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Valery B. Ferim

colonial structures which valorise Western norms, silence the subaltern and perpetuate the dependency of Africa in particular and the third world in general ( Childs and Williams 2014 ); an African economic community with one currency, free trade and free

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Olusegun Steven Samuel and Ademola Kazeem Fayemi

relationship guided by the norms of shared identity and solidarity. Metz (2017a: 166 ) clearly states: ‘A being's moral status is determined by the extent to which it is the kind of thing that can be party to a relationship in which there is communion

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Book Roundtable

Discussion text: Chin, C. 2018. The Practice of Political Theory: Rorty and Continental Thought.

Lasse Thomassen, Joe Hoover, David Owen, Paul Patton, and Clayton Chin

to engage with Chin's reading by noting that the general meta-philosophical position that Rorty articulates in which there are no external guarantors of values or norms against which our social practices can be judged is hardly a novel position. The

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Postcolonial Finance

The Political History of ‘Risk-Versus-Reward’ Investment in Emerging Markets

Cecilia Schultz

realm of economics stops’ ( Murphy and Tooze 1991: 24 ). Moreover, the uncritical deployment of ‘emerging markets’ not only obscures the historical construction of this category, but also reinforces the norms and ideological assumptions embedded in this

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The Keys to the Economic Kingdom

State Intervention and the Overcoming of Dependency in Africa before the Crisis of the 1970s

Bill Freund

than doubled from the extreme low point of the late 1990s, they are far from reaching what was once taken as the norm ( Trefon 2004 ). On the other side of the border from Katanga, the Zambian government under Kenneth Kaunda, a close ally of Nyerere

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Gustavo H. Dalaqua

determined by an elite political or economic class, but to engage in the very definition of agendas, and in the construction or contestation of norms and ideals’ ( Malloy 2016: 74 ). The CIS is meant to reinvigorate representative democracy, not to deny it

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Revisiting the Menkiti-Gyekye Debate

Who Is a Radical Communitarian?

Motsamai Molefe

, of plenitude of force at maturation’ (172). What is beginning to emerge is that the notion of personhood under consideration is a normative one. The very idea of achievement implies some kind of standard or norm against which one is to be evaluated

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What’s a Political Theorist to Do?

Rawls, the Fair Value of the Basic Political Liberties, and the Collapse of the Distinction Between ‘Ideal’ and ‘Nonideal’ Theory

Susan Orr and James Johnson

individuals and groups (e.g., Knight 1992 , 1995 ; North 1990 , 1991 ; Ostrom 1990 ). This view encompasses everything from informal social norms and conventions to highly elaborate formal political and legal arrangements. It holds whether one thinks

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The Artist in a Positivist Academy

Bridging the Artist-Scholar Divide

Ibanga B. Ikpe

Visual Arts were always suspect, even vulnerable’ ( Orchard 2000: 86 ). On the other hand, early arts academics resisted socialisation into university norms and procedures especially the university tradition of shared governance by shunning participation