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  1.  21
    A Genealogy of Political Theory: A Polemic.James Alexander - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):402-423.
    Here is a sketch of a genealogy of political theory for the last century. This is a genealogy in Nietzsche’s sense: therefore, neither unhistorical taxonomy, nor a history of political theory as it is written by historians, but a typology in time. Four types of modern political theory are distinguished. These are called, with some justification, positive, normative, third way and sceptical political theory. Seen from the vantage of the twenty-first century, they form an instructive sequence, emerging as a series (...)
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    How to Tell the Political Truth: Foucault on New Combinations of the Basic Modes of Veridiction.Chris Barker - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):357-378.
    This article pays close attention to Michel Foucault's theory that political regimes are enlightened through courageous free speech. A Foucaultian enlightenment occurs not when philosophical reason completely replaces superstition and enthusiasm in the public sphere, but instead when the parrhesiast partially organizes competing claims to know and to speak the truth. While much of the recent scholarly literature on Foucault’s later lectures emphasizes the political importance of the parrhesiast, less attention has been paid to the overlap and/or incompatibility between parrhesia (...)
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    Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and Political Theory.Kevin Bruyneel, Jodi Dean, Jack Jackson, Dana M. Olwan, Corey Robin, William Clare Roberts, C. Heike Schotten & Jakeet Singh - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):448-476.
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    New Forms of Revolt: Essays on Kristeva’s Intimate Politics.Josh Dohmen - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):187-190.
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    Hegel’s Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Recognition.Paul Giladi - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):206-209.
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    Poststructuralist Discourse Theory as an Independent Paradigm for Studying Institutions: Towards a New Definition of ‘Discursive Construction’ in Institutional Analysis.Thomas Jacobs - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):379-401.
    Poststructuralist discourse theory is enjoying increasing recognition for its potential to contribute to the study of institutional change and continuity. Yet the most fruitful approach to realizing this potential has hitherto not been found. The main proposition so far has been to operationalize DT’s insights and concepts by adopting them into the framework of discursive institutionalism. However, an ongoing debate about the compatibility of the ontologies underlying DT and DI has cast doubts over whether such a combination is theoretically feasible. (...)
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    Emotions, Community, and Citizenship: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives.Barbara Koziak - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):179-182.
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  8.  14
    The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.Rakesh M. Krishnan - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):163-166.
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  9. The Misinterpellated Subject.Matthew Lampert - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):171-174.
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    Whose Names Count? Jacques Rancière on Alfredo Jaar’s Rwanda Project.Moya Lloyd - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):311-330.
    This article focuses on Jacques Rancière’s reflections on Alfredo Jaar’s The Rwanda Project in the context of wider discussions of the politics of naming the dead. Against the claim that his reflections reveal a depoliticizing, universalist commitment to naming all the dead, it contends that foregrounding the relation between naming and counting in this discussion shows Rancière’s focus to be the policing and politics of naming. In an original argument, it focuses specifically on how, for Rancière, in this context, individualized (...)
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    British Multiculturalism and the Politics of Representation.Tariq Modood - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):199-201.
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    Back to Basics.Paul Sagar - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):153-158.
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    Puzzling Identities.Jonathan Seglow - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):191-194.
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    Decolonizing Radical Democracy.Jakeet Singh - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):331-356.
    This article explores some of the central challenges presented by decolonial thought to other critical, progressive, or emancipatory theories, especially theories of radical democracy. The article has two main aims. First it seeks to synthesize and highlight a number of key strands and interventions of contemporary decolonial thought. It does so through a reading of several decolonial literatures including the Latin American modernity/coloniality school, as well as research in Indigenous Studies and Settler Colonial Studies focused largely on the Anglo settler (...)
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    Domestic Colonies: The Turn Inward to Colony.Lukas Slothuus - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):195-198.
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    Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism.Greta Fowler Snyder - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):167-170.
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    Kropotkin: Reviewing the Classical Anarchist Tradition.Mathijs van de Sande - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):183-186.
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    The Nature of Silence and Its Democratic Possibilities.Mónica Brito Vieira, Theo Jung, Sean W. D. Gray & Toby Rollo - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (3):424-447.
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  19.  20
    Living a Feminist Life.Aalya Ahmad - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):125-128.
  20.  19
    The Democratic Production of Political Cohesion: Partisanship, Institutional Design and Life Form.Richard Bellamy, Matteo Bonotti, Dario Castiglione, Joseph Lacey, Sofia Näsström, David Owen & Jonathan White - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):282-310.
  21.  9
    Facing the Planetary: Entangled Humanism and the Politics of Swarming.Andrew Biro - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):141-144.
  22.  20
    The Domestication of Critical Theory.Azar Dakwar - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):78-82.
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    Human Rights Standards: Hegemony, Law and, Politics.Nikita Dhawan - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):87-90.
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    Shame: A Genealogy of Queer Practices in the 19th Century.Clara Fischer - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):114-116.
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    Deliberation, Unjust Exclusion, and the Rhetorical Turn.Steven Gormley - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):202-226.
    Theories of deliberative democracy have faced the charge of leading to the unjust exclusion of voices from public deliberation. The recent rhetorical turn in deliberative theory aims to respond to this charge. I distinguish between two variants of this response: the supplementing approach and the systemic approach. On the supplementing approach, rhetorical modes of political speech may legitimately supplement the deliberative process, for the sake of those excluded from the latter. On the systemic approach, rhetorical modes of political speech are (...)
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    Border Studies.Julien Jeandesboz - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):61-66.
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    Resistant Exit.Jennet Kirkpatrick - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):135-157.
    Several recent works in political theory argue that exit, rather than being a coward’s choice, is a potent mode of resistance that is particularly well suited to the current political era. These works reclaim exit, seeing it as a method of political opposition. While innovative and illuminating, these accounts are limited because they tend to treat all exits as resistance, regardless of context or content, and they are inclined to over-saturate exit with oppositional political meaning. I argue that resistant exit (...)
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    Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.John Randolph LeBlanc - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):110-113.
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    Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought.Noëlle McAfee - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):117-120.
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    What’s in a World? Du Bois and Heidegger on Politics, Aesthetics, and Foundings.Ross Mittiga - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):180-201.
    Central to W.E.B. Du Bois’s political theory is a conception of “world” remarkably similar to that put forward, years later, by Martin Heidegger. This point is more methodological than historical: I claim that approaching Du Bois’s work as a source, rather than as a product, of concepts that resonated with subsequent thinkers allows us to better appreciate the novelty and vision of his political theory. Exploring this resonance, I argue, helps to refine the notions of world and founding present in (...)
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  31.  11
    Rethinking Politicisation.Kari Palonen, Claudia Wiesner, Veith Selk, Niilo Kauppi, Hans-Jörg-Trenz, Claire Dupuy, Virginie Van Ingelgom & Philip Liste - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):248-281.
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    Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason.Andrew Pilsch - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):102-105.
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    On Ne Naît Pas Femme: On le Devient: The Life of a Sentence.Elaine Stavro - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):121-124.
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    Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence.Amy Swiffen - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):75-77.
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    Popular Politics in a Realist Key.Paulina Tambakaki - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):91-97.
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    The Politics of Founding in Focus.Serdar Tekin - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):129-136.
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    Post-Sovereign Power and Leadership.Leslie Paul Thiele - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):158-179.
    Power and leadership are typically theorized as exercises of sovereignty in the western tradition of thought. This essay takes up Michel Foucault’s challenge to escape the ‘spell of monarchy’ in our thinking in order to move beyond sovereign models of power. Interdisciplinary scholarship on complex adaptive systems provides fertile ground for this endeavor, illustrating the dynamics of post-sovereign power and opportunities for post-sovereign leadership. Viewing human organizations as complex adaptive systems helps us to theorize leadership without over-simplifying its nature or (...)
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    Reason and Power: Difference, Structural Implication, and Political Transformation.James Trafford - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):227-247.
    One of the central issues facing contemporary political theory is the problem of difference. This problem is perhaps clearest in disagreements regarding the role of pluralism between advocates of deliberative, and agonistic, approaches to democracy. According to agonists, deliberative democracy has only paid lip-service to pluralism, emphasising agreement, consensus, and universalism. Instead, agonists argue that we should accommodate incommensurable difference as central to political organisation. But this shift threatens to emphasise particularity at the expense of commonality, so preventing the transformation (...)
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    Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention.Sarah Tyson - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):83-86.
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    Writing Human Rights: The Political Imaginaries of Writers of Color.Alex Zamalin - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (2):137-140.
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    Democratic Inclusion Beyond the State?Rainer Bauböck, Joseph H. Carens, Sean W. D. Gray, Jennifer C. Rubenstein & Melissa S. Williams - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):88-114.
  42.  10
    Critical Theory and the Challenge of Praxis.Diana Boros - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):5-7.
  43.  12
    A Philosophy for Europe: From the Outside.Lorenzo Buti - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):52-55.
  44.  17
    Hannah Arendt and the Fragility of Human Dignity.Lucy Cane - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):37-41.
  45.  13
    Secularism and the Politics of Translation.Andrea Cassatella - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):65-87.
  46.  12
    When the State Meets the Street: Public Service and Moral Agency.Yuna Blajer de la Garza - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):16-19.
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    State Violence and Moral Horror.François Debrix - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):56-59.
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    Redefining the Muslim Community: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Thought of Alfarabi.Daniel E. Burns - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):12-15.
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    Counter-History of the Present: Untimely Interrogations Into Globalization, Technology, and Democracy.Jason Edwards - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):24-27.
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    A History of Modern Political Thought: The Question of Interpretation.Christopher Fear - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):20-23.
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    Human Rights and the Care of the Self.Ben Golder - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):42-44.
  52.  5
    Entangled Humanism as a Political Project: William Connolly’s Facing the Planetary.Anatoli Ignatov, Nicole Grove, Alexander Livingston & William E. Connolly - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):115-134.
  53.  13
    The Politics and Gender of Truth-Telling in Foucault’s Lectures on Parrhesia.Lida Maxwell - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):22-42.
    This essay challenges dominant interpretations of Foucault’s lectures on parrhesia as affirming an ethical, non-political conception of truth-telling. I read the lectures instead as depicting truth-telling as an always political predicament: of having to appear distant from power, while also having to partake in some sense of political power. Read in this way, Foucault’s lectures help us to understand and address the disputed politicality of truth-telling – over who counts as a truth-teller, and what counts as the truth – that (...)
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    Insisting on Complicity.Timothy Wyman McCarty - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):1-21.
    Contemporary conceptions and practices regarding complicity have led to the surprising emergence of citizens who seek rather than flee complicity. The purpose of this is to gain standing to challenge controversial state practices. As in the recent Hobby Lobby decision, such attempts to demonstrate complicity are not motivated by a desire to take ownership over state actions, but to justify institutional reforms or individual opt-outs that would not be legitimized absent such a finding of complicity. This article highlights the danger (...)
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    Agonistic Mourning: Political Dissidence and the Women in Black.Sara Murphy - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):8-11.
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    Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times.Vassilios Paipais - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):45-48.
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    From Resistance to Invention in the Politics of the Impossible: Bernard Stiegler’s Political Reading of Maurice Blanchot.Ben Turner - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):43-64.
    In Bernard Stiegler’s Automatic Society Volume 1: The Future of Work, ‘the impossible’ and ‘the improbable’ appear as explicit parts of his political project. In his philosophy of technology, the impossible highlights the structural incompleteness that technics imparts to human existence. This article will trace how Stiegler draws on the work of Maurice Blanchot to produce this conjunction between technics and indetermination, and explore its political ramifications. This will show that rather than being a recent aspect of Stiegler’s work, the (...)
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    Who Speaks for Nature? On the Politics of Science.Harlan Wilson - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):32-36.
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    The Policy State: An American Predicament.Bernardo Zacka - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (1):28-31.
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    Teachers of the People: Political Education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill.Giuseppe Ballacci - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (S3):159-162.
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    Connected by Commitment: Oppression and Our Obligation to Undermine It.Alyssa Battistoni - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (S3):175-178.
  62.  6
    A Theory of Regret.Katherine Goktepe - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (S3):202-205.
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    A Time for Anticolonial Theory.Isaac Kamola - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (S2):67-74.
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    The Concept in Crisis: Reading Capital Today.Kaan Kangal - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (S2):106-109.
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    Recalibrating Oppositional Politics.Charles T. Lee - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (S3):145-152.
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    American Mourning: Tragedy, Democracy, Resilience.David W. McIvor - 2019 - Contemporary Political Theory 18 (S2):98-101.
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