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Marcos S. Scauso, Garrett FitzGerald, Arlene B. Tickner, Navnita Chadha Behera, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, and Kosuke Shimizu

also the main spring of continued epistemic violence, which, among other things, refuses to recognize the colonial “other” as a source of reliable knowledge in the fight against the virus. The initial focus of much Western media on China's authoritarian

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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

already become familiar in debates about environmental authoritarianism ( Beeson 2010 ), the situation is presented as a choice between democracy and security. Our concern here is not whether this frame correctly describes the situation, but with the

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Traces of Pan Africanism and African Nationalism in Africa Today

Denis Goldberg

authoritarian rights of traditional leaders incorporated through Lugardian indirect rule into colonial administrative structures, or those encouraged in the apartheid regime’s ethnic homelands? Let us consider some elements of African culture: clitoridectomy

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Peter Levine

people hunker down in narrow groups and resist cooperation at large scales? Will the crisis benefit incumbent authoritarian leaders in important countries, from China and India to Brazil and the United States, who defend closed borders and surveillance

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Maša Mrovlje and Jennet Kirkpatrick

totalitarian, authoritarian and colonial regimes as well as everyday, piecemeal, passive and ‘limit’ varieties of defiance against or non-compliance with patterns of systemic injustice. While each article reveals the limits of heroic myths of resistance, it

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Ethnicity, Homogeneity, Nation

A Relationship of Tension

Samuel Salzborn

ultimately determines the question of stability or instability of states. Unlike authoritarian or totalitarian systems, democratic systems are characterised by conflicts of interest and power struggles that do not contest sovereignty but rather enable its

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Communication, Context, and Narrative

Habermas and Contemporary Realist Thought

Navid Hassanzadeh

( Ashenden 2014: 443–444 ). The broader circumstances wherein this violence occurs, which include wealth inequality and poverty, war and other forms of military expansionism, and the repressive tactics of liberal and authoritarian rule, are overlooked or