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Democracies Across Cultures

The Hegemonic Concept of Democracy has Dissolved, What Happens Now?

Frederic Charles Schaffer and Jean-Paul Gagnon

Premise Comparative politics, as a discipline of academic inquiry, can be described as a driver for the democratization of countries or other places—usually infra-level political units such as subnational regions or cities—to achieve a more

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Democracy's Conceptual Politics

Liberalism and Its Others

Christopher Hobson

balanced, nuanced account. For instance, a significantly understudied part of liberal democracy's past is the dynamic that existed between democratization in Europe being facilitated by conquest and colonization abroad ( Hobson 2015: 135–137 ). Greater

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Ordoliberal White Democracy, Elitism, and the Demos

The Case of Wilhelm Röpke

Phillip Becher, Katrin Becker, Kevin Rösch, and Laura Seelig

changed its appearance by recombining elements that were present in its ideological core from the start ( Kofler 1959 ). The initial skeptical attitude of classical liberals toward further radical democratization in theory and practice, however, was

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The Marginalized Democracies of the World

Jean-Paul Gagnon, Hans Asenbaum, Dannica Fleuss, Sonia Bussu, Petra Guasti, Rikki Dean, Pierrick Chalaye, Nardine Alnemr, Friedel Marquardt, and Alexander Weiss

alternative democratic practices and democratic innovations (an expanded democratization toolkit in short); (2) it provides a global democracy conservation project that is designed to both rescue the democracies from obscurity and share them with as many

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Ten years later

Leonardo Morlino

A decade ago, Regions & Cohesion started with an editorial article by Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda, who proposed launching “a multilingual (English, French, and Spanish) and interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the human and environmental impacts of regional integration as well as governance processes.”

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No end to Nepal's Maoist rebellion

Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

Since 1996, Nepal has increasingly been drawn into a violent conflict between Maoist rebels and the state, leading to a severe crisis. Thousands of civilians have been killed, and most people in the countryside live in constant fear. Economic hardship has seriously increased. Despite repeated efforts to bring the parties together for peace talks, there is little hope that the violent situation will be resolved in the near future. This article analyzes the complex causes of the emergence of the Maoist insurrection and its success, and sketches the problems impeding a democratic solution to the current situation.

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Interiority and government of the child

Transparency, risk, and good governance in Indonesia

Jan Newberry

of Suharto’s New Order authoritarian regime in 1998, with its roots in the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, and the beginning of the era of reform, or Reformasi , and democratization. The earthquake seemed to manifest the significant

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Socialist Democracy

Directed Democracy and Social Vision in Socialist Hungary, 1956–1989

Milán Pap

. Socialist democracy was thus conceptualized first as a tool of party politics to bring party organizations and their apparatuses into the orbit of de-centralization and later, democratization. The de-Stalinization of these Communist parties proved to be a

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“While it lasts”

Strategizing with precarity in internationally funded project labor in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nejra Nuna Čengić

18 years. This sector emerged in BiH through international military and humanitarian intervention during the 1990s war. After that, it expanded with development interventions under the umbrella of peacebuilding, democratization, and EU integration

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“Real, practical emancipation”?

Subaltern politics and insurgent citizenship in contemporary India

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

that engendered new forms of political subjectivity and agency that substantially democratized state-society relations. Following on from this, I describe how insurgent citizenship in this region was inflected with a discourse centered on idioms of