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Democracies in the Ethnosphere

An Anthropologist's Lived Experiences of Indigenous Democratic Cultures

Wade Davis and Jean-Paul Gagnon

accumulate material objects but there's a disincentive to do so: how do you measure wealth in such a society? Well, among the Penan, wealth is defined explicitly, consciously, as a strength of social relations between people, because if those relations fray

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Marie Paxton and Uğur Aytaç

discusses the impact of limited status and resources on engagement, empowerment, and inclusion. Bateman's strength is his capacity to combine a discussion of normative ideals with an analysis of extant practices in order to expose weaknesses and propose

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Rikki Dean, Jean-Paul Gagnon, and Hans Asenbaum

draw attention to different forms of collective decision making such as campfire democracy ( Glassman 2017 ). Much of the strength of the field comes from this multidisciplinarity and its ability to connect across disciplines – whether that is through

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Realizing Interspecies Democracy

The Preconditions for an Egalitarian, Multispecies, World

Sue Donaldson, Janneke Vink, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

respecting who someone is, not (or not only) what they are. So, now I have laid my cards on the table. I am starting from a very strong commitment to seeing difference as strength and opportunity, not disfigurement; to understanding democratic equality

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Democracy's Conceptual Politics

Liberalism and Its Others

Christopher Hobson

manufacturing new descriptors, searching for different subtypes, scouring history for forgotten practices, these all reflect the political and normative strength that continues to inhere in the basic concept of democracy. For better and worse, this outcome is

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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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The Artistry of Critical Thought

A Conversation on Adorno, Baudrillard, Braidotti and Marcuse

Siphiwe I. Dube

thought is illustrative of both its strength and its weakness in the contemporary era, for these attacks are reflective of the strength/prevalence of some forms of democratic reason. Hélène Landemore's (2012) concept of democratic reason, which she

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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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Machiavelli and Spartan Equality

The Image and Function of Lycurgus’ Heritage

Filippo Del Lucchese

, particularly by his interest in Lycurgus and the Spartans. Machiavelli's judgement of Sparta and Rome depends largely on the connection between economic power and military strength. If he prefers Rome to Sparta, it is because its expansive regime made it

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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

better policies, then it is strange, illogical even, that we abandon these strengths in favor of a more authoritarian mode of policy-making as soon as our greatest challenges arrive. The task for democratic theorists, then, is to develop alternative