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Loud and proud: Passion and politics in the English Defence League

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Book Series: New Ethnographies ISBN: 9781526114013 Year: Pages: 328 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: University of Manchester
Subject: Ethnology --- Sociology
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The book uses interviews, informal conversations and extended observation at EDL events to critically reflect on the gap between the movement's public image and activists' own understandings of it. It details how activists construct the EDL, and themselves, as 'not racist, not violent, just no longer silent' inter alia through the exclusion of Muslims as a possible object of racism on the grounds that they are a religiously not racially defined group. In contrast activists perceive themselves to be 'second-class citizens', disadvantaged and discriminated by a 'two-tier' justice system that privileges the rights of 'others'. This failure to recognise themselves as a privileged white majority explains why ostensibly intimidating EDL street demonstrations marked by racist chanting and nationalistic flag waving are understood by activists as standing 'loud and proud'; the only way of 'being heard' in a political system governed by a politics of silencing. Unlike most studies of 'far right' movements, this book focuses not on the EDL as an organisation - its origins, ideology, strategic repertoire and effectiveness - but on the individuals who constitute the movement. Its ethnographic approach challenges stereotypes and allows insight into the emotional as well as political dimension of activism. At the same time, the book recognises and discusses the complex political and ethical issues of conducting close-up social research with 'distasteful' groups.

Changing the landscape: Core Curriculum on Disability Rights for Undergraduate Law Students in Africa

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ISBN: 9781920538415 Year: Pages: 187 Language: English
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
Subject: Law
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About the publicationThis Core Curriculum on Disability Rights for Undergraduate Law Students in Africa has been developed as part of a broader initiative to foster and strengthen knowledge and awareness about and interest in the rights of persons with disabilities among lawyers in Africa. This initiative, the ‘Disability Rights and Law Schools in Africa Project’ was supported by the Open Society Foundations, initially the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and later complemented by the Higher Education Support Programme (HESP) and the Human Rights Initiative (HRI). For the avoidance of doubt, the curriculum is written with the aim of being delivered to learners undertaking legal studies.It has been designed to assist law faculties in Africa to develop and teach undergraduate courses on disability rights in Africa. The Curriculum, which contains practical examples, notes for lecturers and student activities, may be adapted to suit the circumstances of particular law schools. It will be available as an online resource, to which interested persons may contribute, in order to to keep it updated and relevant.About the editors:The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) is based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa. PULP endeavours to publish and make available innovative, high-quality scholarly texts on law in Africa. PULP also publishes a series of collections of legal documents related to public law in Africa, as well as text books from African countries other than South Africa.Table of ContentsIntroduction to the curriculumModule 1: Introduction to disability rightsModule 2: Protection of disability rights - global frameworkModule 3: Protection of disability rights under African regional and national lawModule 4: Non-discrimination against people with disabilitiesModule 5: Right to healthModule 6: Participation in political and public lifeModule 7: EmploymentModule 8: The right to educationModule 9: Vulnerabilities and inter-sectionalitesModule 10: Legal capacity law and policyModule 11: Access to justiceModule 12: National implementation and monitoring of disability rights

Unlocking the Right to Data Portability

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ISBN: 9783748902706 Year: Volume: 38 Pages: 76 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748902706 Language: English
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Law
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Democrazia e rappresentanza politica

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ISBN: 8884532280 8884532299 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356382 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Political Science
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During the 13th Legislature of the Italian Republic the phenomenon of parliamentary mobility, that is of the passage of MPs and Senators from one political group to another, assumed significant dimensions in terms both of the number of representatives involved, and in terms of quality, in view of the creation of governments through the decisive contribution of deserter MPs, sometimes joined together in specially created groups. The aim of the work is to review the principles of political representation, retracing their genesis and their translation in the constitutional and legislative arena and in parliamentary regulations, testing the viability of the traditional reconstructions of the national representation of the parliamentarian.

Partiti e gruppi parlamentari nell'ordinamento spagnolo

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ISBN: 8884532833 8884532841 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_356383 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This volume represents the natural development of the theoretical conclusions which the author arrived at in a previous publication, devoted to the passage from the mandate prohibition to the party mandate. The analysis of the provisions present in the Spanish system as regards parties and Parliamentary groups, and in particular those aimed at countering the phenomenon of Parliamentary transfuguismo or switching, effectively confirms that it is possible to draw from the traditional principles on political representation meanings that better fit the peculiar role that the parties play within the current representative democracies, without undermining their foundations. Hence the necessity to define solutions of various kinds - constitutional, legislative, regulatory, conventional - designed to guarantee that the elected member respects the party mandate received from the voters.

Engendering Violence in Papua New Guinea

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ISBN: 9781921862854 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459830 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This collection builds on previous works on gender violence in the Pacific, but goes beyond some previous approaches to ‘domestic violence’ or ‘violence

Persian Documents

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Book Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies ISBN: 9780203508862 9780415302746 9780415665834 9781134414444 9781134414437 9781134414390 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203508862 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Science (General)
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After the Mongol period, Persian was the official written language in Iran, Central Asia and India. A vast amount of documents relating to administration and social life were produced and yet, unlike Ottoman and Arabic documents, Persian historical resources have received very little critical attention. This book is the first to use Persian Documents as the sources of social history in Early Modern Iran and Central Asia. The contributors examine four distinct elements of the documents: * the formal aspects of the sources are initially inspected * the second part focuses on newly discovered sources * the most abundant documents of the period - waqf deeds - are individually studied In this way the reader is led to realize the importance of Persian documents in gaining an understanding of past urban and rural societies in the Middle East.

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waqf --- deed --- iranian --- plateau --- water --- right --- safavid --- period --- urban --- rural

On Being Human : Where Medicine, Ethics and Spirituality Converge

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ISBN: 9791036513862 DOI: 10.4000/books.pum.14901 Language: English
Publisher: Presses de l’Université de Montréal
Subject: Philosophy
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At first glance, Western humanism, Japanese Buddhism and modern science have so little in common that the very idea of seeking common ground through dialogue seems overly idealistic. Only a man the calibre of Daisaku Ikeda could bring such a project to fruition. Firmly setting aside cliché and facile answers, he broaches the grand questions that face today's society: cancer, AIDS, death with dignity, in vitro fertilization, biomedical ethics… The responses offered by René Simard, molecular biologist and geneticist, and Guy Bourgeault, bioethicist, are insightful and compelling. Their discussions cut through linguistic and cultural barriers to present a vision of the potential – an the inherent challenges – of being human.

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medical ethics --- bioethics --- AIDS --- cancer --- sickness --- right to die

Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783839446706 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.14361/9783839446706 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Political Science
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How have digital tools and networks transformed the far rights strategies and transnational prospects? This volume presents a unique critical survey of the online and offline tactics, symbols and platforms that are strategically remixed by contemporary far-right groups in Europe and the US. It features thirteen accessible essays by an international range of expert scholars, policy advisors and activists who offer informed answers to a number of urgent practical and theoretical questions: How and why has the internet emboldened extreme nationalisms? What counter-cultural approaches should civil societies develop in response?How have digital tools and networks transformed the far rights strategies and transnational prospects? This volume presents a unique critical survey of the online and offline tactics, symbols and platforms that are strategically remixed by contemporary far-right groups in Europe and the US. It features thirteen accessible essays by an international range of expert scholars, policy advisors and activists who offer informed answers to a number of urgent practical and theoretical questions: How and why has the internet emboldened extreme nationalisms? What counter-cultural approaches should civil societies develop in response?

Blame It On the WTO: A Human Rights Critique

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ISBN: 9780199689767 Year: Pages: 327 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_454396 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Law --- Economics --- Political Science
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is often accused of, at best, not paying enough attention to human rights or, at worst, facilitating and perpetuating human rights abuses. This book weighs these criticisms and examines their validity, incorporating legal arguments as well as some economic and political science perspectives. After introducing the respective WTO and human rights regimes, and discussing their legal and normative relationship to each other, the book presents a detailed analysis of the main human rights concerns relating to the WTO. These include the alleged democratic deficit within the Organization and the impact of WTO rules on the right to health, labour rights, the right to food, and on questions of poverty and development. Given that some of the most important issues within the WTO concern its impact on poor people within developing States, the book asks whether rich States have an obligation to the people of poorer States to construct a fairer trading system that better facilitates the alleviation of poverty and development. Against this background, the book examines the current Doha round proposals as well as suggestions for reform of the WTO to make it more ‘human rights-friendly’.

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