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Germany

From Civilian Power to a Geo-economic Shaping Power

Stephen F. Szabo

Germany has emerged as the big Western winner from globalization and is striving to become what its policymakers label a “shaping power” ( Gestaltungsmacht )—one that has the ability to shape outcomes and events through the development and

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Combustion, Hydraulic, and Other Forms of Masculinity

An Essay Exploring Dominant Values and Representations of the Driver in Driverless Technology

Sarah Redshaw

Pirkko Markula, “No Pain Is Sane After All” 1 Combustion, provided by burning fossil fuels, provides much of the power required for human societies and is responsible for global warming and the many effects of climate change. Alternatives are gaining

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David Hawkes

currently accounts for over twenty times the collective GDP of the entire world – a combined value of 1.2 quadrillion dollars. This staggering power has largely been achieved over the past three decades, and it has profound implications for the relation of

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Leading through a Decade of Crisis—Not Bad, After All

Germany’s Leadership Demand and Followership Inclusion, 2008-2018

Valerio Alfonso Bruno and Giacomo Finzi

the country’s power in a complicated historical context through the adoption of several theoretical frameworks. This article draws on the analytical contributions of Stefan Schirm on the concept of “followership” alongside Walter Mattli on “leadership

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The Magic of Bureaucracy

Repatriation as Ceremony

Laura Peers

power. Furthermore, while museum staff and claimant groups have different agendas in this process, the ceremonies each group performs are interdependent and coproduced across the repatriation process. These intersecting sets of powerful actions not only

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Richard H. Weisberg

abdicate, triangulate or otherwise voluntarily yield duty, love or sovereignty to third persons. The paradigm involves a perfectly adequate party deciding – not always for any clear reason – to outsource personal or legal power to a third person chosen

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“Communists” on the shop floor

Anticommunism, crisis, and the transformation of labor in Bulgaria

Dimitra Kofti

and their use of terms like “reds” and “communists” in the context of privatization and the transformation of power relations on the shop floor. Similar to other formerly socialist countries, the process of privatizing state enterprises revealed a wide

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Judith Bovensiepen

widespread rumors that foreigners, specifically Australians or Indonesians, were meddling with national politics, seeking to oust the left–wing FRETILIN government in order to put economically liberal rivals into power, prompting media reports about left

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Elite ethnography in an insecure place

The methodological implications of “studying up” in Pakistan

Rosita Armytage

Ethnographies of the powerful can bring to life social worlds of political and economic privilege that are often hidden, as well as the projects of accumulation pursued by families at the highest reaches of power. They provide a methodologically

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From Schmitt to Foucault

Inquiring the Relationship between Exception and Democracy

Sara Raimondi

approaches has undergone a shift over time. Early juridical perspectives have been gradually superseded by Foucaultian approaches of governmentality, which focus on the management and control exercised by power over individuals and the population. Against