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Global Health Research, Anthropology and Realist Enquiry

Methodological Musings

Sara Van Belle

In recent years, realist enquiry became increasingly popular in health programme evaluation and research as well as in health systems and policy research in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), often conducted by researchers from these

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Whither the people in the ASEAN Community?

Prospects in regional community building above and below the state

See Seng Tan

-of-analysis language ( Latham, 1996 ), on the one hand, and the realist insistence on the primacy of the state, on the other. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the thinking behind the socio-cultural pillar of the ASEAN Community, whose stated objectives are

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The Realism of Political Liberalism

Bertjan Wolthuis

Recently several critics of mainstream political thought have advocated a realist understanding of politics, particularly in opposition to John Rawls’ political liberalism. Mainstream normative political thought is depicted by these critics as

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Communication, Context, and Narrative

Habermas and Contemporary Realist Thought

Navid Hassanzadeh

Alongside John Rawls, realists have frequently called attention to Jürgen Habermas's work as illustrative of much of what is wrong with political theory today: the promotion of moralism, rationalism, and general abstraction over and against

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The Persistence of Poetic Realism in French Cinema of the Occupation

Barry Nevin

, connoting pessimistic states of mind and evoking the film's dominant themes, which generally encompass doomed love, nostalgia, and isolation. 8 Various combinations of such attributes are clearly visible in canonical poetic realist works directed by Carné

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German Foreign Policy Rules for Action during the 2011 Libya Crisis

Hermann Kurthen

decades after German unification, the country in fits and starts adapted its imperatives to the new realities of the post–Cold War order, a process that in the literature has been discussed under the label of neo-realist “normalization.” 4 One of the most

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Interpretation and Rationality

Developing Donald Davidson's Ideas in International Political Theory

Nikolay Gudalov

together, Davidson's insights can help us rethink realist, strong post-positivist and other approaches, as well as the normative cosmopolitan–communitarian distinction. Certainly, Davidson's thought evolved throughout his essays. However, as demonstrated

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A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

after scrutinizing the realist-liberal paradigm of peacebuilding. In this article, I argue that the Israel-Palestine peace process is authored according to the realist-liberal conceptions of conflict resolution between sovereign entities and

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Shakespeare and the Modern Novel

Graham Holderness

an immensely popular writer, and widely regarded as a defining practitioner of the novel form. This kind of novel was/is in every respect different from Shakespeare: new, ‘novel’, not old; prose, not poetry; narrative, not dramatic; realist, not

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Anti-social security

The changing contours of the hegemonic field in the twenty-first-century United States

Jeff Maskovsky

recent years, as other preoccupations take hold in the discipline of anthropology and beyond. Smith rethinks what is meant by realist history, arming a new generation of insurgent scholars, readers, and activists, inside and outside the academy with a new