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Realizing Interspecies Democracy

The Preconditions for an Egalitarian, Multispecies, World

Sue Donaldson, Janneke Vink, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

the extent to which the government has consideration for the desires, wishes, and interests of the subject population, while the control population merely comes into view when discussing the more formal question of who should be checking and executing

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Interpretation and Rationality

Developing Donald Davidson's Ideas in International Political Theory

Nikolay Gudalov

‘what things were like before the [scientific] revolution using – what else? – our post-revolutionary idiom’ (1973–1974: 6). Yet, RI does not imply that all of a speaker's beliefs, desires or preferences are rational or like ours. It only urges us to

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Spencer McKay

change and instability” (50) by strategic reformers who believe that the initiative would produce their desired policies ( Bowler et al. 2002 ; Bridges and Kousser 2011 ). Previously identified examples of such crises include governments that anticipated

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Marie Paxton and Uğur Aytaç

” to life (1). Through the deliberative process of PB, people learn more about their own preferences and those of others, and they develop both the capacity and the desire to do more for their communities. In this way, PB can help to encourage people to

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SimonMary Aihiokhai, Lorina Buhr, David Moore, and William Jethro Mpofu

from the 1950s to the 1990s, colonialism ‘faked its death’ and only yielded reforms to its monstrosity and did not deliver the revolution that Africans desired and also deserved after long years of economic and political domination. In his fleshing out

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Amílcar Cabral and Amartya Sen

Freedom, Resistance and Radical Realism

Lawrence Hamilton

, various positions are coalescing around four main characteristics ( Rossi and Sleat 2014 ). First, a realist political theory must start from and be concerned in the first instance not with how people ought ideally (or ‘rationally’) to act, desire, value

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Ian Moll

then transported down the Atlantic coastline, as the most desired currency used by British traders to buy slaves in Africa. ( Moll 2020 ) Whether slavery played a key role in financing the Industrial Revolution or not, the political, economic

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Takamichi Sakurai

authoritarianism, that is as a pathological orientation and way of ruling that are built on ‘sadomasochism’, therefore as a pathological symbiosis whereby sadistic and masochistic desires instigate a violent form of politics ( Fromm 1941: Chs. 5 and 6 ). 5 On this

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Fadi Amer

desired outcomes on the other. I call these opportunities for reflection and reasoned deliberation ‘reflective opportunities’, encapsulating the notion that the freedom to choose requires the possibility of deciding what ends one is to pursue ( Sen 2010

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Communication, Context, and Narrative

Habermas and Contemporary Realist Thought

Navid Hassanzadeh

utopian wishes per se, nor the basic urge for political change underlying them. Accordingly, for Geuss, utopias can and do serve useful ends, in that they address ‘human desires and needs that continue to torment us’ (2016: 46). Others have adopted a