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Israel and a Palestinian state
Lenore G. Martin

, for security relations between Israel and a Palestinian state? Applying the paradigm in the context of Israel and a Palestinian state Adopting the state as the level of analysis creates a problem for exploring the national security of the Palestinian entity, which at time of writing has not achieved de jure recognition as a state. Still, the nascent Palestinian state

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Grassroots exceptionalism in humanitarian memoir
Emily Bauman

outside the systems of state sovereignty and global capital. Unlike other forms of humanitarian narrative, which are focused on humanitarian crises and projects or on the work of a particular organisation, humanitarian life-writing tells a story of individual education and empowerment. As a result the genre’s emphasis is not the typical one of compassion and pathos, though images of human

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Juvenile actors and humanitarian sentiment in the 1940s
Michael Lawrence

, perhaps, solely) to appeal; as Lilie Chouliaraki has suggested, ‘pure sentimentalism … cancels out its own moral appeal to action’. 9 Tara Zahra suggests the Second World War ‘was not only a moment of unprecedented violence against children … [it] also spawned ambitious new humanitarian movements to save and protect children from wartime upheaval and persecution’. 10 As Dorothy Stephenson, writing in the

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Redefining security in the Middle East
Tami Amanda Jacoby and Brent E. Sasley

evidence of the power to define security in identity construction and language ( Madar, 2000 ). Radical forms of postmodernism preclude the existence of a unified identity in any form. However, postmodern deconstruction of security ‘texts’ have been useful in demonstrating ways in which national security writing is used to justify defence of the state through the production of domestic consensus and

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Constructing security in historical perspective
Jonathan B. Isacoff

They are, respectively, Ehud Barak and, as of the time of this writing, Ariel Sharon. REFERENCES Alpher , Yossi. ( 1995 ), ‘ Israel: The Challenges of Peace ’, Foreign Policy , 101 (Winter). Associated Press . ( 1998 ), ‘ Netanyahu: U.S. Plan Endangers

in Redefining security in the Middle East
From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

temporary commitment.  Self-expression and mobilising ‘friends’ The act of ‘liking’ content on Facebook is recognised by interview participants as a visible act that has the potential to address a public by penetrating the News Feeds of their ‘friends’. Similar to Michael Warner’s understanding of publics existing by participating in reading, writing and watching ‘the discourse

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
A view from below
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

conscious, but they are also millenarian and hence ingrained in the subconscious, provoking simultaneously an unconscious use.11 They are a form of subversion of the logic of power, more than an attack. Walking following one’s logic or writing a letter to a friend in ‘company time’ are conscious activities in the sense that they are done in full knowledge of the agent (Certeau 1984: 50–60). Certeau draws attention to the possibility of seeing resistance as a self-regarding practice, where authority claims may not be directly confronted, but ignored, reappropriated or

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
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Resistance and the liberal peace: a missing link
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

and not limited to a region or a historical context. In fact, what contemporary authors writing in this tradition have argued is that states are the result of competing, chaotic plural processes and transversal interests both from within and from without (e.g. Mann 1993; Skocpol 1979; Tilly 1990). These are not far from the dynamics and features identified by theorists of African states. Secondly, despite the similarities, African states have been formed out of a different experience, including that of colonisation and slavery. Additionally, Weberian approaches are

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
The United States Peace Corps in the early 1960s
Agnieszka Sobocinska

the free world. Recruitment publicity emphasised volunteers’ altruism, whilst omitting details about the work they would do, or why it was needed. One of the earliest official Peace Corps publications, the Peace Corps Fact Book began with the question, ‘Why a Peace Corps?’ As an answer, the Fact Book reaffirmed Western motivations, writing that ‘the Peace Corps idea … has demonstrated a strong appeal to the idealism and

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

exceptional project founder or entrepreneur as the ‘sovereign irrational’ or even ‘fool’. Bauman illustrates the significance of naivety in narratives presenting first-hand accounts of personality-driven enterprises in an increasingly institutionalised humanitarian sector. Bauman argues that popular humanitarian life-writing exploits the genre’s association with confessional authenticity to offer a reassuringly ‘human’ image of

in Global humanitarianism and media culture