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Class versus Nation

A History of Richard Turner’s Eclipse and Resurgence

Ian Macqueen

commitment to see nationalism as an epiphenomenon of class interests and a reluctance to accord veracity to nationalist modes of mobilisation. In Turner’s day the powerful African nationalism of the 1950s, represented by the mass action of the African

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Raymond Suttner

Non-racialism is examined in relation to the concepts of race, generic humanism and universalism in order to establish conditions under which non-racialism can be implemented as an emancipatory concept. Denial of the salience or even the existence of the concept 'race' and also tendencies to organise on the basis of race essentialism are examined. It is accepted that race does not exist at an ontological level, in that it is not required for the constitution of the human subject. But race does exist historically and socially. To ignore its existence in addressing the question of non-racialism would be to deny the validity of the experience of racial inequality. At the same time, organisation on the basis of race, while sometimes motivated by strategic considerations, carries the danger of slippage and a permanent racialised identity. The post-1994 period is seen as opening the road to universalism and thus removing the basis for strategic essentialism.

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Peter McLaren and Ramin Farahmandpur

As we lean into the gusty winds of the approaching millennium, squaring our shoulders and lowering our heads against an icy unknown, we discover much to our surprise that the future has already arrived; that it has silently imploded into the singularity of the present. We are lost in a crevice in the ‘wrong side’ of history, in a furious calm at the end of a century-old breath, doing solitary confinement in the future anterior. Time has inhaled so hard that it has lodged us in its lungs, compressing us into shadowy, ovaloid spectres out of the horror classic, Nosferatu. Capitalism has authored this moment, synchronising the heartbeat of the globe with the auto-copulatory rhythms of the marketplace; deregulating history; downsizing eternity.

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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

( Douzinas 2010: 82-83 ; Wood 2002: 284-285 ). The appearance of a political sphere separate from the capitalist economy rests on the fact that, by contrast to previous class societies, capitalism can enforce exploitation without the application of extra

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

representative politics moved from tackling class-based material concerns to ones framed around recognition and identity ( Devine and Sensier 2017 ; Fraser 1995 ; Fraser and Honneth 2003 ). People from these subsets, be they “white working class” ( Ford and

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

is the eastern part of the state, where, compared to the Puget Sound region, there is a lot more sunshine and open space and where the leading industries are agricultural rather than high-tech. Each member of my class of fifteen undergraduates, in a

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Wolfgang Merkel and Jean-Paul Gagnon

but, simultaneously, there can also be democratic improvement in others. Think about the progressing exclusion of the lower classes from political participation and representation, on the one side, and the inclusion of women and gay people into

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

representative democracy is no more than the rotation of elites? What we’re getting now is a much more minor pendulum movement between class style and ideology as elections cycle. We’re not getting rotation across the vertical axis. In other words, we’re not

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Democratic Procedures Are Not Inherently Democratic

A Critical Analysis of John Keane's The New Despotism (Harvard University Press, 2020)

Gergana Dimova

, small-business owners enjoy the chance to benefit from their profits and to feel vested in the economy. Importantly, the system ensures that the middle classes possess a small but tangible degree of material comforts, such as annual vacations and trips

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The Will of the People?

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

Samuel Salzborn

say: “In a democracy, whoever governs does so not because he possesses the properties of a qualitatively better upper class opposed to an inferior lower class.” Nonetheless, practicalities could “reasonably prompt the people to entrust comrades