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Workshop with Seyla Benhabib on ‘Dignity in Adversity’

Workshop with Seyla Benhabib on ‘Dignity in Adversity’

This is Seyla Benhabib’s opening speech to a one-day workshop in London on March 22, 2013, organized under the Yale-UCL partnership programme. The workshop discussed Benhabib’s latest collection of essays, Dignity in Diversity- Human Rights in Troubled Times (Polity Press, 2011). The videos of the other speeches: Laura Valentini: Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights Saladin ...

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New Book: ‘Politics in the Age of Austerity’

New Book: ‘Politics in the Age of Austerity’

Politics in the Age of Austerity By Wolfgang Streeck and Armin Schäfer Published by Polity Press – March 29, 2013 Wolfgang Streeck is Managing Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. Armin Schäfer is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. Description: In a world of ...

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New Book: ‘Muslim Secular Democracy’

Muslim Secular Democracy: Voices from Within Edited by Lily Zubaidah Rahim (University of Sydney) Published by Palgrave Macmillan March 20, 2013 Sample chapter [PDF] Description: Muslim Secular Democracy: Voices From Within provides an expansive understanding of secularism in the Muslim World by exploring different trajectories and varieties of secularism, from the failed authoritarian secular state of Pahlavi Iran and the ...

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Typology of Religious Arguments in Public Reason

Typology of Religious Arguments in Public Reason

Andrew March (Yale) has posted Rethinking Religious Reasons in Public Justification on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper intervenes in the debate on the place of religious arguments in public reason. I advance the debate not by asking whether something called “religious reasons” ought to be invoked in the justification of coercive laws, but by creating a typology of ...

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Panel Discussion: ‘Civil Rights in Muslim Democracies’

Panel Discussion: ‘Civil Rights in Muslim Democracies’

On January 28, 2013, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs held a panel discussion entitled “Civil Rights in Muslim Democracies” with Jocelyne Cesari, Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center, Daniel Brumberg, Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at Georgetown University, José Casanova, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and Nader ...

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Die Grammatik der Freiheit

German political scientist Peter Graf Kielmansegg has a new book: Die Grammatik der Freiheit: Acht Versuche über den demokratischen Verfassungsstaat, published by Nomos Verlag, January 2013. Peter Graf Kielmansegg is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Mannheim. Book description: “Der demokratische Verfassungsstaat ist, so scheint es, aus den Kämpfen des 20. Jahrhunderts siegreich hervorgegangen. Dennoch ist seine ...

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Philip Pettit on Republican Approach to Economy

Philip Pettit on Republican Approach to Economy

Philip Pettit has posted an article on OpenDemocracy: Taking back the economy: the market as a Res Publica Contrasting republican vs. libertarian view on property, he explains there the republican approach to economy. Excerpt: To bring out the conflict of images, consider the property conventions that establish the titles and rights of ownership. On the libertarian picture owning is a ...

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José Luis Martí on Civic Republicanism

José Luis Martí on Civic Republicanism

José Luis Martí (Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona) has published an article at Open Democracy, explaining the key elements of Civic Republicanism and the implementation of republican ideas in Spain during the government of José Luis Zapatero: Civic Republicanism: a North Star for hard times. José Luis Martí is co-author, with Philip Pettit, of A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain (Princeton ...

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New Book: ‘Von der Postdemokratie zur Neodemokratie’

New Book: ‘Von der Postdemokratie zur Neodemokratie’

German political scientist Klaus von Beyme contributes to the ongoing debate on post-democracy in Germany with his new book, titled Von der Postdemokratie zur Neodemokratie, published by Springer in January 2013. Klaus von Beyme is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg.  Table of Contents[PDF]  Decription: Der Autor hat die aktuelle Debatte über die Niedergangsszenarien der „Postdemokratie“ zum Anlass ...

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Seyla Benhabib: ‘Transnational Legal Spheres and the Construction(s) of Cultural Difference’

Seyla Benhabib: ‘Transnational Legal Spheres and the Construction(s) of Cultural Difference’

Seyla Benhabib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University, presents her lecture, entitled “Transnational Legal Spheres and the Construction(s) of ‘Cultural’ Difference”. The lecture is followed by a Q & A session. The event was held on November 29, 2012, as part of the Graduate Center, CUNY 2012-2013 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series, “Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of ...

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