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Death of a Statesman – Birth of a Martyr

Martyrdom and Memorials in Post–Civil War Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

’s posthumous transformation from political patron to patron saint and what this can teach us of political culture, nation-building and statehood in post–civil war Lebanon. Memorials and Martyrs Post–civil war memorialisation in Lebanon has been examined in

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Statehood and Intercultural Dialogue

Study of Slovenian Transition

Peter Simoničm

Contemporary political rituals have been a neglected topic in Slovenian ethnology and anthropology. This article presents celebrations of Slovenian statehood in the period of transition - from 1991 to the present - which were being organised in the Republic Square (Trg Republike) and cultural centre Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, and have been outlining the components of Slovenian political mythology and offering solutions for the new national future. The analysis is focused on the holders of political, cultural and media systems. It attempts to disclose the significance and use of the concept of intercultural dialogue in contemporary Slovenian society by exploring the relationship between ritual and its social background.

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State and Warfare in Mexico

The Case of Ayotzinapa

Alessandro Zagato

tendencies in the fields of statehood and warfare that I examine in this article. Despite the amount of intellectual effort (within and outside the academy) put into offering a coherent explanation for the aggression—taking into account the scale of the event

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Granting ‘Human Dignity’

How Emotions and Professional Ethos Make Public Services

Sophie Andreetta

services ( Brodkin 2012 ; Gabarro 2012 ; Spire 2008 ). Building on the idea that affects and emotions could be a relevant entry point into the study of statehood ( Laszczkowski and Reeves 2017 ), this article analyses the place and the role of emotions in

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Contingent Statehood

Clientelism and Civic Engagement as Relational Modalities in Contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina

Larissa Vetters

This article analyzes clientelism and civic engagement as two relational modalities adopted by the residents of Mostar to obtain state-funded housing assistance in the face of rapid political transformation, economic insecurity, and post-conflict reconstruction. Couched in historical and contemporary discourses of deservingness and harking back to spatial imaginaries that evolved during the socialist era, both modalities converge in the notion of raseljeni, a post-war administrative category denoting an internally displaced person. Despite their apparent differences, the ultimate goal of both modalities is to establish sustainable channels of communication and productive relations with state authorities. Such relational modalities not only facilitate citizens' access to public resources, but also lend continuity and coherence to a fragmented state apparatus. In the process, they give rise to distinct political subjectivities and notions of political community.

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The psychology of regions

A Vygotskian perspective

Luk Van Langenhove

statehood properties. Second, the Vygotsky scheme will be introduced and applied to the processes of building regions. Third, the article will conclude by briefly discussing how regions play a role in identity-building. The whole article builds extensively

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Desired formality

Labor migration, black markets, and the state in Chile

Sofía Ugarte

impact of transnational migration on contemporary statehood but also how state institutions shape the everyday lives of racialized and gendered labor migrants in this particular context. I begin this article illustrating how migration and labor laws

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Sovereignty, Prefigurative Politics, and Basques’ Joy to Decide

Julieta Gaztañaga

able to share daily chats and laughter. Sovereignty beyond Armed Struggle and State Desire Most of the literature about Basque politics—historical and contemporary—puts violence center stage and pivots around a “desire for statehood” ( Aretxaga

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Governing migration through paperwork

Lisa Marie Borrelli and Sophie Andreetta

migrants who engage with it, helps unpack the way immigration laws and policies are implemented, interpreted and questioned on a daily basis within various bureaucracies. They show how civil servants can both produce statehood in restricting migrants

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Uzi Meshulam and the ‘Mishkan Ohalim’ Affair

The Influence of Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy

Motti Inbari

days of Israeli statehood. The so-called Yemenite Children Affair concerns the alleged disappearance of hundreds of babies and toddlers of new immigrants, mainly from Yemen, to the recently founded State of Israel. In most cases, parents were told in