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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
Stephen Hopgood

looking on that the catastrophe has been contained . It is a kind of quarantine effect, whereby what frightens observers is the idea of uncontrolled, ongoing, unpredictable suffering. Humanitarians arrive to create a moment of ‘new normal’ where the flow has been stemmed, the hole plugged. The Ebola response is an example of this – the vast cost in life and suffering and the everyday life experiences of West Africans in the communities affected are all but invisible now because the breach was contained. What normal does is obscure and disguise

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Stuart Kaufman

of a climate receptive to their appeals. Among the Serbs, the critical myths stemmed from the traditions about the Kosovo battle against the Turks, and from the experience (and myths) of World War II. Kosovo is the founding myth of the Serbian nation, the lost 1389 battle against the Turks that led to five centuries of Ottoman Turkish domination but, in the mythology, led also to a religious sanctification of the Serbian nation as Christian heroes of Europe and martyrs to the terrible Turk.21 The Serbian habit of referring to all Muslims as ‘Turks’ allows Serbs to

in Limiting institutions?
Raymond Hinnebusch

policy role (Holsti 1970). A role is a durable tradition rooted in identity that defines orientations toward neighbours (friend or enemy), great powers (threat or patron) and the state system (revisionist or status quo), and which incorporates a country’s experience in balancing and reconciling conflicting imperatives. State/regime formation is one decisive factor in shaping role; thus, Israel’s conception of itself as a besieged refuge for world Jewry is rooted in its formation as a product of the Zionist movement. Geopolitical position is another: thus, Egypt

in The international politics of the Middle East
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Redefining security in the Middle East
Tami Amanda Jacoby and Brent E. Sasley

differences between Islam as a spiritual faith and Islamism as a politicized form of religion with tendencies to neo-absolutism and violence. This chapter explores fundamental issues related to Islamophobia and the West, the relationship between Islam and democracy, and circumstances for groups and parties to gain political power and effect social change through indigenous tools and symbols. The intricate

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

, military and notables of particular villages, these are hardly representative of the elite.34 There are exceptions, and there are also those groups who, like Mai Mai Yakotumba, have operated for a long time and through different dynamics, engaging with state representatives at different levels (Stearns 2013b).35 But generally, like Yakotumba himself or Jean Musumbu, a local healer and spiritual leader who led the formation of the first Raïa Mutomboki, these leaders do not represent state-based authority or large landowners (Vogel 2014a: 310). Rather, they should be seen

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
A veiled threat
Thomas J. Butko

-Amr, 1994 : 53). 8 Consequently, while feelings of marginalization and alienation are seen as determining factors in the decision of certain individuals to lend their support to Islamist groups in general, Ahmad argues that the conditions of Israeli occupation have added an extra dimension to such experiences, especially among the more educated members of Palestinian

in Redefining security in the Middle East