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    Under Duress: Community and Individual as Solace and Escape in the Middle East.Lisa Anderson - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):512-521.
    Examination of the fluidity of communal and individual identity in the Middle East and North Africa suggests that such identities are not stable, singular or mutually exclusive but shaped by circumstances, particularly political and economic duress. An approach that adopts the uncertainty principle of quantum mechanics may be more productive in understanding identity politics in the region and in general.
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    Democracy Without Democrats, Identity-Formation and Religions: The Challenge of Cross-Pollinating Self-Perception in the Post-Arabic Spring Contexts.Najib George Awad - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):522-533.
    A decade has passed since the breaking out of the ‘Arabic Spring’ revolutionary phenomena all over the Arab World’s societies. Many challenging and radically intriguing developments and ramifications have eventuated out of that era and led the Arab World’s context into unchartered territories of existence and self-understanding. This essay pauses at one of the particular challenges that faces this Sitz im Leben, namely the question of identity-formation and self-perception processes. It argues that the Arab states do manifest in their political (...)
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    Democracy, Science and the State: Reflections on the Disaster(s) of Our Times.Seyla Benhabib - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):477-485.
    The global Covid-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our social and political lives, such as the balance between work and family, the shrinking role of the public sphere and the growth of gover...
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  4. Mapping the Individual and the Community in Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.Ramin Jahanbegloo - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):440-446.
    The protests which followed the death of Black citizens killed by White police officers in the United States show us clearly that the question of non-violent democratic theory is on the table as it was 60 years ago. Martin Luther King, Jr. was well aware of this issue when he became the most important leader of America’s Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. King’s recognition of Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy of non-violence helped him in his campaigns for integration and (...)
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  5. Communities and the Individual: Beyond the Liberal–Communitarian Divide.Volker Kaul - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):392-401.
    Liberalism believes that individuals are endowed a priori with reason or at least agency and it is up to that reason and agency to make choices, commitments and so on. Communitarianism criticizes liberalism’s explicit and deliberate neglect of the self and insists that we attain a self and identity only through the effective recognition of significant others. However, personal autonomy does not seem to be a default position, neither reason nor community is going to provide it inevitably. Therefore, it is (...)
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  6. Where is the Breughel Village? Community and the Radical Tradition.Sudipta Kaviraj - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):408-425.
    This article notes the revival of interest in the idea of community in recent debates in political theory. It argues that one of the clearest presentations of the problem was in Hegel, taken up by the radical tradition from Marx. It analyses the further elaboration of the structure of the problem in Marx but argues that there is a baffling difficulty because the answer to the problem of community comes in the form of the state – an apparatus least likely (...)
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    Preserving Spontaneous Order: A Normative Reflection of Community Building in Post-Reform China.Chunrong Liu - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):534-547.
    How and to what extent can community be imaged as a spontaneous order? Is the spontaneous social order dichotomous or oppositional to state power? Despite vigorous scholarship and policy debate, the theorization of the community has not attended adequately to the ways in which interactional order emerges in various sociopolitical contexts. Reflecting the experience of community building in post-reform urban China, I present an organic statist vision of community, in which community is found to be the concomitant outgrowth of both (...)
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  8. Populism, Localism and Democratic Citizenship.Stephen Macedo - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):447-476.
    This article articulates and explores a localist conception of citizenship that stands in contrast to more liberal, neoliberal and cosmopolitan conceptions. A localist orientation, and some real sy...
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    ‘Cin Ciun Cian’ (Ching Chong): Yellowness and Neo-Orientalism in Italy at the Time of COVID-19.Toshio Miyake - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):486-511.
    The COVID-19 pandemic has put in the foreground the dramatic actuality of global and local inequalities, undermining neo-liberal, communitarian, democratic or cosmopolitan projects of collective id...
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  10. Annotations.David Rasmussen, Volker Kaul & Alessandro Ferrara - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):391-391.
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    Human Rights, Belonging and the Challenge of Difference.Adam B. Seligman - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):426-439.
    This article seeks to challenge the regnant liberal orthodoxy that human rights are the highest and most important of our social virtues. It questions the individualist assumptions of such universa...
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    Individual and Community.Michael Walzer - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (4):402-407.
    This article describes libertarian and communitarian ways of bringing individuals together in a political community, argues that social democracy successfully mediates between these and then asks how to improve upon the unimaginative and compromised versions of social democracy that exist in the world today.
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    Truth, Lies and Tweets: A Consensus Theory of Post-Truth.Vittorio Bufacchi - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (3):347-361.
    This article rejects the received view that Post-Truth is a new, unprecedented political phenomenon. By showing that Truth and Post-Truth share the same genesis, this article will submit the idea of a Consensus Theory of Post-Truth. Part 1 looks at the difference between Post-Truth, lies and bullshit. Part 2 suggests reasons behind the current preoccupation with Post-Truth. Part 3 focuses on Habermas’s influential consensus theory of truth to suggest that truth and Post-Truth have more in common than is generally assumed. (...)
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    Democracy’s Critical Infrastructure: Rethinking Intermediary Powers.Jan-Werner Müller - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (3):269-282.
    Ever since the 19th century, political parties and free media were widely deemed indispensable for the proper functioning of representative democracy. They constituted what one might call the criti...
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    Carl Schmitt in the 21st Century: A Response to Critics.William E. Scheuerman - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (2):188-195.
    The piece responds to critics of Scheuerman’s END OF LAW: CARL SCHMIT IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Despite our disagreements, the book’s critics and I share the view that Schmitt speaks to our times, albeit in deeply troubling ways. Precisely how and why Schmitt remains pertinent, however, remains a matter of dispute. Inspired by the un-Schmittian hope that deliberation might buttress our common quest to overcome democracy’s present crisis, my response endeavours to identify those disagreements. Though I am unable to address (...)
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    The Expertocratic Shortcut.René Gabriëls - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (1):35-39.
    Lafont rightly criticizes the expertocratic shortcut, i.e. the expectation that citizens blindly defer to experts. This shortcut is based on the assumptions that citizens are generally politically...
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    Democratic Deliberation and Economic Democracy.Tilo Wesche - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (1):65-68.
    In Democracy without Shortcuts, Cristina Lafont elaborates the view that participatory deliberation is at the heart of every democracy and that both truth-tracking and mutual justification are the...
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