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Róisín Read

, Politics and the Power of Representation ( Cham : Palgrave Macmillan ), pp. 35 – 59 , doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44630-7_2 . Thorpe , H. and Chawansky , M. ( 2020 ), ‘ Gender, Embodiment and Reflexivity in Everyday Spaces of Development in Afghanistan ’, Gender, Place

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Brad Evans

ethical positioning that brings into question all forms of violence, most especially the legitimate violence constituted through the force of law. Denying the constituted embodiment of life, lawful violence is dehumanising. This in turn gives rise to claims about the universal rights of humans in international law and its associative laws of war. Violence is the Result of Underdevelopment Domesticated in the shadow of juridical power by the threat of incarceration, critics of the previous position might also point to our shared material gains and sense of

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The Politics of ‘Proximity’ and Performing Humanitarianism in Eastern DRC
Myfanwy James

, MSF is what its employees do in its name: employees are the organisation, its human embodiment. It is only through the behaviour of fieldworkers that principles gain meaning. Consequently, MSF staff are ‘on duty’ at all times. As several MSF codes of conduct for expatriates explain, ‘all actions and statements made by staff are seen by outsiders as representing MSF. All staff members should act in accordance with the humanitarian principles … during and outside work hours’ ( MSF-OCA, 2006 ). For MSF staff then, there risks being a tension between the personal and

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The Law and Politics of Responding to Attacks against Aid Workers
Julia Brooks and Rob Grace

security strategy’, ‘using the local community to be our protection’, and ‘rely[ing] so heavily on explaining who we are, and what we stand for, and how we work, and how decisions are made, and that’s the embodiment of humanitarian principles’. Approaches rooted in ‘protection’ tend to be seen as a necessary evil of security management, to be employed in particularly volatile environments when other approaches appear infeasible or ineffective. Furthermore, creating physical barriers between humanitarian actors and their operational environment can even hinder

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Hakim Khaldi

of the PKK, created in 2003. This outsourcing was strategic: it displeased Turkey which was not only supporting the rebels, but saw the PKK as its long-standing enemy. Moreover, it allowed the Syrian government to concentrate its armed forces on other fronts. There were conditions attached to this understanding between the Syrian government and the local embodiment of the PKK (PYD/YPG). The PYD was not to provide any assistance to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and was

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Stirner, anarchy, subjectivity and the art of living
John Moore

poetry with the language-form of the poem. Lived poetry is a form of activity, not merely a mode of writing, and springs up in moments of revolt and rebellion. It is life lived as an act of spontaneous creativity and the complete embodiment of radical theory in action (see Moore, 1997b; 2002). The anarchist-as-poet aims to create and recreate the world endlessly through motility and revolt. In part, this project becomes realisable because the anarchist affirms (rather than denies) the nothingness that underlies all things, and openly founds the anarchist project on

in Changing anarchism
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Jenny Edkins

history as progress; in contrast, it honours ‘the contingent, the ambiguous, the paradoxical, and the unyielding in human affairs’.10 It is, as Nussbaum argues, ‘centrally concerned with our constitutive openness to luck, to fortune, to EDKINS 9781526119032 PRINT.indd 217 22/02/2019 08:35 218 change and the politics of certainty chance [and] our very mortal vulnerability to the contingencies of our worldly life and of our physical embodiment’.11 We are subject to forces over which we have no control, something entirely obvious to some, though perhaps less so to

in Change and the politics of certainty
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Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

, revolutionary action, authoritarianism and aggressive violent purposes. Much of this was derived from the military experience of many fascists during the First World War, though there were important sources in cultural and artistic movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Another inspiration was the spiritual qualities of the countryside, nature and peasant life – the embodiment of ‘true

in Understanding political ideas and movements
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Roger Southall

responsibility of Africa’s modernizing elites, the principal instrument was the political party, whose function was not only to ‘articulate’ and ‘aggregate’ public opinion but to engage in the promethean task of ‘political mobilization’, of forging links between tribe and nation. It was in the study of parties that the supposed ‘valuefreedom’ of Western political science most easily cohabited with political idealism. Their formation and development AFRICA 139 represented not only the most explicit embodiment of political modernization but also the condensation of heroic

in Democratization through the looking-glass
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Competing claims to national identity
Alex J. Bellamy

the individual within a nation. On the other hand, however, it is important to ask how the nation becomes embodied in the individual through social practice. Traditional approaches tend to assume that the latter will always accompany the former in a way that is unproblematic. However, there is not always close collaboration between the two relationships. The process of embodiment often alters understandings of national identity, creating disputes about both its meaning and salience. A new way of thinking about national identity is proposed here. This approach draws

in The formation of Croatian national identity