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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

( Douzinas 2010: 82-83 ; Wood 2002: 284-285 ). The appearance of a political sphere separate from the capitalist economy rests on the fact that, by contrast to previous class societies, capitalism can enforce exploitation without the application of extra

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

representative politics moved from tackling class-based material concerns to ones framed around recognition and identity ( Devine and Sensier 2017 ; Fraser 1995 ; Fraser and Honneth 2003 ). People from these subsets, be they “white working class” ( Ford and

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Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff, and Romand Coles

is the eastern part of the state, where, compared to the Puget Sound region, there is a lot more sunshine and open space and where the leading industries are agricultural rather than high-tech. Each member of my class of fifteen undergraduates, in a

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Wolfgang Merkel and Jean-Paul Gagnon

but, simultaneously, there can also be democratic improvement in others. Think about the progressing exclusion of the lower classes from political participation and representation, on the one side, and the inclusion of women and gay people into

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

representative democracy is no more than the rotation of elites? What we’re getting now is a much more minor pendulum movement between class style and ideology as elections cycle. We’re not getting rotation across the vertical axis. In other words, we’re not

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Democratic Procedures Are Not Inherently Democratic

A Critical Analysis of John Keane's The New Despotism (Harvard University Press, 2020)

Gergana Dimova

, small-business owners enjoy the chance to benefit from their profits and to feel vested in the economy. Importantly, the system ensures that the middle classes possess a small but tangible degree of material comforts, such as annual vacations and trips

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The Will of the People?

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

Samuel Salzborn

say: “In a democracy, whoever governs does so not because he possesses the properties of a qualitatively better upper class opposed to an inferior lower class.” Nonetheless, practicalities could “reasonably prompt the people to entrust comrades

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Robin Rodd

against anyone, protects everyone, including conservatives” (Berres 1958, cited in Arias and Rodriguez 2013: 48 , translated by the author). Citizens were to be cultivated through education to be tolerant of racial and class difference, and to respect all

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Powerlessness and Unfairness

A Letter to Jan Zielonka

Henri Vogt

; and, even more importantly, 2) a prevailing sense of unfair inequality 1 in society, resulting in the creation of a new sort of Klassengesellschaft (class society). Both issues point to a problem that seems to be eroding today's European polities

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Nadia Urbinati

advanced capitalism is gravely crippled (e.g., Habermas 1975: 68–75) . Yet within the current horizon of European integration, it is not the language of class and the strategy of working organization that attract people’s political imaginary—it is rather