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Lauri Rapeli and Inga Saikkonen

conditions. Hence, there is little to suggest that COVID-19 would deal a devastating—let alone lasting—blow to the institutions of old Western democracies. Impact on Democratic Backsliding Democratic forms of government became the global norm at the

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

accountable to laws that are publicly promulgated, equally enforced and independently adjudicated, and which are consistent with international human rights norms and standards. It requires, as well, measures to ensure adherence to the principles of supremacy

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“Home Is Home No Longer”

Political Struggle in the Domestic Sphere in Postarmistice Hungary, 1919-1922

Emily R. Gioielli

a new law in 1921, for the “maintenance of order” to try those for “crimes committed to establish, maintain or restore the Soviet Republic.” 21 As the case against Mrs. Csizmás shows, the restoration of prewar social norms depended heavily on

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Sisyphean Struggles

Encounters and Interactions within Two US Public Housing Programs

Erika Gubrium, Sabina Dhakal, Laura Sylvester, and Aline Gubrium

credit, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), public housing, and General Assistance (GA). The US welfare system offers minimal support in contrast to the Western European norm. The fact that the United States has self-governing states has

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Public Evaluation of Society in China

The Social Quality Approach

Ren Liying and Zou Yuchin

norms” and operationalized as “the extent to which social relations, based on identities, values and norms, are shared.” Social inclusion means “the accessibility of the institutional and structural context” and can be measured as “the extent to which

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Ian Mahoney and Tony Kearon

developing a strong sense of belonging and ability to “get by,” people struggle to develop wider networks and lack the bridging capital to “get on” (see MacDonald et al. 2005 ). This can result in the development of localized norms and countercultural

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Christopher J. Allsobrook

, works in progress. Are all South Africans now free? Hamilton writes, ‘If we conceive of freedom in more realistic and substantive terms than is the norm, we get a very different answer from the one normally given by those who view contemporary conditions

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Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi

from the principles of white supremacy. There were no provisions for alternative values rooted in indigenous worldviews, such that colonial values, institutions, constitutions, norm and ideals, and so on, were the approved values. Two prominent

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Invoking a World of Ideas

Theory and Interpretation in the Justification of Colonialism

David Boucher

meticulous use of the methods and norms of inquiry, which presuppose a social context against which the efficacy of warranted conclusions are justified, and which form the basis of future inquiries. With respect to understanding justifications of colonialism

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The Economics of Decolonisation

Institutions, Education and Elite Formation

Nicola Viegi

Belloc and Bowles (2013) , colonial education was not only an institution for the provision of skills driven by the economic necessity of the coloniser: it also defined and implanted in the colonies a set of cultures and social norms that are still the