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John Ireland and Constance Mui

principally to highlight its limitations and insufficiencies. Sartre saw groups, not classes, as agents of change; he did not believe in a dialectics of nature. He had serious doubts about Marx as an economist and as the leader of a political party. For

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Learning to Judge Politics

Professor John Dunn (Interviewed by Professor Lawrence Hamilton)

John Dunn and Lawrence Hamilton

? JD: Well, there used to be such a mechanism in this country. There used to be mass political parties. Mass political parties precisely operated in that way. If you turn political parties – as is the current practice – into quite small structures

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Marcelo Hoffman

pastorate to these institutions by the end of the seventeenth century ( 2007: 197 ). Foucault exemplified this shift in part through a discussion of the metamorphosis of secret societies into political parties ( 2007: 198– 199 ). In this context, he

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Ezekiel S. Mkhwanazi

, one represented by Danquah-Busia and another by Nkrumah and his political party. Nkrumah and his political party advocated for rapid political progress while Danquah-Busia’s approach was evolutionary ( Anyidoho 2010: 4 ). Further, Nkrumah’s commitment

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The Future of Representative Politics

On Tormey, Krastev and Rosanvallon

Mihail Evans

2015: 109 ). He describes how when the peoples’ assemblies failed to maintain momentum protestors turned to engage through the electoral system: 490 political parties have been created since 2010 ( Tormey 2015: 113 ). 4 In analysing these developments

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Daryl Glaser

-parliamentary’ leadership. Kalla claims that the SRC initiated the direct democracy ( Kalla 2016 ). Third, key student leaders were affiliated to officially registered national political parties. While student leaders are not passive objects of party manipulation and indeed

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Ajume H. Wingo

of individual citizens with others. Politics is a matter of people acting in groups, be it a royal family, an aristocratic group or some kind of interest group. Modern political parties are just one form of organising in politics. In a free state

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Bernard Matolino

particular weaknesses that are associated with majoritarian democracy; firstly, their nature of organisation along political party lines makes competition for power exclusionary ( Wiredu 1997: 307–8 ). Secondly, their conception of democracy is narrow as it

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From In-Itself to Practico-Inert

Freedom, Subjectivity and Progress

Kimberly S. Engels

political power, including the political parties and apparatuses of the working class. 19 He mentions, however, that the guardian could serve as a leader in a political party, which Sartre would consider a practico-inert social object, as long as the power

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’Tis but a Habit in an Unconsolidated Democracy

Habitual Voting, Political Alienation and Spectatorship

Anthony Lawrence A. Borja

attitude towards electoral competitiveness is a reaction to actual conditions of an unconsolidated democracy with an entrenched oligarchy and weak political parties. What the data above suggests is that the respondents separated the electoral process and