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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

despite neoliberal limitations of welfare provisions and bureaucratic decision-making. Within political science studies on emotions and elections, scholars have pointed to moral outrage as a crucial ingredient in the maintenance of the democratic state

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Philippine Prison Marriages

The Politics of Kinship and Women's Composite Agency

Sif Lehman Jensen

they had been incarcerated. On this basis, I ask why women marry political prisoners. 2 This question allows for an exploration of different forms of agency nested in the women's decision to marry political prisoners against the backdrop of political

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The Social Life of Fighting Words

The Case of Political Correctness

Ronald S. Stade

The Study of Fighting Words These days, calling something or someone “politically correct” is usually neither mere description nor praise. It is more likely an expression of disapproval, derision, or hostility. As such, it is mostly used to

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Alena Minchenia

For more than 25 years, Belarusian political activists have been struggling to challenge the power of the current president, Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Studies of the dynamics of political contestation in Belarus have a certain pattern: they tend to

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The Many Layers of Moral Outrage

Kurdish Activists and Diaspora Politics

Nerina Weiss

people sit or stand in a half circle. Flags of different Kurdish political and militant organizations, as well as flags with a picture of the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, are displayed. Some of these flags are

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Navigating the Politics of Anxiety

Moral Outrage, Responsiveness, and State Accountability in Denmark

Mette-Louise Johansen

efforts vary between early and intense intervention on the one hand, and hesitation and “pulling back” from intervention on the other. I suggest that this dynamic practice reflects the attempts of state employees to cope with various political and societal

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Mirjam de Bruijn

down inside Chad. The government’s explanation that this was because of technical problems was unpersuasive. Most of the people I spoke to were convinced it was a political measure taken by that same government, a government that is experienced as

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Adopting a Resistance Lens

An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice

Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

of political will to put in place transitional justice mechanisms or who refuse profound social and political transformations ( Sriram 2012 ), perhaps in the context of externally imposed transitional justice processes ( McEvoy and McGregor 2008

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“There Was No Genocide in Rwanda”

History, Politics, and Exile Identity among Rwandan Rebels in the Eastern Congo Conflict

Anna Hedlund

This article analyzes how the 1994 genocide in Rwanda is recalled and described by members of a Hutu rebel group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) whose leadership can be linked to the 1994 atrocities in Rwanda. The article explores how individuals belonging to this rebel group, currently operating in the eastern territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), articulate, contest, and oppose the dominant narrative of the Rwandan genocide. Based on ethnographic fieldwork with members of the FDLR in a rebel camp, this article shows how a community of exiled fighters and second-generation Hutu refugees contest the official version of genocide by constructing a counterhistory of it. Through organized practices such as political demonstrations and military performances, it further shows how political ideologies and violence are being manufactured and reproduced within a setting of military control.

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

and external factors and combined an Islamist (Salafist) discourse with social protest over the Sunnis’ disempowerment and political decline. Based on a detailed reading of Sheikh Assir's biography and religious background this article seeks to explain