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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

difference” (see also Medeiros 2019 ). The specificity in Rio de Janeiro is that the analysis of urban space must consider the heterogeneous distribution of social and racial residential segregation on both a micro and macro level. On the one hand, the

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Shadow Soldiering

Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in “Private” Security Contracting

Maya Mynster Christensen

—urban locations characterized by a high concentration of ex-soldiers and exmilitias on the lookout for opportunities to emerge, and thus important spaces for exploration of militarized mobilization. In Kailahun, fieldwork sites were extended to military barracks

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Amanda J. Reinke

increasingly common that they then enter what I term the informal-formal justice nexus—the juridical gray space at the intersection of formal and informal conflict resolution mechanisms where practitioners like Steve work ( Reinke 2016 ). At the nexus of the

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

military occupation that constantly threatens their stability and permanence in the space. In this study, we examine four Jerusalem-focused museum exhibits from around the world to demonstrate how curators have shaped competing heritage narratives. These

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Guarding the Body

Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro

Erika Robb Larkins

, it is now complemented by what I call a “security as hospitality” model. “Hospitality security” is aimed at providing a differentiated form of service to Brazilian and global elites in secured spaces of leisure and consumption: shopping malls, concert

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Unintended Securitization

Military, Medical, and Political-Security Discourses in the Humanitarian Treatment of Syrian Casualties in Israel

Hedva Eyal and Limor Samimian-Darash

space, where a humanitarian project serves to legitimize a military intervention in another country (see, e.g., Dewachi et al. 2014 ; Newman 2003 ; Watson 2011 ), we argue the process of securitization, in the current case, emerges as an unintended

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Abhishek Choudhary, Rhys Machold, Ricardo Cardoso, Andreas Hackl, Martha Lagace, and Carly Machado

), urban and infrastructural development is seen as a site where “the New Angola is … materialized” (181). But this is an ethnography in the urban rather than of the urban. Here, space is only the background of social reality, a container in which

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Mirjam de Bruijn

Theocharis and Will Lowe (2016) refer to African youth as central players in this digital epoch. Social media have evidently created a space for the expression of political discontent, a space that was previously unavailable or impossible. In this article, I

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

institutions to secure citizen participation in urban settings were in place in Brazil before Lula took office ( Rolnik 2011 ). In assessing the dynamics of different forms of citizen engagement, I draw on the distinction between invited and invented spaces of

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Danger, Moral Opacity, and Outrage

Fear of Jihadism and the Terrorist Threat in Southern Mali

Tone Sommerfelt

space that also reveal ambitions of territorial takeover by the use of violence, and (3) prominent Wahhabi adherents’ lack of distancing from—and thereby assumed association with—militant Islamists in the north. This lack of explicit distancing from