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COVID and the Era of Emergencies

What Type of Freedom is at Stake?

Danielle Celermajer and Dalia Nassar

’ principal value lies in their enabling the relations that form the foundation for robust political participation. To explicate our case, we offer a concrete example of acting in concert in the political context of contemporary Germany. By focusing on

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Christian Ewert

identities can form (centrifugal force). Lacey illustrates this with multilingual Belgium. The Flemish and Wallonians have established their own respective Flemish and Walloon identity (I omit Lacey's discussions of Brussels and the Belgian German minority

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The Will of the People?

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

Samuel Salzborn

to be the demos (such as the workers and farmers in East Germany, or the Aryans in the Nazi Reich), whereby their alleged interests are ontologically defined and “the common good” is normatively formulated, in a process that tries to manufacture

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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

political comeback by adopting much of the neoliberal agenda ( Arestis and Sawyer 2005: 177 ). Similarly, the only social democrat to have won the German chancellery in recent memory was Gerhard Schroeder, whose controversial reforms of Germany's welfare

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The Limits of Liberal Democracy

Prospects for Democratizing Democracy

Viviana Asara

This critical commentary discusses Stephan Lessenich's recent contribution to the 2019 German book, What's Wrong with Democracy? A Debate with Klaus Dörre, Nancy Fraser, Stephan Lessenich and Hartmut Rosa, edited by H. Ketterer and K. Becker

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Jean-Paul Gagnon and George Vasilev

democracy practiced in a variety of configurations. Democratic regimes like the United States, Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, and Australia are blended systems of this sort. The implication of this insight is that different democracies can be affected

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Wolfgang Merkel and Jean-Paul Gagnon

democracies in crisis would mean that if political parties or politicians don’t do something dramatically important to cure this crisis then democracy will die; meaning that it would transcend into authoritarian regimes such as 1933 Germany, 1936 Spain, 1967

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

Technologies of Expertise and the Future of Governing . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press . 10.4159/9780674915435 Pauwels , Teun . 2014 . Populism in Western Europe: Comparing Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands . London : Routledge . 10

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Powerlessness and Unfairness

A Letter to Jan Zielonka

Henri Vogt

attained somewhat higher figures. There is an increasing awareness of the excesses of neoliberal policies; for example, in Germany, where I am currently residing, efforts to alleviate the problems of the Hartz program of neoliberal “minijobs” and

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Deliberative Democracy

Taking Stock and Looking Ahead - Selen A. Ercan with André Bächtiger

Selen A. Ercan and André Bächtiger

policy “negotiations” in closed-door committees in a government opposition setting with strong party discipline (such as Germany). And if you know under what institutional conditions high-quality deliberation can be produced, then you can say a lot of how