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Common Democracy

Political Representation beyond Representative Democracy

Alexandros Kioupkiolis

and trade unions ( Bimber et al. 2015 ). In recent years, digital communication technologies have effectively facilitated a personalized engagement with political causes and collective action, allowing for flexible coordination and individually

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Francesco Maria Scanni and Francesco Compolongo

ideology is characterised by seven elements: a) Confidence in the market as an efficient mechanism for the allocation of scarce resources; b) Belief in the desirability of global free trade and free circulation of capital; c) Willingness to limit the

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Neoliberalism, Hedonism and the Dying Public

Reclaiming Political Agency through the Exercise of Courage

Grant M. Sharratt and Erik Wisniewski

free trade.’ Thus, neoliberalism today is at its root a system of political economy that elevates the role of the individual primarily as an economic agent, rather than a public, political one. Moreover, as Harvey (2005: 7) notes, political freedom

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The Future of Representative Politics

On Tormey, Krastev and Rosanvallon

Mihail Evans

policing the protests with a firmer response than similar demonstrations by trade unionists. That is, a political response that combined concession and oppression. Perhaps more significantly, in the spring of 2019 he established a nationwide Grand Débat

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The Will of the People?

Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory

Samuel Salzborn

the goals of the party are forced, in part by the necessity of giving consideration to their clientele and voters, but even more by the immanent pluralism of such a system, either to take part in the continuous trading of compromises or to stand aside

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Neoliberalism, the Left and the Rise of the Far Right

On the Political and Ideological Implications of Capitalism's Subordination of Democracy

Costas Panayotakis

election of a representative of the first strategy, Tony Blair, as a result of his ability to reverse the party's radical swing to the left and to reduce the influence of unions within it. Citing Blair's approval of Margaret Thatcher's neoliberal trade

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The Economics of Decolonisation

Institutions, Education and Elite Formation

Nicola Viegi

slave trade between 1400 and 1900 a.d. As argued in Nunn (2007) , colonialism imposed on many African countries a set of extractive institutions that pushed African economies towards inefficient and unproductive activities. This low productivity

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

led by workers and trade unions can be no less understood as struggles for recognition than those concerning cultural subordination, precisely because both are always shot through by the normative expectation of being mutually recognised. On a closer

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Decolonising Borders

Re-imagining Strangeness and Spaces

John Sodiq Sanni

cosmopolitans propose, as I will discuss shortly, will result in the trade-off of rights ( Miller 2016: 13 ). In other words, Miller maintains that the state has a moral obligation towards its citizens, and this must not be undermined because of external