This article argues that democracy is on life support in the United States. Throughout the social order, the forces of predatory capitalism are on the march—dismantling the welfare state, corrupting politics with outside money, defunding higher education, expanding the corporate-surveillance-military state, widening inequalities in wealth and income, and waging a war on low income and poor minorities. As market mentalities and moralities tighten their grip on all aspects of society, democratic institutions and public spheres are being downsized, if not altogether disappearing. As these institutions vanish—from higher education to health care centers—there is also a serious erosion of the discourses of community, justice, equality, public values, and the common good. This article argues that given this current crisis, educators, artists, intellectuals, youth, and workers need a new political and pedagogical language centered around the notion of radical democracy in order to address the changing contexts and issues facing a world in which capital draws upon an unprecedented convergence of resources—financial, cultural, political, economic, scientific, military, and technological—to exercise powerful and diverse forms of control.
Bruce O'Neill, Helene Maria Kyed, Pauline Peters, Ruy Llera Blanes, and Hege Toje
Martin Demant Frederiksen, Young Men, Time, and Boredom in the Republic of Georgia (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2013), 214 pp. ISBN 9781439909188.
Didier Fassin, Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013), 320 pp. ISBN 9780745664798.
Ørnulf Gulbrandsen, The State and the Social: State Formation in Botswana and Its Pre-colonial and Colonial Genealogies (New York: Berghahn Books, 2014), 343 pp. ISBN 9781782383253.
Franco La Cecla and Piero Zanini, The Culture of Ethics, trans. Lydia G. Cochrane (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2013), 119 pp. ISBN 9780984201044.
Madeleine Reeves, Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014), 292 pp. ISBN 9780801477065.
An immigration dilemma has confronted the Federal Republic of
Germany since the early 1970s. Postwar labor migrants from predominantly
Muslim countries in the Mediterranean basin were not
officially encouraged to settle long-term, yet many stayed once
immigration was halted in 1973. Though these migrants and their
children have enjoyed most social state benefits and the right to family
reunification, their political influence has remained limited for
the last quarter-century. Foreigners from non-EU countries may not
vote in Germany, migrants are underrepresented in political institutions,
and state recognition of Muslim religious and cultural diversity
has not been forthcoming. Since 1990, however, a much smaller but
significant number of Jewish migrants from eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union have arrived in Germany. This population of
almost 150,000 has been welcomed at the intersection of reparations
policy and immigrant integration practice.
Promises of Proximity as Articulated by Changing Moral Elites
philanthropy to the emerging social state. 4 Third, a Foucauldian camp has, on the one hand, analyzed the social reforms and charities in Copenhagen in the nineteenth century as a matter of increased surveillance and control and as an effort on the part of
human beings, which is primarily a social state. In Robert Innes’s words, tricksters may seem to wander in “exile outside the social group as a consequence of their socially unacceptable transgressions” but the heart of their stories teaches people
Rolf Dieter Hepp
vulnerability are scattered across social space and meet both skilled and unskilled workers; this places fear, apprehensions, and uncertainties in society. The social state is restricted and potentially reduced via financial policy interventions. In this way
Urban Inventories and the Mutation of the Postsocialist City
both neoliberalism and the political paradigm of postsocialism as a static package of programmes, and show how some aspects of Soviet urbanism and the social state were preserved and cared for in the 1990s, often against the grain, and generating novel
The Role of the State
.” [In Ukrainian.] Economy and Forecasting 4 : 81 – 95 . Covey , S. M. R. , and R. Merrill . 2006 . The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything . New York : Free Press . Ermoleva , E. G. 2018 . “ Social State under the
A Reconsideration of the Pentecostal Gender Paradox
the Orokaiva, these rituals were an expression of an exceptional social state. Everyday life did not involve this kind of large-scale effort at displaying totalities. On the contrary, as I have argued for the case of Ambrym ( Eriksen 2008 ), everyday
The Social Quality Approach as a Foundation for Person-Centered Interventions
Judith R. L. M. Wolf and Irene E. Jonker
. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.06.010 . 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.06.010 Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP) . 2015 . De sociale staat van Nederland 2015 [ The social state of The Netherlands ]. The Hague : Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau