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Adjusting to life after the Cold War

spatial limits of the Bundeswehr’s remit, easing in a new precedent, while being justified on humanitarian grounds and linked to notions of German ‘responsibility’. The catharsis occasioned by the Gulf War was made up of five interconnected elements: • Discord emerged between external demands and conditions within Germany. Policy-thinking was caught between expectations and fears at home and abroad, and sought to do justice to both. As a result, the sanctity of existing constitutional constraints on Bundeswehr deployments and Germany’s eurocentrism became jaded, with

in Germany and the use of force
From Afghanistan to Iraq

that in 1999 had sanctioned the Bundeswehr’s Kosovo deployment, one with an overtly combative character, the decision to deploy was accompanied by a strong humanitarian rationale, thus enabling the Government to shore up domestic and parliamentary support. Change was also afoot across the Atlantic with the emergence of new foreign policy thinking, which in its essence cut across the grain of the EU’s (and Germany’s) overtly multilateralist approach to security issues. The neo-conservative narrative, as Elizabeth Pond calls it, was already in gestation in the 1990s

in Germany and the use of force

is the interdisciplinary debate about the Anthropocene. Anthropocene is an informal descriptor of the current geological era, which draws attention to the unprecedented impact – from the point of view of Earth's history – of human species and their activities on the planet's climate, biodiversity and environment. In short, the label of the Anthropocene suggests that the human

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Germany, the use of force and the power of strategic culture

history still pointed to restraint from military engagement or whether that same history now led Germany to embrace active military participation. More than the Gulf War, Yugoslavia showed how there could be a possible option for the use of military force that was between the excesses of pacifism and militarism, showing that for Germany a principled practice of non-violence was no longer tenable in post-Cold War Europe. Longhurst, Germany and the use of force.qxd 142 30/06/2004 16:25 Page 142 Germany and the use of force In short, this period saw the rupture of a

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Simone de Beauvoir and a Global Theory of Feminist Recognition

sceptical about this approach. A central concern is that to be recognized for one's gender has been a source of much oppression in history, and that it is therefore unsatisfactory to rely on the concept of recognition in pursuing feminist goals (McNay 2008 ; Nicholson 1996 ). While these concerns are significant, a cosmopolitan feminist account of recognition still retains

in Recognition and Global Politics

during 2000. The Australian Government’s response (as of 2001) has been to downgrade its cooperation with UN human rights bodies. Within Australia, Indigenous disadvantage is sometimes assumed to be largely self-inflicted or, perhaps more commonly, rooted in a cultural context that is profoundly out of step with modern life or in an ancient history of dispossession. Thus, in 1999, the federal government rejected the proposal that an official apology be made to the Aboriginal Australians as part of a process of reconciliation and instead offered an

in Human rights and the borders of suffering

entwined, and hence one's treatment and admission as fully human in the so-called human family. In short, International Relations theory and recognition theory need to explore more systematically processes whereby recognition is inter-personally accorded. 1 This is imperative given the long history of dehumanizing

in Recognition and Global Politics

murderers, rapists and thieves.” 15 The celebrated Greek author, Nikos Kazantzakis, swore that for the Greeks freedom means purging themselves of the corrupt Turkish traits acquired under Ottoman rule. 16 The Greek Consul in Montreal took umbrage at a series of lectures held in a local university entitled: “Turkey: Two Millenniums of Art and History,” protesting that the Turkish nation “had settled in the region much later” and that most of the discoveries cited were a part of the Greek cultural heritage. 17 Pangalos’s sacking in February 1999

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
Meanings, Limits, Manifestations

newcomer to the scene of international political theory, it is a question that does not come out of nowhere. It has a particular place in the history of philosophy, as well as in modern social and political theory that attends to the ethical and political meaning of an intersubjective, shared yet conflictual world. In this chapter, we concentrate, first, on sketching the tradition of Hegelian recognition

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remains, that conscription is obsolete, an Auslaufmodell, and should be abolished in favour of a smaller AVF of some 200,000 soldiers with greater transparency of structure and subject to enhanced parliamentary Longhurst, Germany and the use of force.qxd 128 30/06/2004 16:25 Page 128 Germany and the use of force control, well-equipped for its main tasks – collective security, peace support and humanitarian missions. Conscription, from the Greens’ perspective, acts as a block to the effective reform and modernisation of the Bundeswehr and is unnecessary as a means

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