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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

the diffusion of ideas and customs. During a 2013 visit to Kazakhstan, where he oversaw infrastructure deals and loans worth in excess of $30 billion, President Xi proposed the creation of a new Silk Road Economic Belt that would extend westward into

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Powerlessness and Unfairness

A Letter to Jan Zielonka

Henri Vogt

country's infrastructure is generally in good shape and new digital public services truly make citizens’ lives easier. People's sense of security and interpersonal trust have remained very high; there is less street violence than at any point in time since

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Juan M. del Nido

nation for white-collar, free-market-oriented professionals embracing “harmonious social and labor relationships” (23). This required spectacular investments in infrastructures of knowledge, banking, and tertiary sector economies. University courses and

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Common Democracy

Political Representation beyond Representative Democracy

Alexandros Kioupkiolis

infrastructures for increased civic engagement, and collective imagination may craft new participatory institutions adjusted to contemporary contexts, as the discussion of the Indignados and the Occupy movements will indicate. As I come to argue, civic

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Free from State Violence or Free to Comply?

A Revised Typology of Coercion and Repression in Liberal Democracies

Barbora Capinska

, although the protests resulted in cancellation of the airport project, the hegemony of the dominant discourses on economic progress, infrastructure expansion and, somewhat paradoxically, non-violent conflict resolution was reinforced and the realization of

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Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff, and Romand Coles

struggle to abolish the fossil fuel industry takes place in multiple connected arenas: in pipeline and infrastructure battles, in legislative battles, in efforts to change and convince regulatory agencies, in the news media, in museums, in international

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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

arena of pro tanto arguments that I have criticized above. This argument is based on a confusion between the political community and the administrative infrastructure through which it fulfills its goals. Obviously, a political community needs to

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Barbara Prainsack

where we see it happen, we need to build institutions and circumstances that can make solidarity stable and lasting. These include strong and well-funded public infrastructures ( Wagenaar & Prainsack 2020 ), solidaristic healthcare, and an equitable

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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

financial stability and control over their lives (Dean; Haagh, this issue). Lesson 4: COVID-19 has Demonstrated the Need for Institutional Infrastructure for Prolonged Solidarity COVID-19 has foregrounded the question of how we care for each other

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David Owen

Interdependency The second issue that the current corona-crisis makes visible is that of interdependency within and across territorial jurisdictions, and the significance of “human rights infrastructures” within states. Consider, first, examples such as the