: Protestants in Nazi Germany, Catholics in

in Understanding political ideas and movements
Jonathan Colman

domestic dissent and a mounting death toll in Vietnam, announced that he would not seek another term in of-fice, 74 and the Republican contender, Richard Nixon, won the presidential election on 5 November that year. On 13 January 1969, Johnson asked Dean to tell Wilson that ‘one of his great comforts had been that he could always count on the UK during any crisis’. He was ‘personally grateful for the warm and effective relations he had always had with

in A ‘special relationship’?
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The management of migration between care and control
Pierluigi Musarò

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees stranded in camps in Greece and in Calais, shipwrecks and deaths in the Mediterranean, fences and walls across the Balkans, hotspots along the European Union (EU) southern borders, increasing controls within the Schengen space, military-humanitarian naval operations, the EU–Turkey migrant deal, NGOs and activists denouncing the

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Virtuousness, virtuality and virtuosity in NATO’s representation of the Kosovo campaign
Andreas Behnke

. Jean Baudrillard’s diagnosis of the Gulf War also applies to this latest expression of organised violence in contemporary politics. 2 This is not to deny that death and destruction defined the reality in Kosovo and Serbia in the first half of 1999. After all, NATO planes delivered large amounts of ordnance upon targets in this area, destroying both military and civilian infrastructure; killing civilians as well as soldiers. And

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Maja Zehfuss

brutal crimes. 47 According to one commentator, NATO was forced to act in order not to become complicit in the death of thousands. 48 Thus two salient features of reality were identified: firstly, the human rights’ violations and the resulting human suffering in Kosovo; and, secondly, the necessity of NATO military action as an immediate consequence of this suffering. This

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
M. Anne Brown

THERE ARE A number of avenues through which the ‘place’ of Indigenous people in Australia can be approached. One fundamental arena of struggle has been over land rights. The approach to rights taken here, however, starts from an account of suffering and sets out to trace the political roots of that suffering. One of the clearest forms of suffering to mark Aboriginal lives in Australia is entrenched and widespread ill-health. Thus, across the Indigenous community, the story is one of premature death, often from diseases associated with

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
Robbie Shilliam

the bondsman is a dependent consciousness ‘whose essential nature is simply to live or to be for another’ (Hegel 1977 : 115). Hegel does not explain the provenance of this sudden inequality that is injected into the dialectical unfolding of Geist . Nonetheless, Hegel proceeds to script a life and death struggle between lord and bondsman to be recognized as an independent self

in Recognition and Global Politics
Cinema, news media and perception management of the Gaza conflicts
Shohini Chaudhuri

Gaza. 7 However, for the eight-day ‘Operation Pillar of Defence’ and fifty-day ‘Operation Protective Edge’ – the most devastating of these conflicts, resulting in the deaths of over 2,000 Palestinians, seventy-two Israelis (sixty-six of them soldiers) and 1 Thai – the ban was lifted, enabling images of Palestinian deaths and injuries to gain centre stage. As one user commented in 2014 on the

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Language games in the Kosovo war
Mika Aaltola

conventionally called, ‘the West’. When war breaks out, this interpretative freedom may turn into a violence that may both breed new life and bring death. 2 From this perspective, we should start to ask how to conduct war under such foreign/international conditions? In this essay, I try to examine such interpretative freedom, the ‘magical’ and ‘fluid

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Mads Qvortrup

) assumption that Rousseau has something to say to us even today, more than two hundred years after his death. This is a book about Rousseau, which outlines his philosophy, precisely because he – the most untimely of all the great minds – somehow diagnosed the state of our society before it was formed or fully established. This might sound mystifying, yet it is not an altogether radical position. Indeed, most of the tradition of Western philosophy has been based on the assumption that philosophy (as opposed to science) reveals timeless truths. For this reason it is necessary

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau