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Democracy in a Global Emergency

Five Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Afsoun Afsahi, Emily Beausoleil, Rikki Dean, Selen A. Ercan, and Jean-Paul Gagnon

governance have received little attention beyond a simplistic narrative of democratic erosion and authoritarian drift. Is COVID-19 an emergency for democracy, globally? And, what lessons does the pandemic hold for doing democratic governance in an emergency

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The Weight of Absence

Rick Turner and the End of the Durban Moment

Billy Keniston

slowly build organisations with hundreds of thousands of members and usher in changes that affect tens of millions. Nonetheless, I am opposed to historical narratives that uncritically valorise the trade union movement, and which refuse to interrogate the

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

and narrative justifications, a critical theory of domination should evaluate them in the light of the so-called fundamental right to justification and of the external criteria of generality and reciprocity. 20 This critical theory of (in

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Maša Mrovlje and Jennet Kirkpatrick

possibilities of resisting these dynamics. Given this focus, it is also particularly interested in the ways that the embodied, context-specific understanding characteristic of narratives – historical or fictional – can disclose the lived reality and ambiguity of

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Ian Moll

Industrial Revolution: 1760–1850 Two contrasting narratives of the 1IR predominate in the popular imagination. 1 The first tells a triumphant story of Britain's rise to prosperity and global dominance through rapid industrialisation and increased

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Moral Conflict

The Private, the Public and the Political

Marios Filis

human activity without finding recourse to either a monistic narrative or a relativistic approach. It allows us to consider and understand moral conflict as a phenomenon that makes sense and as a problem which requires neither setting up a system of all

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Patrick Cockburn

David Cameron and (then) Housing Minister Grant Shapps did not pursue a philosophical discussion of the competing moral claims of property rights and basic needs, but the narratives developed around squatting in this British context do set the social

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The Future of Representative Politics

On Tormey, Krastev and Rosanvallon

Mihail Evans

particular risk of exposure to conspiracy theories and fake news. What it seeks is new forms of representation which articulate social realities that are as yet unexpressed. He proposes that narrative representation would be the best means to achieve this. He

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Ethnicity, Homogeneity, Nation

A Relationship of Tension

Samuel Salzborn

establish a new, universalistic narrative as a normative model. References Almond , G. A. and Verba S . 1963 . The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . 10

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Valery B. Ferim

-Americans, Indian-Africans and even Chinese-Africans, all of whom claim to be Africans. To further exacerbate the problem, race is increasingly featuring as a common narrative and a deeply divisive factor especially in countries such as Zimbabwe and South Africa