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“Litigation Is Our Last Resort”

Addressing Uncertainty, Undone Science, and Bias in Court to Assert Indigenous Rights

Bindu Panikkar

questions I examine are: How are issues of concern to indigenous rights, subsistence rights, and the rights of nature addressed in state and legal proceedings? And more specifically, how are competing knowledge claims and conditions of scientific uncertainty

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Social Protest and Its Discontents

A System Justification Perspective

Vivienne Badaan, John T. Jost, Danny Osborne, Chris G. Sibley, Joaquín Ungaretti, Edgardo Etchezahar, and Erin P. Hennes

prevailing institutions are legitimate, necessary, desirable, and justifiable. On the other hand, it follows that sustained commitment to social protest requires that would-be participants be willing and able to tolerate a great deal of uncertainty about the

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Creative Practices/Resistant Acts

Nesreen Hussein and Iain MacKenzie

are opportunities to ask, would a close examination of artistic expression and creative acts of resistance lead to a better understanding of the nature and implications of political and social revolt? In a time of uncertainty, when nations undergo

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Diplomat, Landlord, Con-artist, Thief

Housing Brokers and the Mediation of Risk in Migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves

Moscow. Cultivating Closeness: On Brokerage as Skill In an insightful analysis of land-brokers in post-apartheid South Africa, Deborah James shows how the broker is a figure of moral uncertainty because he or she seems to move between different

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Looking for the child soldier

The judicial investigation in the case of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo

Milena Jakšić

documents. 28 The parties in the courtroom had to come to terms with the randomness and uncertainty surrounding individuals’ identities. The witnesses’ credibility was also compromised by the factor that had made their selection possible, namely the use

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The Gondomar First Folio

Lost, Stolen or Invented?

Ángel-Luis Pujante

alternately between Madrid and London from 1871. In his history of the First Folio, Anthony James West devotes over three pages of detail to it, because ‘it keeps resurfacing, surrounded by uncertainties’. These he summarizes as follows: … the Gondomar Folio

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Fossilized Futures

Topologies and Topographies of Crisis Experience in Central Greece

Daniel M. Knight

have we become?” “Where are we now … when are we now?” In situations of upheaval and uncertainty, people critique historical events in an attempt to situate themselves within a trajectory ( Bryant 2014 ; Kirtsoglou 2010: 2 ). Moments of the past are

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The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums

Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy

Alice el-Wakil

, promotion of the common good, and participation—by shifting the focus to the actual acceptance of reasons by the citizens and by introducing uncertainty thanks to its bottom-up aspect. I finally emphasize the value of the shift from hypothetical to actual

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Tschüss, Perfidious Albion

German Reactions to Brexit

Eric Langenbacher

, little progress was evident on any set of issues. German Reactions It has been challenging for the Germans (or anyone for that matter) to formulate concrete reactions and policy responses because of the uncertainty over what exactly the British government

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Living from the Nerves

Deportability, Indeterminacy, and the 'Feel of Law' in Migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves

While deportability has elicited interest as a legal predicament facing migrant workers, less attention has been given to the way in which this condition of temporal uncertainty shapes migrants' everyday encounters with state agents. Drawing on ethnography among Kyrgyzstani migrant workers in Moscow, I show that in conditions of documentary uncertainty 'legal residence' depends upon successfully enacting a right to the city and the personalization of the state. Alongside fear and suspicion, this space of legal uncertainty is characterized by a sense of abandon and awareness of the performativity of law. I explore 'living from the nerves' as an ethnographic reality for Kyrgyzstani migrant workers and as an analytic for developing a more variegated account of state power and its affective resonances in contemporary Russia.