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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

1 Introduction The “liberal pax” of the last three decades of the 20th century was based on the assumption that the political and the socio-economic spheres could, and indeed had to be, ruled by different types of social norms. Democracy as a

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Babies and Boomers

Intergenerational Democracy and the Political Epidemiology of COVID-19

Toby Rollo

coercion and violence to govern citizens. Liberal justifications for the exclusion of the child center on the child's lack of sophisticated reasoning and communication on norms and collective decision-making. Children, especially very young children, simply

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Sandbags, Strikes, and Scandals

Public Disorder and Problematic Policing in Occupied Roubaix during World War I

James E. Connolly

on a notion of bourgeois respectability, that dictated what were considered acceptable and unacceptable behaviors under occupation and thus guided conduct. Adherents of this culture expressed disdain for those perceived as breaching its norms by

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From Schmitt to Foucault

Inquiring the Relationship between Exception and Democracy

Sara Raimondi

regulate state life, making the law the key instrument for the coordination of pluralist interests. Factually, however, legal norms are subordinated to the exercise of an actual sovereign power, which intervenes in the interstices of formal legislation. In

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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

, and cultural initiatives along its New Silk Road will likely influence how foreign governments and everyday people think and act. China may not be presently spreading authoritarian norms nor undermining democratic systems in other words. If anything

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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

). This means that the conditions most likely to trigger the introduction of emergency measures will become more common. Second, it is well-documented that 40 years of neo-liberalism, as a form of politics, economics, and a cultural norm, have eroded

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“And much more I am soryat for my good knyghts”

Fainting, Homosociality, and Elite Male Culture in Middle English Romance

Rachel E. Moss

establishes his knightly integrity and the justness of his quest for vengeance, even if the target of that quest is the wrong person. In Middle English romances, the physical expression of male emotion serves both to reinforce norms of elite masculine behavior

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The Problem of Modern Pederasty in Queer History

A Case Study of Norman Douglas

Rachel Hope Cleves

considered sexually autonomous. Social norms increasingly question the ability of individuals between eighteen and their early twenties to consent to sex with adults in their thirties and forties, raising the question of whether people within this age range

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Political Regeneration

José Bonifácio and Temporal Experiences in the Luso-American World in the Early Nineteenth Century

Maria Elisa Noronha De Sá and Marcelo Gantus Jasmin

past methods of the Jesuits. The norms were as follows: to promote justice; set up trade relations with the barbarians; promote marriage; stimulate catechization; build military prisons; organize expeditions and settlements; teach reading, writing, and

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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

attempts at executive aggrandizement have not, so far, at least in Europe, been the norm. According to a study by the V-DEM Institute, only 4 of 28 European countries have violated any of a set of 8 liberal democratic norms during the state of emergency