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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

1 Introduction The “liberal pax” of the last three decades of the 20th century was based on the assumption that the political and the socio-economic spheres could, and indeed had to be, ruled by different types of social norms. Democracy as a

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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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A Gloomy Carnival of Freedom

Sex, Gender, and Emotions among Polish Displaced Person in the Aftermath of World War II

Katarzyna Nowak

experiences. People ate, drank, rested, and made love. In this moment, sexuality seemed freed from the usual constrictions and social norms. Many felt liberated not only from physical enslavement, but from the fetters of tradition. Others were critical of

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Babies and Boomers

Intergenerational Democracy and the Political Epidemiology of COVID-19

Toby Rollo

coercion and violence to govern citizens. Liberal justifications for the exclusion of the child center on the child's lack of sophisticated reasoning and communication on norms and collective decision-making. Children, especially very young children, simply

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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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Stiletto Socialism

Social Class, Dressing Up, and Women's Self-Positioning in Socialist Slovenia

Polona Sitar

improper makeup use could result in being labeled as prostitutes. 36 Already after World War I, prescribed norms for women advised modesty, merit, tidiness, and decency. The use of cosmetics, especially lipstick and powder, became a symbol of vanity and

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Deliberation and Courts

The Role of the Judiciary in a Deliberative System

Donald Bello Hutt

. 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 representatives; it ensures that public opinion

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From Schmitt to Foucault

Inquiring the Relationship between Exception and Democracy

Sara Raimondi

regulate state life, making the law the key instrument for the coordination of pluralist interests. Factually, however, legal norms are subordinated to the exercise of an actual sovereign power, which intervenes in the interstices of formal legislation. In

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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

). This means that the conditions most likely to trigger the introduction of emergency measures will become more common. Second, it is well-documented that 40 years of neo-liberalism, as a form of politics, economics, and a cultural norm, have eroded

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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

, and cultural initiatives along its New Silk Road will likely influence how foreign governments and everyday people think and act. China may not be presently spreading authoritarian norms nor undermining democratic systems in other words. If anything