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Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector

stopping short of comparing staff and other civilians. Larissa Fast, for example, laments the differential treatment accorded to refugees compared with the internally displaced, and to international staff compared with national staff, but says nothing of the differential treatment accorded to displaced persons on the one hand and staff on the other ( Fast, 2015 : 119, 127). The comparison in this article serves two purposes. First, comparing two phenomena helps us to better understand each phenomenon individually, and foregrounding the differences between them serves

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local

with no externally-provided support, rather than in public health or educational institutions. For instance, on 29 March 2018 UNRWA’s Beirut office issued an internal circular to UNRWA staff in Lebanon entitled ‘Clarification on the Coverage of Specific Health Services’. The national-level circular announced that UNRWA’s limited financial resources in 2018 mean that the agency ‘finds itself compelled to suspend the coverage of normal deliveries from normal pregnancies starting the end of March 2018’. It also announced the suspension of a

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

This study is about the central place of the emotional world in Beckett's writing. Stating that Beckett is ‘primarily about love’, it makes a re-assessment of his influence and immense popularity. The book examines numerous Beckettian texts, arguing that they embody a struggle to remain in contact with a primal sense of internal goodness, one founded on early experience with the mother. Writing itself becomes an internal dialogue, in which the reader is engaged, between a ‘narrative-self’ and a mother.

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, Turkey’s first politically Muslim Prime Minister, Necmettin Erbakan, did not Islamize its foreign policy, nor did he bring excessive Muslim policies to bear on its domestic affairs. The 1990s were also successful for Turkey internally, although here the results are clearly more mixed. The Kurdish revolt has been curbed, the Turkish economy has achieved some important gains, secular–religious disagreements have not worsened, and wider circles – hitherto not a party to the decision-making procedures in Turkey – have taken part in municipal, national

in Turkey: facing a new millennium
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was left behind. J. D. O’Hara suggests that ‘From An Abandoned Work’ refers to a session of psychotherapy, and that what is abandoned is the therapy, which is never completed (quotation in Gontarski, 1995: xxvii). This is how I read the entire oeuvre, as a lengthy, complex psychoanalytical dialogue, between the emerging-self and an imagined other, whom it hopes can contain primal anxieties, much like the Auditor in Not I. I see the (temporarily) ‘abandoned work’ as directed towards the emergence of an authentic self in relation to a good internal presence. The

in Samuel Beckett and the primacy of love

underplays analysis of the party itself. This chapter offers a two-tier analysis of the interaction between developments within the party system as a whole, and the internal politics of the French PS. At both levels, an appreciation of both structure and agency is vital to understanding how both the PS and the party system have recently evolved. The first section illustrates the institutional constraints of the French party system, and how its competitive demands helped to structure the internal organisation of the PS. Subsequent sections show how, in turn, the PS has

in The French party system
The dualist and complex role of the state in Spanish labour and employment relations in an age of ‘flexibility’

much depends on how you define numerical flexibility and what the legal framework for temporary contracting is. 5 It is beyond the scope of this chapter to review the importance of the Basque state in its ability to inculcate stronger forms of social engagement and dialogue; greater attention in future is needed in terms of internal comparative analysis within Spain. 6 To be able to open a more systematic debate on this key period, the nature of industrial policy in the 1980s and early 1990s would have to be studied carefully and the financial accounts of key

in Making work more equal
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appears more interesting or exciting, though there is doubt about a theoretical notion I may have used to achieve this effect, I will have accomplished what I am setting out to do. One of the core arguments of this study is that Beckett’s oeuvre is a manifestation of a narrative-self whose universe is organized by a dominant feeling of precarious connection to a primary, good internal presence. I read the work as a record of purely internal experience, and do not wish to make claims about the actuality of early deprivation or hostility on the part of external objects

in Samuel Beckett and the primacy of love
Still unique or just one in the crowd?

Middle East conflict, although this went little beyond declaratory diplomacy. The EuroArab dialogue began in 1974, between EPC and the Arab League, although it fizzled out after the Camp David accords and Egypt’s expulsion from the Arab League. This situation changed radically in the early 1990s, largely as a result of internal pressures from southern member states (whose number had increased with the 1986 accession of Spain and Portugal). These member states were vociferous in their concerns that the region was being neglected compared with Central and Eastern Europe

in EU development cooperation

I suspect that most gatekeepers have an intense dislike for frontiers, if not necessarily their role on the frontier. Their priority is to keep out the unwanted ‘Other’, and they are the first line of defence, internally, to keep things in order. Frontiers are unsettling, not least because of those individuals or groups who trouble them. This may account for the preference

in Frontiers of the Caribbean