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The State, Legal Rigor, and the Poor

The Daily Practice of Welfare Control

Vincent Dubois

This article focuses on the means by which the state controls welfare recipients in France. The paradox of these actions, which are made in the name of legal rigor but are characterized by ambivalence and the discretionary power of grassroots agents, reveals the broader functioning of a government over the poor. These actions are based on the combination of a multitude of individual relationships, which, although unevenly coordinated, derive from the structural rationale of the post-welfare era. Individualization and uncertainty signal not so much a disaggregation of the state as a consistent mode of governance in which discretion and leeway accorded to street-level bureaucrats are necessary for the state to exert power over citizens' behaviors.

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From the “state-idea” to “politically organized subjection”

Revisiting Abrams in times of crisis in Turkey and EU-Europe

Katharina Bodirsky

between distinct unified and integrated entities where one (the state) acted in the interest of the other (the nation). These material foundations of the state-idea have since been fundamentally shaken in EU-Europe by the transnationalization 4 and

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The Janus face of austerity politics

Autonomy and dependence in contemporary Spain

Susana Narotzky

generations. The values of the future and the transformation of the social state]. Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 194 ( 4 ): 62 – 77 . . Leccardi , Carmen . 2005 . “ Facing uncertainty. Temporality

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Scratches on our sovereignty?

Analyzing conservation politics in the Sundarbans

Jayashree Vivekanandan

that make it open to constant contestation and negotiation. Local populations, having created and sustained a center of authority distinct from the state, act as agents in their own right in the way they cognize the environment. This is akin to the

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History Teaching and Cultural Hegemony

Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Francoist History Textbooks of the 1960s

Johanna Fricke

“organic democracy.” 15 Thus, after a referendum in December 1966, the Franco government passed the Organic State Act ( Ley Orgánica del Estado ), which foresaw a separation of the offices of head of state and head of government. 16 In addition, the

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Biopolitical Leviathan

Understanding State Power in the Era of COVID-19 through the Weberian-Foucauldian Theory of the State

Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde

similar forms and levels of power, performed and acted very differently. The Australian state acted more coercively and decisively, with much reduced infection rates. Weiss and Thurbon (2022: 699 ) note that ‘political choice takes on a special

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War Memories and Online Encyclopedias

Framing 30 June 1941 in Wikipedia

Mykola Makhortykh

_Ukrai%C5%84skiego#/media/File:LvivRynek1941.JPG (accessed 25 February 2015). 63 McPot, State Seal of the Provisional Government of the Ukrainian State 1941 (digital image, 2013). Available from: Wikipedia,

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What Do (Parties Think) Women and LGBTI Citizens Want?

Party Platforms, Gender, and Sexuality in the 2021 German Federal Election

Louise K. Davidson-Schmich

other parties propose extending the time available for paid parental leave, the Greens want to extend this leave to miscarriages. 73 In addition to demanding that the state act to achieve equality of outcome in politics and the economy as depicted