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Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies

Katerina Seraïdari

the decision to keep one’s distance involve, to a certain degree, rational calculations of costs and benefits. However, the fact that violence inaugurates a period of limited choices must also be taken into account: “The wartime politics of identity

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Fighting Fire with Fire

Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain

Ciara O’Loughlin

implications of doing so, her theory assumes that determining when justice has or has not been “hijacked” is a fairly straightforward calculation. Unlike resistance by spoilers and those critical of transitional justice as western imperialism, manipulation is

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First as Tragedy, Then as Teleology

The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization

Stef Jansen

circumstances, “foot soldier” enactments represented the establishment of a nationalized polity as the key condition for one’s own existential fulfillment. Calculation by “ordinary people” surely played a role: with these retrospective narratives the Ljubićs and

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Beyond Economy and Religion

Resources and Socio-cosmic Fields in Odisha, India

Roland Hardenberg

aims can turn into a resource. As Bourdieu (1977: 178) puts it, we can “extend economic calculation to all the goods, material and symbolic, without distinction, that present themselves as rare and worthy of being sought after in a particular social

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Military Violence in Its Own Right

The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations

Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

the second Palestinian Intifada (2000–2005) was based less on narrow calculations and institutionally specific norms than on identifiable political contingencies. James Ron (2000, 2003) does look at settings shaping the patterns and intensity of

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Palestine

A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

overshadows the wider civil society (the “two” peoples who ought to live in peace) and allows power calculations, security representations, and market-like bargains to dominate methods of peacemaking. Although the peace process (supposedly) aims to establish

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Unbecoming Veteranship

Convicted Military Officers in Post-authoritarian Argentina

Eva van Roekel and Valentina Salvi

new 2x1 law benefits. In just 23 hours and 44 minutes, in one of the fastest parliamentary procedures in Argentinian history, both chambers approved Law No. 27.362, with only one vote against, declaring the calculation of “2x1” for crimes against