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The “Moral Effect” of Legalized Lawlessness

Violence in Britain’s Twentieth-Century Empire

Caroline Elkins

. They castigated Mill’s “sentimental liberalism,” which reputedly undermined political stability in the empire and at home. For his part, Stephen was relentless, asserting an unapologetic racial superiority and advocating for absolute rule in the

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Rob Boddice, Christian J. Emden, and Peter Vogt

recognize this vagueness when they introduce their notions of absolute and dead metaphors, it is in Ricœur that Friedrich discovers a model able to explain the historical dynamics involved in the emergence of a cultural trope, such as “network”: the

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Whitewashing History

Pinker’s (Mis)Representation of the Enlightenment and Violence

Philip Dwyer

Germany, 1600–1987 (London: Penguin, 1996), 135, 214, 193–196, 225–226; and Mark Hewitson, Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792–1820 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 128–131. 16 Matthew White, “‘Rogues of the Meaner

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Bridging the Political Gaps

The Interdiscursive Qualities of Political Romanticism in the Weimar Republic

Christian E. Roques

present case, highly contradictory ideas have been defined as being at the center of political romanticism : direct democracy as well as totalitarian dictatorship, absolute individualism as well as absolute communitarianism . 20 Within that logic, one

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Socialisms in the Tsarist Borderlands

Poland and Finland in a Contrastive Comparison, 1830—1907

Wiktor Marzec and Risto Turunen

not integrate details into any organic whole; as an absolute, progressive and general aspiration it does not enclose itself in the limit of time and space”—in the same way that medicine did not invent a universal drug. 19 This pamphlet paved the way

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Sovereignty versus Influence

European Unity and the Conceptualization of Sovereignty in British Parliamentary Debates, 1945–2016

Teemu Häkkinen and Miina Kaarkoski

the means available in the ongoing situation. 20 Attlee agreed with Bevin and told the House in May 1948 that a new conception of sovereignty was needed: “I have often spoken against the continuance of some absolute idea of sovereignty. [The Opposition

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Ana Isabel González Manso

as expressions of the idea or diverse evolutions of the Absolute , nor do I judge history as a subject that can be simply observed and experienced like the positivists. I am Catholic and, as a Catholic, I affirm Providence, revelation, free will

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Sectarianism and Recognition in Iraq

From Consociationalism to Deliberation?

Nicolas Pirsoul

. Conversely, Daesh proved through its actions that the absolute denial of recognition creates an environment where violence is the only form of communication. It therefore appears that a minimum level of recognition represents a first necessary step towards

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From Schmitt to Foucault

Inquiring the Relationship between Exception and Democracy

Sara Raimondi

order. Secondly, the juridical void opens room for a potential absolute violence by the sovereign (1998, 2005). 7 The way in which he even graphically represents this process—by analyzing a “force-of-law” where the last term is marked by a cross

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The Specter of Communism

Denmark, 1848

Bertel Nygaard

political program) in Denmark during the 1840s, communism had a strong presence in the discourse of the social order, including the conservative adherents of absolute monarchy as well as the liberal and democratic currents of the opposition attaining