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A Critique of Liberal Universalism

The Concept of Secular Philosophical Grounding

Jaan S. Islam

arguments. Cosmopolitan approaches to global ethics in the modern scholarship can be divided roughly in the following divisions. To begin, there is a loosely associated group that promotes the concept of intersociative norms and legal consensus as the basis

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Some Senses of Pan-Africanism from the South

Christopher Allsobrook

syncretism which informs the underlying effort of white African scholarship to deny black African cultural unity, in turn, to socialise Africans to identify with European norms. The emphasis of white interpreters on multi-cultural ethnic diversity and

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Joan Vergés-Gifra

ideals are jointly an active relationship, a subjective disposition and a norm. A brief comparison of them will now help us demonstrate the tripartite nature we are discussing. It will also help us to distinguish between them – fraternity is often

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Contested Memory

Retrieving the Africanist (Liberatory) Conception of Non-racialism

Ndumiso Dladla

Liberalism and racism have been intertwined for hundreds of years, for the same developments of modernity that brought liberalism into existence as a supposedly general set of political norms also brought race into existence as a set of

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’Tis but a Habit in an Unconsolidated Democracy

Habitual Voting, Political Alienation and Spectatorship

Anthony Lawrence A. Borja

. Spectatorship is the norm in a society of irremovable spectacles and what I note from his discussion is the need to find a new approach to a unity between the spectacle and the spectator, a unity that can lead to emancipation and is based upon a re-thinking of

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Neither Shadow nor Spectre

Populism as the Ideological Embodiment of the Democratic Paradox

Anthony Lawrence Borja

Between the populist demagogue and the citizenry is a sustained dance between their respective ideas, values, norms and experiences. This dance, however, is not necessarily harmonious. It can lead, and has led to, friction between a populist and

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Virile Resistance and Servile Collaboration

Interrupting the Gendered Representation of Betrayal in Resistance Movements

Maša Mrovlje

gender inequality operate in more insidious ways. Women's involvement in resistance may seem to profoundly challenge patriarchal gender norms, subverting traditional stereotypes of women as peaceful, nurturing, emotional or domesticated and granting them

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Patrick Cockburn

legal spaces in which ‘property outsiders’ ( Fox O’Mahony 2014 ) can, albeit to a limited extent, push against the dominant norms of property ownership and meet needs through self-help direct-action without committing criminal offenses. The closure of

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Lawrence Ogbo Ugwuanyi

drawn 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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Christopher J. Allsobrook

that freedom and equality are, at best, 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