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Bad Custom

The Meanings and Uses of a Legal Concept in Premodern Europe

Anthony Perron

, explored ways in which customary law might serve as a better foundation for the sustainable development of natural resources. 3 As David Bederman has written, “Custom can be a signal strength for any legal system—preliterate or literate, primitive or

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Postcolonial Finance

The Political History of ‘Risk-Versus-Reward’ Investment in Emerging Markets

Cecilia Schultz

river is quiet, men cannot take precautions with both embankments and dykes, so that when waters rise … their fury is neither so wild not so damaging. The same things happen about Fortune. She shows her power where strength and wisdom do not prepare to

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For Us, By Us

Towards a More Just Philosophical Community

Bryan Mukandi

words even if, in the beginning, no one listened to them. Even if some people tried to silence their voices’ ( 2008: 74 ). But Tadjo also has one of their number ask, ‘where was the fire they needed to make their words burn deep? … Where was the strength

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Jafta Masemola's Master Key

Experimental Notes on Azanian Aesthetic Theory

Athi Mongezeleli Joja

strength of the neocolonial system but also in the interpellative power of its discursive practices, as constitutive of what historian Hosea Jaffe might call the colonial ‘modes’ of production ( 1994: 5 ). The repudiation of previously heretic concepts is

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Interpretation and Rationality

Developing Donald Davidson's Ideas in International Political Theory

Nikolay Gudalov

passing theories’ about mutual interpretation; Davidson almost equated ‘knowing a language’ with ‘knowing our way around in the world generally’ (2005a: 106–107). Davidson supports the strengths of the popular views stressing social construction and