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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

capitalist investment for employment and for the strength of the economy more generally ( Held 1996: 215 ; Wright and Rogers 2011: 343-345 ). As even Marx (1963: 215; 1978: 210-211; 1978: 217) recognized, the lot of ordinary working people is more tolerable

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Free from State Violence or Free to Comply?

A Revised Typology of Coercion and Repression in Liberal Democracies

Barbora Capinska

-violent forms of repression used in “secure democracies” leads to upholding hypotheses presupposing the non-violent nature of democracies in the first place. Of course, the employment of such narrow definitions is directly linked to the quantitative character of

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The Limits of Liberal Democracy

Prospects for Democratizing Democracy

Viviana Asara

equality at its bosom, and on the other hand it is a technique of governing resting on the employment of popular consent to restrain claims for equality and justice and on the manipulation of public opinion through management of mass communication

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

first is that these surges of populist politics from the Left and Right, and the disaffection that propels them, are rooted in citizens’ sense of political powerlessness ( Stoker and Evans 2014 ). Whether declining local industry, employment, and

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Leif Lewin

international relations, prioritizing domestic issues such as employment, welfare, and economic growth; correspondingly, politicians are more focused on these areas. There are, as they say, “no votes in foreign policy” ( Williams 2016 ). Here too we meet

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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

Press . 10.1017/CBO9780511770883.010 Keane , John . 2013 . Democracy and Media Decadence . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . 10.1017/CBO9781107300767 Keynes , John . 1936 . The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money . London

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

-capitalist resonance machine” dampens present-day fields of interbodily energetic exchange. On a more concrete, specific, and structurally analyzable level, however, the precaritization of work throughout most employment sectors and class positionalities is perhaps

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The Will of the People?

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

Samuel Salzborn

as any society based on wage employment and the division of labor, because as Max Weber ([1919] 2004) writes, the rationalization of the modern age means that politics itself has become a business. In fact, going beyond Weber’s conception, it must

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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

application of democratic norms to the workplace in terms of its supposed benefits, and/or its concrete feasibility. Several authors have notably contended that the democratization of the workplace can increase productivity, competitiveness, employment

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The Grammars of 'Power'

Between Contestation and Mediation

Mark Rigstad

In light of the pragmatic aspirations of ordinary language philosophy, this essay critically examines the competing grammatical strictures that are often set forth within the theoretical discourse of 'power'. It repudiates both categorically appraisive employments of 'power' and the antithetical urge to fully operationalize the concept. It offers an attenuated defense of the thesis that 'power' is an essentially contestable concept, but rejects the notion that this linguistic fact stems from conflict between antipodal ideological paradigms. Careful attention to the ordinary pragmatics of power-language evinces the prospects for integrating various context-specific aspects of power and mediating between traditionally divergent theoretical frameworks.