Post Tagged with: "Identity"

Pope Francis: Radical and Conservative

Pope Francis: Radical and Conservative

In his actions on the world stage the conservatism of Pope Francis will overshadow his radicalism, but he has shown a radical side by taking the name of St. Francis of Assisi.

The Syrian Predicament

The Syrian Predicament

The civil war playing out in Syria is an extreme manifestation of a common problem: the creation of independent states based on boundaries that did not reflect social and demographic realities.

Globalizing Walls

Globalizing Walls

The walls in news stories are metaphors of community and division. They mix geography and history. They carry material and mythical meanings for the societies on either side, and for emerging global culture.

Pope Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Identity Question in the Catholic Church

Pope Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Identity Question in the Catholic Church

It is important to understand the larger issues implicit within the controversy caused by Pius XII’s failure to condemn the Holocaust, such as the ongoing search for identity in the Church.

Culture, Security, Identity: A Blog from Newcastle University

Culture, Security, Identity: A Blog from Newcastle University

e-IR’s latest blog will feature contributors from Newcastle University’s politics department, who will engage with the themes of culture, security and identity.

Bridge No More? Turkish Public Diplomacy and Branding under the AKP Government

Bridge No More? Turkish Public Diplomacy and Branding under the AKP Government

In order to better communicate with the rest of the world regardless of their religious affiliations and establish a stable identity, Turkey should focus on institutionalizing its public diplomacy attempts and should soften its anger-driven rhetorical style.

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

South Africa and the BRICS: An Ingrained Ambiguity

In the inaugural post of “Throwing BRICS,” Siphamandla Zondi argues that South Africa’s dual identity is an ingrained ambiguity ensuring that the BRICS will remain a major priority in its foreign policy.

Identimetrics: Operationalizing Identity in Counterinsurgency Operations

Identimetrics: Operationalizing Identity in Counterinsurgency Operations

Identimetrics adds identity to the operational and strategic context of counterinsurgency, which must be considered when operating in foreign environments and within foreign cultures.

Measuring Implicit Identification with the EU and its Effects

Measuring Implicit Identification with the EU and its Effects

Following the failure of the Constitutional Treaty, the EU has engaged in an effort to bring itself closer to the people. The role that functional and symbolic identity triggers can play in overcoming historical divides and in generating a sense of identification is of high significance.

Review – China: The Pessoptimist Nation

Review – China: The Pessoptimist Nation

Pessoptimist, coined to describe the combination of positive and negative feelings China has about itself and others, is an apt neologism to describe China’s bipolar sense of national identity, formed from a confused superiority and inferiorly complex that has emerged from its recent economic growth and historical humiliation.

Which Identity for the EU? Implications Of and For Turkey’s Accession

Which Identity for the EU? Implications Of and For Turkey’s Accession

Turkey’s EU accession bid has encouraged political actors in the EU Member States and institutions to consider which kind of organisation the EU is and should be. Opinion is divided between those who support a ‘civic’ identity for the EU, and those who argue that the EU needs a thicker ‘cultural’ identity.

The Politics of Displacement in Kenya

In this brief piece we will look at Kenya’s politics of displacement. Recent violence in this important East African country left over a thousand dead from police bullets, fires and machetes and around 600, 000 displaced. Whilst such violence reaches back into the colonial period, the combination of bad government and the revival of multi-party elections is also central.

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