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Security as Politics: Beyond the State of Exception

Andrew W. Neal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450928
eISBN:
9781474465342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450928.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book argues that while ‘security’ was once an anti-political ‘exception’ in liberal democracies – a black box of secret intelligence and military decision-making at the dark heart of the state – ... More


Everyday Stories

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that David Wilkie sought to represent the everyday stories as the authentic basis of social life, and also shows that his initial image of the everyday was not sustainable once ... More


Politicians, Security Politics and the Political Game

Andrew W. Neal

in Security as Politics: Beyond the State of Exception

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450928
eISBN:
9781474465342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450928.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Drawing on research interviews with politicians, including three former cabinet ministers and a former member of the UK Intelligence and Security Committee, this chapter describes the historical ... More


Organized Crime, Violence, and the Quality of Politicians: Evidence from Southern Italy

Paolo Pinotti

in Lessons from the Economics of Crime: What Reduces Offending?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019613
eISBN:
9780262314633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019613.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This paper examines the relationship between organized crime, violence and the quality of the political class in Italy. The main finding is that Mafia-affected regions exhibit abnormal spikes in the ... More


‘One of the most revolutionary proposals that has ever been put before the House’: the passage of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918

Mari Takayanagi

in Labour, British radicalism and the First World War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109293
eISBN:
9781526136015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109293.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Mari Takayanagi’s chapter examines the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act of November 1918 whose significance has been largely overlooked, all attention centring on the Act earlier that year ... More


Plutarch’s Lives and Their Roman Readers

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows that in his Parallel Lives Plutarch addressed elite Roman readers, those who held leadership roles, as well as leading Greeks. Glosses to Latin words and explanations of Roman ... More


Leading the Party, Leading the City: The Symposiarch as politikos

Philip A. Stadter

in Plutarch and his Roman Readers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718338
eISBN:
9780191787638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718338.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Plutarch’s description in Table Talk of a symposiarchos or leader of a dinner party (Quaestiones Conviviales 1.4, 620A–622B) offers many similarities to the political leader described in Praecepts ... More


“The RUF Thought I Was on Their Side”: The Politician

Catherine E. Bolten

in I Did It to Save My Life: Love and Survival in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273788
eISBN:
9780520953536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273788.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

A PE teacher became a political power player in RUF-occupied Makeni and used his charm to gain the trust of both the rebels and the British government. Acting as a double agent, working for the ... More


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