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Carmen Firan

As a child in Romania, I would choose a word and repeat it over and over until it lost its meaning. The syllables would superimpose one another and sound like a foreign language, not invented yet or long ago abandoned, something mysterious and antique, rough and absurd. Instead of opening up and shining acoustically, the sounds choked like marine animals tossed in a boiling cauldron. The word would then become tangible, heavy, like a clay rock thrown in the ocean. I would then await its dissolution, would watch for its disappearance while continuing to repeat it, compulsively, unable to control the joy of my offence. What are words? I asked myself. Where do they come from and where do they go?

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The Timeline of a Concept

Juan Francisco Fuentes

about their appearances and disappearances. The last economic crisis that started in 2008 turned the “populist moment” into a cliché about the political consequences of social unrest. William Galston, a contributor to the Journal of Democracy and

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Free from State Violence or Free to Comply?

A Revised Typology of Coercion and Repression in Liberal Democracies

Barbora Capinska

analysis of political repression includes only data on violations of an individual’s integrity, that is arbitrary arrest, disappearance, detention, torture, and political killing (1991: 121–123). Conversely, Carey (2010) chooses to concentrate only on

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Powerlessness and Unfairness

A Letter to Jan Zielonka

Henri Vogt

these developments (possibly) symbolize the disappearance of the Western liberal order. Your starting point, however, is different from the mainstream of this literature: the liberals – whoever they are – need to become more self-critical if

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Jan Berting

negative consequences of the disappearance of Europe as a global power. The third element is the strong growth of immigrants to Europe from Arab and other African countries. This element is of course strongly connected with the preceding one. This

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Sisyphean Struggles

Encounters and Interactions within Two US Public Housing Programs

Erika Gubrium, Sabina Dhakal, Laura Sylvester, and Aline Gubrium

by the client. Yet such separation has been followed by the disappearance of the “care” function. Due to the arcane nature of funding incentives and the institutional tendency to “morally typify” recipients ( Handler 2003: 234 ), the primary

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Theo Jung, Cristian Roiban, Gregor Feindt, Alexandra Medzibrodszky, Henna-Riikka Pennanen, and Anna Björk

secondary importance. In her research, obshchestvennost ’ is identified as a “feeling of common cause” and the disappearance of the fear to violate abortion laws in favor of protecting women’s health. The last three chapters of the book focus on

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Bridging the Political Gaps

The Interdiscursive Qualities of Political Romanticism in the Weimar Republic

Christian E. Roques

political options become irrelevant. At the same time, the war has deeply changed the political situation, as Mann puts forward the idea that the traditional, “unpolitical” ideal of the German Bildungsbürgertum is now obsolete with the disappearance of

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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

entropy maximization. The second law of thermodynamics indeed has two faces. On the one hand, it explains the disappearance of information in the whole system. On the other, it explains that local order can arise at the same time. This new interpretation

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Between Transnational Cooperation and Nationalism

The Little Entente of Women in Czechoslovakia

Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

the LEW meant the de facto disappearance of previous methods of work and a narrowed focus on foreign cultural diplomacy. Although the impact of the LEW on the real position of women remained limited, some of its original goals were fulfilled. Women