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Relational Ethics and Partiality

A Critique of Thad Metz’s ‘Towards an African Moral Theory’

Motsamai Molefe

a norm, some basic value like utility or dignity, in virtue of which one can differentiate between (what all) right and/or wrong actions have in common (321). His normative theory is ‘relational’, as opposed to individualist, 2 insofar as it

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

their motivations 7 , theories of justice developed within the field of political philosophy stand apart, starting from Aristotle's distinction between a legal conception of justice and conceptions of justice as equality. In the first case the norms

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Federica Stagni and Daryl Glaser

international law on the Palestinian question. International norms and law have always been based on the implicit assumption that the international legal regime would represent the proper tool to solve the ‘Palestinian question’. However, in no other case has

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Lawrence Hamilton

ideas it used to justify colonial expansion, propagated normally alongside the barrel of a gun. This last point brings me to my second note of caution. We can easily overestimate the power of ideas. The ideas (and norms) that gain currency and

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Communication, Context, and Narrative

Habermas and Contemporary Realist Thought

Navid Hassanzadeh

of social and political problems in philosophy (1984: 4–5). He also argues in favour of a broad and complex notion of rationality (10), and explicitly situates his thought ‘between’ facts and norms (or validity), in his 1992 opus in political and

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The Nemesis of the Suburbs

Richard Turner and South African Liberalism

Steven Friedman

1983 ) – it was not only the major stream of analysis, it became the norm. Jeremy Seekings, a sociologist who arrived at Witwatersrand University in 1985, recalls that ‘everyone (in the social science departments) assumed the mantle of Marxism […] – it

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The Ambiguity of Subversion

Resistance through Radio Broadcasting

Gisli Vogler

for sexuality and identity within the terms of power itself’ ( Butler 2011: 42 ). In Butler's framework, subversion turns into a tool of translation and inversion of heterosexual norms through, for instance, drag performances ( Butler 2011: 44 ). The

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Colonising ‘Free’ Will

A Critique of Political Decolonisation in Ghana

Bernard Forjwuor

the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Charter in which Articles 2 and 3 explicitly state the need for the protection of the territorial integrity norms of African states ( Small 2017 ). In particular, the Cairo Declaration, which declared that ‘all

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Something Gleaming

Exemplary Resistance and the Shadows of Complicity

Bronwyn Leebaw

crimes, she observes, are charged with intentionally violating international legal standards. War criminals are charged with deviance from international norms and legal conventions. From Arendt's perspective, it would be important for people to

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Deliberation and Courts

The Role of the Judiciary in a Deliberative System

Donald Bello Hutt

application and discourses of justification. Accordingly, he sees constitutional review as the application of already justified constitutional norms to ordinary legislation. The adjudicator assumes the role of an impartial referee between citizens and their