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    Restitution and the politics of repair: Tropes, imaginaries, theories.Ali Aslam - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):126-129.
  2.  4
    Languages of transnational revolution: The ‘Republicans of Nacogdoches’ and ideological code-switching in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.Arturo Chang - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):373-396.
    The settler-colonial and republican principles of early U.S. politics tend to be studied as paradoxical ambitions of American nation-building. This article argues that early republican thought in the United States developed through what I call ‘ideological code-switching’, a vernacular practice that allowed popular actors to strategically vacillate between anti-colonial and neo-colonial discourses as complementary principles of revolutionary change. I illustrate these claims by tracing a genealogy of anti- and neo-colonial thought from the founding of the United States to its transnational (...)
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    Justice beyond repair: Negative Dialectics and the politics of guilt and atonement.Stephen Cucharo - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):397-418.
    This article draws out a critical, yet under-appreciated political theme in Adorno’s Negative Dialectics, namely his emphasis on guilt and atonement. First, the article assesses how Adorno’s Marxism allows him to think justice and guilt beyond the familiar legalistic frame. Second, the article reconstructs Adorno’s treatment of guilt as a distinctly political capacity to imagine one’s boundedness and indebtedness to others, and the affective engine enabling us to engage in a political ethic distinct from familiar categories of reparation. Third, the (...)
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    Beyond technofix: Thinking with Epimetheus in the anthropocene.Benoit Dillet & Sophia Hatzisavvidou - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):351-372.
    The Prometheus myth has long now provided inspiration for those who envision solutions to environmental issues. Prometheus is the figure par excellence of human forethought and progress in the anthropocene. In this article, we introduce the concept of ambient Prometheanism to describe the way of thinking that foregrounds foresight and anticipation and advances technological solutions developed by capital and energy-intensive projects. We question this stance, arguing that ambient Prometheanism, with its emphasis on technofix, leads to the economisation and depoliticisation of (...)
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    The problem of value pluralism. Isaiah Berlin and beyond.Maria Dimova-Cookson - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):122-125.
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    Feminist afterlives: The defenses and dead ends of revisionist history.Elena Gambino - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):95-101.
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    From the theater to the hippodrome: A critique of Jeffrey Green’s theory of plebiscitary democracy and an alternative.Gábor Illés & András Körösényi - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):419-442.
    The article argues that the theory of plebiscitary leader democracy, originally developed by Max Weber, is in its somewhat rejuvenated version a helpful framework in interpreting longer-term and more recent empirical trends in contemporary democracies, such as the growing personalization of politics, the emergence of populist leaders, rising levels of polarization, and the growing importance of social media. However, to realize the potential of the theory, it should be detached from Jeffrey Green’s most original, yet insufficiently realistic elaboration of plebiscitary (...)
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    From missed opportunities to future possibilities: Towards an improper politics.Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Paula Biglieri, Mark Devenney, Lisa Disch, Alex Taek-Gwang Lee & Clare Woodford - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):443-474.
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    Disenchanting Global Justice: Liberalism, Capitalism and Finance.Anahí Wiedenbrüg, Tim Hayward & John O’Neill - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (3):475-497.
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    Duncan Bell, Dreamworlds of Race: Empire and the Utopian Destiny of Anglo-America. Princeton University Press, 2020.Duncan Bell, David Armitage, Jessica Blatt, Desmond Jagmohan, Fabian Hilfrich & Menaka Philips - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):315-350.
  11. Epistemic Oppression, Resistance, and Resurgence.Nora Berenstain, Kristie Dotson, Julieta Paredes, Elena Ruíz & Noenoe K. Silva - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):283-314.
    Epistemologies have power. They have the power not only to transform worlds, but to create them. And the worlds that they create can be better or worse. For many people, the worlds they create are predictably and reliably deadly. Epistemologies can turn sacred land into ‘resources’ to be bought, sold, exploited, and exhausted. They can turn people into ‘labor’ in much the same way. They can not only disappear acts of violence but render them unnamable and unrecognizable within their conceptual (...)
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  12. Political Parties and Republican Democracy.Alexander Bryan - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):262-282.
    Political parties have been the subject of a recent resurgent interest among political philosophers, with prominent contributions spanning liberal to socialist literatures arguing for a more positive appraisal of the role of parties in the operation of democratic representation and public deliberation. In this article, I argue for a similar re-evaluation of the role of political parties within contemporary republicanism. Contemporary republicanism displays a wariness of political parties. In Philip Pettit’s paradigmatic account of republican democracy, rare mentions of political parties (...)
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    Political theology of international order.Antonio Cerella - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):90-93.
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    The Boundary Problem of Democracy: A Function-Sensitive View.Eva Erman - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):240-261.
    In response to the democratic boundary problem, two principles have been seen as competitors: the all-affected interests principle and the all-subjected principle. This article claims that these principles are in fact compatible, being justified vis-à-vis different functions, accommodating different values and drawing on different sources of normativity. I call this a ‘function-sensitive’ view. More specifically, I argue that the boundary problem draws attention to the decision functions of democracy and that two values are indispensable when theorizing how to regulate these (...)
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    Contesting conformity: Democracy and the paradox of political belonging.Amy Gais - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):67-70.
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    The space of disappearance: A narrative commons in the ruins of Argentine state terror.Mauro Greco - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):86-89.
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    Disability and political theory.Ann K. Heffernan - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):76-79.
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    Environmental political theory.Chase Hobbs-Morgan - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):63-66.
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    Rediscovering Political Friendship. Aristotle’s Theory and Modern Identity, Community, and Equality.Luigi Lonardo - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):59-62.
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    Constituent assemblies.Luigi Lonardo - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):80-85.
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    Democracy without shortcuts: A participatory conception of deliberative democracy.Noëlle McAfee - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):55-58.
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    The dangerous class: The concept of the lumpenproletariat.Nathaniel Mills - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):71-75.
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    People die in six ways and each is politics: Infrastructure and the possible.J. Mohorčich - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):175-197.
    Critical infrastructure services determine where people can survive and what they can do with their survival. This fact conditions political possibilities at a fundamental level but remains underexplored in the literature. Those who wish to extend the boundaries of political action, or to win protections and the possibility of a new political community for themselves and others, should focus a substantial part of their energies and attention on developing alternative infrastructure systems for supporting human life. Without such systems, political action (...)
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    Beyond ‘contemporary relevance’: Reading critical theory today.Patrick Nitzschner - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):49-54.
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    The animal condition in the human condition: Rethinking Arendt’s political action beyond the human species.Diego Rossello - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):219-239.
    This article puts Arendt’s conception of non-human animal appearance into a productive dialogue with recent developments in critical animal studies and animal rights theory within which notions such as agency, zoopolis, and animal agora play an important role. By reinterpreting the animal condition in Arendt’s account of the human condition, it demonstrates her potential contribution to political theory in a world where non-human-animals and nature are seen as making claims of entry into the political community. By emphasizing Arendt’s later work, (...)
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    Ecologizing Democratic Theory: Agency, Representation, Animacy.Didier Zúñiga - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (2):198-218.
    Agency and representation are viewed as preconditions for democratic action. The dominant understanding of agency and representation is defined in terms of certain capacities and abilities that are considered to constitute the basis of personhood. The article will put into question this understanding and the assumptions that underpin it and argue that it rests on a mistaken conception of human animality – one that reduces the self to an autonomous and disembodied rational mind. The article will also suggest that it (...)
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    Critique of rights.Sabeen Ahmed - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):45-48.
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    Victory: The triumph and tragedy of just war.Alex J. Bellamy - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):34-37.
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    The Epistemic Value of Testimony.Matthew Chick - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):93-113.
    This article brings together two sets of insights about deliberative democracy and uses them to develop a novel epistemic justification for the importance of testimony. Some democratic theorists have argued persuasively that a deliberative process limited to formal argumentation is exclusionary and thus undermines democratic legitimacy; they have made a compelling case for testimony on grounds of democratic inclusion. Others have made the case that deliberation has important epistemic benefits. Those theorists emphasize the give and take of reasons as a (...)
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    Care ethics, democratic citizenship and the state.Pieter Dronkers - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):9-14.
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    Systemic corruption: Constitutional ideas for an anti-oligarchic republic.David Guerrero - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):31-33.
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    On canons and question marks: The work of women’s international thought.Kimberly Hutchings, Sarah Dunstan, Patricia Owens, Katharina Rietzler, Anne Phillips, Catherine Lu, Christopher J. Finlay & Manjeet Ramgotra - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):114-141.
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    Bataille’s Anti-Fascism.Robyn Marasco - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):3-23.
    This article draws from the reading protocols developed by José Esteban Muñoz to advance a political reading of Georges Bataille. It argues for a consistent and coherent anti-fascism across Bataille’s work, from the early “political” writings to the mature turn toward mysticism. Focusing in particular on his writings from the 1930s, this article clarifies some of the key concepts in Bataille’s critical theory of fascism: expenditure, heterology, base materialism, and democratic anguish.
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    The politics of precarity.Andrew Schaap, Kathi Weeks, Bice Maiguascha, Edwina Barvosa, Leah Bassel & Paul Apostolidis - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):142-173.
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    The universal enemy: Jihad, empire, and the challenge of solidarity.C. Heike Schotten - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):27-30.
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    Towards an improper politics.Torrey Shanks - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):23-26.
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    Comparative political theory, indigenous resurgence, and epistemic justice: From deparochialization to treaty.Daniel Sherwin - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):46-70.
    As political theorists address the parochial foundations of their field, engagement with the Indigenous traditions of Turtle Island is overdue. This article argues that theorists should approach such engagement with caution. Indigenous nations’ politics of knowledge production may differ from those of de-parochializing political theorists. Some Indigenous communities, in response to violent histories of knowledge extraction, have developed practices of refusal. The contemporary movement of resurgence engages Indigenous traditions of political thought toward the end of promoting Indigenous intellectual and political (...)
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    Kant’s nonideal theory of politics. [REVIEW]Daniel J. Smith - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):19-22.
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    Development as rebellion: A biography of Julius Nyerere.David Thomas Suell - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):38-44.
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    Companion Ecologies: A New Theory of the Subject.Michael Uhall - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):71-92.
    Often, political theories of the subject detach the subject from nature or else reduce the subject to a mere aggregate of natural features. Consequently, many attempts to articulate theories of the subject purport to preserve political theoretical concepts such as freedom, normativity, or responsibility by means of disjoining the subject from its environment. This article proposes a new theory of the ecologically conditioned subject. Developing the concept of companion ecologies, the article employs three examples – architecture, the human microbiome, and (...)
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    The work of politics: Making a democratic welfare state.Peter J. Verovšek - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):15-18.
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    The green case for a randomly selected chamber.Antoine Verret-Hamelin & Pierre-Étienne Vandamme - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):24-45.
    One of the greatest challenges facing current generations is the environmental and climate crisis. Democracies, so far, have not distinguished themselves by their capacity to bring about appropriate political responses to these challenges. This is partly explicable in terms of a lack of state capacity in a globalized context. Yet we also argue that election-centered democracies suffer from several flaws that make them inapt to deal with this challenge properly: youth is not appropriately represented; parliaments suffer from a lack of (...)
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    Rawls’s Egalitarianism.Aatif Abbas - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S3):114-117.
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    Building Power to Change the World: The Political Thought of the German Council Movement.Steven Klein - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S3):106-109.
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    Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others.Paul Lewis - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S3):118-121.
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    Insurgent Truth. Chelsea Manning and the Politics of Outsider Truth-Telling.Lexi Neame - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S3):110-113.
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    Critique on the Couch: Why Critical Theory Needs Psychoanalysis.Jaeyoon Park - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S3):134-137.
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    Violent Borders, Citizenship and the Politics of Migration.Peter Rees - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S1):1-8.
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    The Art of Parasitical Resistance.Cassie Thornton - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S3):102-105.
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    The Claims of Experience: Autobiography and American Democracy.Verónica Zebadúa-Yáñez - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (S3):130-133.
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