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Christian Ewert

here), but a common Belgium identity has not formed as much. Lacey contrasts this with Switzerland, a country in which he does find a common national identity despite the many languages spoken in the national voting space. He infers from this the

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The Will of the People?

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

Samuel Salzborn

homogeneous “identity” in the sense of “identicalness” is the work of Carl Schmitt ( Mehring 2009 ; Voigt 2011 ). One step on the way toward Schmitt’s complete conceptual radicalization is represented by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s antiliberal break with the

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Gender, Leadership and Representative Democracy

The Differential Impacts of the Global Pandemic

Kim Rubenstein, Trish Bergin, and Pia Rowe

Introduction The need for effective leadership is heightened during times of national crisis. What is more, the impact and effect of that leadership is not only in the capacity to make wise decisions, but also in the consequences for the

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Roberto Farneti

Integration and National Identity: The Challenge of the Nordic States . London : Routledge . Hetherington , Marc J ., and Thomas Rudolph . 2015 . Why Washington Won’t Work: Polarization, Political Trust, and the Governing Crisis . Chicago

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Lest We Forget (Matter)

Posthumanism, Memory, and Exclusion

Matthew Howard

1993) . Such a methodology is introduced to explore an already substantially developed investigation into identity boundaries and the politics of exclusion (eg Agamben 1998 ; Cowan 2001 ; Butler 2004 , 2009 ; Anderson 2006 ; Schmitt 2007) . In

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Avery Poole

. “ The Foreign Policy Nexus: National Interests, Political Values and Identity. ” Pp. 155 – 176 in Indonesia’s Ascent: Power, Leadership and Regional Order , ed. Christopher Roberts , Ahmad Habir , and Leonard Sebastian . New York : Palgrave

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Monique Deveaux

sub- and supra-national political practices have generated interest in the interface of deliberative democracy and informal politics. Deliberative democrats interested in informal politics typically have in mind opinion formation and discourse in the

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Marcos S. Scauso, Garrett FitzGerald, Arlene B. Tickner, Navnita Chadha Behera, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, and Kosuke Shimizu

idea of a God-given, reasoning human nature ( Jahn 2013: 43–53 ). Despite its seemingly broad respect for all those “human” beings whose exercise of reason grants them theoretical equality, this particular form of Western, liberal identity upholds

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Nancy S. Love, Sanford F. Schram, Anthony J. Langlois, Luis Cabrera, and Carol C. Gould

notion” (109). The solidarity that interests her most, though, appears in concrete interactions and specific situations. Today these forms of solidarity rely less on intragroup relationships, such as ethnic ties or national loyalties, and more on

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Central and Eastern Europe

The Rise of Autocracy and Democratic Resilience

Petra Guasti

). Plebiscitarianism, or audience democracy, promises to “restore the concept of the people as a meaningful collective identity,” while rendering the passive citizens spectators of the political elite ( Urbinati 2014: 171 ). Each of these democratic disfigurations