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Wolfgang Merkel and Jean-Paul Gagnon

golden dollar, pound, euro, and yen. It’s that idolatrous cow that is capital and material gain that trumps all. Merkel: I see things from the position of democratic government. Governments are, so to say, elected to fulfill their promised programs and

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Asma Abbas

that we, who have always known how to grieve better and more consistently than our murderers, take a chance on each other and decolonize our complaints while we do so. Why not seize the moment and call the bloody bluff of capital and colony in crisis

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Henry A. Giroux

This article argues that democracy is on life support in the United States. Throughout the social order, the forces of predatory capitalism are on the march—dismantling the welfare state, corrupting politics with outside money, defunding higher education, expanding the corporate-surveillance-military state, widening inequalities in wealth and income, and waging a war on low income and poor minorities. As market mentalities and moralities tighten their grip on all aspects of society, democratic institutions and public spheres are being downsized, if not altogether disappearing. As these institutions vanish—from higher education to health care centers—there is also a serious erosion of the discourses of community, justice, equality, public values, and the common good. This article argues that given this current crisis, educators, artists, intellectuals, youth, and workers need a new political and pedagogical language centered around the notion of radical democracy in order to address the changing contexts and issues facing a world in which capital draws upon an unprecedented convergence of resources—financial, cultural, political, economic, scientific, military, and technological—to exercise powerful and diverse forms of control.

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Neoliberalism, the Left and the Rise of the Far Right

On the Political and Ideological Implications of Capitalism's Subordination of Democracy

Costas Panayotakis

, when they do not rely on politically authoritarian or fascist regimes and do not implement the kind of neoliberal policies, which have, in recent decades, prioritized capital's unfettered pursuit of profit over any other social consideration, capitalist

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The Limits of Liberal Democracy

Prospects for Democratizing Democracy

Viviana Asara

separated from the moment of coercion and direct political power which is assigned to the state. Appropriation and production are detached from the political sphere, privatized, and are governed by the “autonomous laws” of the economy and capital—that is

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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

States – the principle of private property will continue to hold in the broader society, and therefore the separation of property from ownership would entail a violation of the equally fundamental right of owners of capital to decide how their capital is

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Lest We Forget (Matter)

Posthumanism, Memory, and Exclusion

Matthew Howard

European one, seeking to stress that Australia did not exist before European settlement. 3 As such, the focal point of the Anzac Day commemoration in the Australian capital is, itself, complicit in a recurring exclusion of the aboriginal experience from

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The Will of the People?

Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory

Samuel Salzborn

of the Power .” Italian Journal of Public Law 1 : 67 – 93 . Marx , Karl . ( 1867 ) 1908 . Capital: A Critique of Political Economy . Vol. 1 , The Process of Capitalist Production . Chicago : Charles H. Kerr & Co. Marx , Karl . ( 1894

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William R. Caspary

Democracy . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Pateman , Carole . 2012 . “ Participatory Democracy Revisited. ” Perspectives on Politics 10 ( 1 ): 7 – 19 . 10.1017/S1537592711004877 Piketty , Thomas . 2014 . Capital in the Twenty

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Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff, and Romand Coles

demands discontinuous bouts of work from atomized individuals who must constantly, frantically be on high alert for moments when they can insert bits of productive labor for payment into the flows of capital circulation ( Berardi 2009 ; Ross 2013) . Info