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A Focus on Community Engagement

as essential to bend the curve. In some instances, community leadership took charge independently by developing ‘indigenous’ strategies to contain the social and physical risks posed by the virus ( Richards, 2016 ). The national and international response architecture also made efforts to ensure ‘local leadership’, primarily by calling on community leaders to mobilise their constituencies around regulations such as safe burial practices. This required

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Anarchist theory and practice in a global age

This book attempts to convey the different sociological contexts for how contemporary anarchist theory and practice is to be understood. It concentrates on the issue of broadening the parameters of how anarchist theory and practice is conceptualized. The book compares the major philosophical differences and strategies between the classical period (what Dave Morland calls 'social anarchism') and the contemporary anti-capitalist movements which he regards as being poststructuralist in nature. It also documents the emergence of the now highly influential anti-technological and anti-civilisational strand in anarchist thought. This offers something of a challenge to anarchism as a political philosophy of the Enlightenment, as well as to other contemporary versions of ecological anarchism and, to some extent, anarcho-communism. The book further provides a snapshot of a number of debates and critical positions which inform contemporary anarchist practice. The specific areas covered offer unique perspectives on sexuality, education, addiction and mental health aspects of socialisation and how this can be challenged at a number of different levels. The fact that anarchism has largely premised its critique on a psychological dimension to power relations, not just a material one, has been an advantage in this respect. Ecological anarchism, which has been the driving force behind much contemporary anarchist theory and practice, has been committed to thinking about the relationships between people and 'nature' in new ways.

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Why anarchism still matters

the major philosophical differences and strategies between the classical period (what he calls ‘social anarchism’) and the contemporary anti-capitalist movements which he regards as being poststructuralist in nature. John Moore (chapter 3) acknowledges these epistemological differences in his argument that the often-overlooked figure of Max Stirner can be useful for understanding the impact of power on the formation of the Self, as well as prefiguring poststructuralist and situationist perspectives on revolutionary language. It is through an assessment of Stirner

in Changing anarchism
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constant emphasis on historical victimisation and suffering. This situation paradoxically gave rise to the 2 2441Introduction 16/10/02 8:02 am Page 3 Introduction view that the wars in Yugoslavia were the result of ‘ancient ethnic hatreds’ between traditionally hostile ethnic groups. Such propaganda would confuse rather than clarify.3 While it is important to explore the nature of such imagery, it is also important to understand the philosophical and theological underpinnings of a victim-centred strategy in nationalism, while systematically unravelling and comparing

in Balkan holocausts?

shaped the development of the French party system. The French party system is not a particularly rigid structure, destabilised by numerous changes to the electoral ‘rules of the game’, changing patterns of voting behaviour, and changing constituent parties over the last twenty years. As for agency, the set of actors shaping electoral strategy within a party can change rapidly. Furthermore, the internal organisational rules governing internal power relationships are themselves prone to evolve, affecting to what extent one particular strategic vision can achieve

in The French party system
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The study of European Union relations with Mercosur

as plan and pattern can be quite independent of each other: plans may go unrealized, while patterns may appear without preconceptions. To paraphrase Hume, strategies may result from human actions but not human designs’ (Mintzberg 1987: 13). Without getting into philosophical debates, strategies that are a result of human actions could arguably come from strategies that the human was not conscious of having. In other words, humans can develop some actions and strategies of which they had not previously been aware (which does not mean that the strategies did not

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
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Retrieving a ‘Global’ American Philosopher

rise and fall of the Bretton Woods regime, the hegemonic ascent of neo-liberalism, the end of the Cold War and the 2 John Dewey rise of communications technology such as the Internet. Dewey’s world thus appears to be alien to contemporary concerns about rampant globalization and the need to move democracy beyond the confines of the nation state to regulate a runaway world. Indeed, one might also label the attempt to call Dewey a ‘global’ thinker pure and utter philosophical folly in the first place. After all, there doesn’t seem to be, philosophically at least

in John Dewey
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Notes on the art of the contemporary

works – though their presence is not being precluded; rather what is demanded is a different strategy of interpretation and therefore of critical practice. 7 The way in which the refugee is able to be excluded is in terms of a refusal of this process. Claims that a given group is too different are generated from a position in which inclusion is the consequence of a process of inscription. One of the most philosophically acute and politically alert studies of the impact of the refugee on how inclusion is to be thought is M. Dillon, ‘The scandal of the refugee: some

in The new aestheticism
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Some philosophical obstacles and their resolution

MCK11 1/10/2003 10:35 AM Page 196 11 Education to toleration: some philosophical obstacles and their resolution David Heyd Toleration as a perceptual shift of perspectives Moral education has played a central role in all major ethical systems of thought from Aristotle to Kant, from the Torah to socialist ideology. Providing the young with moral education is particularly tricky, since moral judgement, and even more so moral behaviour, does not come naturally to human beings. The incorporation of moral values and norms requires a distinctive effort and often

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
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An introduction

concerns are already rehearsed by the unravelling of metaphysical ‘givens’ undertaken by contemporary theory could lead one to the conclusion that, if theory has changed the conditions of teaching, then it will also enable us to develop a more rigorous, non-foundationalist approach to aesthetics: one which avoids the pitfalls and reductive unities of an old-style aestheticism. In the process, though, theory will also need to look to its philosophical beginnings in aesthetics. Two years ago, when the original proposal for the current collection was first sent out for

in The new aestheticism