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Introduction

A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

In September 2014, a panel called “Scientific Concepts in the European Periphery” was presented at the ninth meeting of the Science and Technology in the European Periphery (STEP) group on the topic of “Communicating Science, Technology and Medicine

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

FlAP . McCann , Daryl . 2016 . “ Battlers Against the System: Populist Critiques of Hillary Clinton .” Quadrant 60 ( 11 ): 44 – 46 . McNutt , Kathleen . 2014 . “ Public Engagement in the Web 2.0 Era: Social Collaborative Technologies in a

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Shobita Parthasarathy

( Sarewitz 1996 ). The private sector then capitalizes on the results of this scientific curiosity to develop socially beneficial technologies, which are made available in the marketplace. Key to this is the modern patent system: the government incentivizes

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David Owen

digital surveillance and biometrics in technologies of algorithmic governance that individualize border controls: “As megacities become ghost towns, and once-bustling airports grind to a halt, the virus has generated a puzzling new enigma of a globalized

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Barbara Prainsack

are not those that have the best technologies or most obedient citizens. It is those that have solidaristic institutions. Conclusion Pandemics do not automatically increase or decrease solidarity; the relationship between the two is complex in

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Asma Abbas

wonders why we need buildings if there is technology so that all public university buildings can be privatized for a future of zombies, we are left to wonder how long before it is okay to say “if you can be a refugee, why do we need citizens?” Should we

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The Democracy of Everyday Life in Disaster

Holding Our Lives in Their Hands

Nancy L. Rosenblum

, neighbors are again called on to provide essentials: shopping for food and medicine or offering advice on technology to children struggling with remote schooling. Improvisation may give way to organized volunteerism by neighbors using networking and social

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Louise Haagh

). Sanctions regimes reinforce use of new technology that exacerbates mechanisms of exclusion, as detailed by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights in his characterization of a new “digital welfare state” ( Alston 2019: 3 ). A related issue at stake is whether

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Milja Kurki

, bacteria, and in symbiosis with technologies. And, these scholars point out, humanity as an abstract universal category is also historically constructed and contemporarily too constructed in complex negotiation with concrete beings: not all humans

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“Amazing Rapidity”

Time, Public Credit, and David Hume's Political Discourses

Edward Jones Corredera

technologies, Hume saw the origins of political, social, and economic acceleration in the speed of public credit. 20 In an age when philosophers and ministers struggled to define concepts such as “happiness” or “luxury,” the meaning of credit was drawn from