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OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
Öneri Dergisi     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
Open Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Opticon1826     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Orbis. Revista Cientifica Ciencias Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access  
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie     Hybrid Journal  
Outlines. Critical Practice Studies     Open Access  
Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access  
Pacific Science Review B: Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Palgrave Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pandora's Box     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Panorama     Open Access  
Papeles de Europa     Open Access  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Península     Open Access  
Pensamento & Realidade. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Administração     Open Access  
People and Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Perfiles Latinoamericanos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Persona y Bioetica     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Perspective Youth Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives on Europe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Philippine Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Polêm!ca     Open Access  
Polis : Revista Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Ponto-e-Vírgula. Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Portal de la Ciencia     Open Access  
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Portularia     Open Access  
Postmodern Openings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
PRACS : Revista Eletrônica de Humanidades do Curso de Ciências Sociais da UNIFAP     Open Access  
Primeiros Estudos - Revista de Graduação em Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
PRISMA Economia - Società - Lavoro     Full-text available via subscription  
Problems of Economic Transition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Problems of Post-Communism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 535)
Protée     Full-text available via subscription  
Psicologia y Ciencia Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
PUBLICAR. En Antropología y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Qualit@s Revista Eletrônica     Open Access  
Qualitative Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Qualitative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Quarterly Essay     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Qui Parle : Critical Humanities and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ra Ximhai     Open Access  
Realidad : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access  
Recherches sociographiques     Full-text available via subscription  
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Reencuentro     Open Access  
Reflets : revue d'intervention sociale et communautaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Relaciones Internacionales     Open Access  
Relaciones. Estudios de historia y sociedad     Open Access  
Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Research Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Research Ideas and Outcomes     Open Access  
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research on Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Researcher : A Research Journal of Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Review of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
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Revista de Ciencias Sociales (Cl)     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Sociales (Ve)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de El Colegio de San Luis     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Revista de Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista de Teoria y Didáctica de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Revista del Centro de Investigacion. Universidad La Salle     Open Access  
Revista do Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito da UFSM     Open Access  
Revista Española de Discapacidad     Open Access  
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Revista Estudios Hemisféricos y Polares     Open Access  
Revista Extraprensa     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, SOCIOTAM     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Latinoamericana de Metodología de la Investigación Social     Open Access  
Revista MundoFesc     Open Access  
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Revista Pensamiento Americano     Open Access  
Revista Pós Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Revista Prelúdios     Open Access  
Revista Produção e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
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Revista Sociedad y Equidad     Open Access  
Revista Venezolana de Análisis de Coyuntura     Open Access  
Revue de l'OCDE sur le développement     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue de la régulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue de Synthèse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revue du Nouvel-Ontario     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue européenne des sciences sociales     Open Access  
Revue multidisciplinaire sur l'emploi, le syndicalisme et le travail     Full-text available via subscription  
RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
RIMCIS : International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Rivista di Sessuologia Clinica     Full-text available via subscription  
RSF : The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences     Open Access  
Runa : Archivo para las Ciencias del Hombre     Open Access  
Rural Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Russian Social Science Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Sabaragamuwa University Journal     Open Access  
SAGE Open     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Schmollers Jahrbuch     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sciences de la société     Open Access  
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Seoul Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
SHS Web of Conferences     Open Access  
Si Somos Americanos     Open Access  
Simbiótica     Open Access  
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social and Basic Sciences Research Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
Social Research : An International Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Social Science & Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Social Science Computer Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Science Today     Open Access  
Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Social Sciences and Missions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Sciences Directory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Sciences in China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Social Studies and the Young Learner     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Social Transformations : Journal of the Global South     Full-text available via subscription  
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Soundings : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Space and Culture, India     Open Access  
Sri Lanka Journal of Advanced Social Studies     Open Access  
Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Strates     Open Access  
Studia Zamorensia (segunda etapa)     Open Access  
Studies in Multidisciplinarity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Studies in Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
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Symmetry     Open Access  
Symposion : Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences     Open Access  
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TechTrends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Tempo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Terra Nueva Etapa     Open Access  
Textos & Contextos (Porto Alegre)     Open Access  
The New Yorker     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
The Tocqueville Review/La revue Tocqueville     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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    • Pages: 341 - 341
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:10-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453716644092
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • Republicanism under scrutiny
    • Authors: Kaul; V.
      Pages: 342 - 350
      Abstract: This introduction discusses articles on the theory and politics of republicanism that were presented at the Istanbul Seminars 2015. It asks the following questions: Could it be that republicanism is at least in part the cause of the current cultural clashes and religious violence in both the Arab world and Europe?. Is it just an accident that republics in many parts of the post-colonial world turned authoritarian? Or does republicanism as such risk resulting in illiberal outcomes? In this regard, it analyses, first, if there is a tension or inherent contradiction between republicanism and Islam. Second, this article examines if the political models in Turkey and France are misconceptions of republicanism and the republican ideal of freedom as non-domination. Last but not least, it raises the question if deliberative democracy is the best possible interpretation of republicanism, able to accommodate both freedom as non-domination and pluralism.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:10-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453716643472
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • The long crisis of the nation-state and the rise of religions to the
           public stage
    • Authors: Graziano; M.
      Pages: 351 - 356
      Abstract: The aim of this article is to identify the main factors of the current crisis of the nation-state and to demonstrate how many of the voids left by this crisis are filled by religions. The main characteristic of the nation-state is the principle of sovereignty. The apogee of the nation-state is the political form (as well as a political need) of industrialization. National identity is possible only when the state proves to its citizens that the fact of being a member of it carries benefits and privileges and will always bring more. Today, the majority of nation-states, in particular the oldest great powers, no longer have this capability. The weakening of the nation-state began at the end of the 19th century. The first wave of globalization multiplied the cases of reciprocal interferences and trespassed on the theoretical impermeability of the sovereign states. The outcome of the First World War, with the creation of the first supranational body (the League of Nations), and much more the outcome of the Second World War, were two important steps of this crisis. The birth of the United Nations, and of other supranational bodies (the International Monetary Fund [IMF], the World Bank [WB], the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade [GATT] ...), as well as the creation of the first court called to judge an entire political class, were an assault on the principle of sovereignty. The second wave of globalization, characterized by the free circulation of goods, money, people and cultures, did the rest. Moreover, the countries that ‘invented’ the principle of sovereignty are today in relative decline as new powers are emerging. The nation-state is no longer able to keep its promises. The less effective states become at offering their citizens both meaning and social services, the more do religions tend to reoccupy the public stage. The less national and political legitimacy they have, the more powers use the religious tool against one another.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:10-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715625440
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • The crisis of Arab states, ethics and citizenship
    • Authors: Corm; G.
      Pages: 357 - 362
      Abstract: The present article constitutes an attempt to analyse the historical causes of the present crisis affecting the Arab world and the failure to build modern states in this region. It has to be noticed that from the three main ethnic groups constituting the pillars of the Middle East, i.e. the Persians, the Arabs and the Turks, the Arab failure and the generalization of violence in Arab societies and between Arab states is to be adequately analysed in order to be able to contribute to peace, reform and a dignified life for Arab citizens. Different historical factors are identified in the article, some of them internal to Arab societies, but inextricably linked to massive foreign interferences in the region. The last of these interferences are linked to the instrumentalization of religion in the last period of the cold war in order to stop the extension of Soviet and communist influence in the Arab and Muslim world. Since then, this use of religion for political purpose in the conflicts about supremacy in the region has destroyed ethics and citizenship and given rise to generalized violence and acts of terrorism, in addition to other economic and social factors that are identified in the article.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:10-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715625523
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • Violent Islamism beyond borders: Can human rights prevail?
    • Authors: Ishay; M.
      Pages: 363 - 374
      Abstract: The argument that sectarian conflicts in the Arab Middle East have been persistent since time immemorial is erroneous. While these views may seem compelling with the rise of ISIL, they are in fact very dangerous: they downgrade Islamic societies to primordial, selective and static features. I will argue for a different set of propositions. First, violence is not unique to Islamic societies. Extreme illiberal ideologies prevailed in Christian Europe both during the Thirty Years War and during the fascist interwar period. Second, Islamist belligerence was partly a response to the ill-effects of globalization, just as European fascist movements were exacerbated by the advance of industrial capitalism in Europe. Third, post-Second World War human rights efforts may inform new paths beyond the tragedies that continue to plague the Middle East.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:10-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715624071
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • The crisis of the republican model (the state-nation) and its religious
           outcomes: A case study of the Great Middle East
    • Authors: Haddad; M.
      Pages: 375 - 385
      Abstract: There is a necessity to build a new republican regime in the Great Middle East, based on a broad sense of citizenship, on a respect for pluralism, and on re-evaluating difference as a positive element rather than as a threat. However, this re-building will succeed only when it is accompanied by a restoration of the religious space. The reformist national model is the best and most appropriate model for real situations within the current historical period. It is a model that is able to develop according to each society’s developmental and political experience.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:10-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453716631865
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • States and communities competing for global power
    • Authors: Kastoryano; R.
      Pages: 386 - 396
      Abstract: The question of immigration and its corollary community and minority formation has always been analysed in relation to states. However, the increasing importance of solidarity beyond national borders on the grounds of one or several identities – national, religious, ethnic, regional – removes the claim of recognition of a collective identity from a national level to an international level and, in the European Union, to a supranational level. Such an evolution places territory at the core of the analysis of citizenship and nationhood, for communities as well as states. This article will attempt to show that in this new configuration, negotiations between states and immigrants are brought beyond borders in order for states to maintain the ‘power’ of incorporation and citizenship while expanding their influence beyond their territories and to compete with transnational communities in their engagement in the process of globalization.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453716637898
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • The Kurdish struggle and the crisis of the Turkishness Contract
    • Pages: 397 - 405
      Abstract: In this article, inspired by Whiteness Studies, I propose two concepts that allow us to see the question of ethnicity as well as the history of the Turkish Republic through the lens of privilege: Turkishness and the Turkishness Contract. By Turkishness, I mean a patterned but mostly unrecognized relationship between Turkish individuals’ ethnic position and their ways of seeing, hearing, feeling and knowing – as well as not seeing, not hearing, not feeling and not knowing. These ways and states of Turkishness have been shaped by a set of written/unwritten and spoken/unspoken agreements (the Turkishness Contract) among the Muslims of Anatolia. However, during the last 40 years, the Kurdish movement, by creating a military and civilian resistance with mass support, has challenged the fundamentals of the contract and therefore caused a dramatic crisis of identity and selfhood for Turkishness.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715625715
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • From system integration to social integration: Kurdish challenge to
           Turkish republicanism
    • Authors: Boyraz, C; Turan, O.
      Pages: 406 - 418
      Abstract: The modern republican history of Turkey and its relation with the question of ethnic diversity could be understood via the tension between the processes of system integration and social integration. This article, based on Jürgen Habermas’ conceptual framework, draws the sources of such tension with reference to the Kurdish identity in Turkey since the early republican era. For this purpose, from the 1920s to the 2000s, policies and discourses of system integration aiming at a certain degree of ethnic homogenization to eliminate ‘possible threats’ to territorial integrity and national unity are discussed in detail. While system integration processes reflect an exclusionary and assimilative-securitist logic of state practices regarding the Kurdish question, this article argues that the Kurdish challenge to republicanism and to its system integration logic promises more for the dynamics of social integration. Especially since the 1990s, while processes of system integration are still in force; national, regional and diasporic achievements of Kurdish politics and its call for a democratic transformation of the republic based on decentralist, participatory and multiculturalist values have become much more visible. This new focus on democratic transformation demands more for social integration through internalization of roles as well as through promotion of an active communication between citizens by raising the claims of active participation to social and political spheres as well as by making identity visible in different aspects of socio-cultural life. Degree of social integration and its success vis-à-vis system integration will be decisive in the democratic transformation of Turkey in the future.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715623832
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • The republican ideal of freedom as non-domination and the Rojava
           
    • Authors: Cemgil; C.
      Pages: 419 - 428
      Abstract: This article problematizes the republican reliance on contemporary ‘states as they are’ as protectors and guarantors of the republican notion of freedom as non-domination. While the principle of freedom as non-domination constitutes an advance over the liberal principle of freedom as non-interference, its reliance on the national, territorial, legal-technical and extra-economic contemporary state prevents the theoretical uncovering of its full potential. The article argues that to make the most of the principle of freedom as non-domination, a strong Athenian element is required. The democratic confederalist project that is being experimented with by Syrian Kurds in the cantons of Rojava, it is maintained, can contribute theoretically and practically to this republican ideal through its democratic and participatory mechanisms, despite fundamental challenges it has to face.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715624959
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • Republican conception of liberty in early republican Turkey and its
           contemporary implications
    • Authors: Erozan; B.
      Pages: 429 - 439
      Abstract: Established in 1923, Turkey has been a republic without a dominant republican conception of liberty. A chance to install such a conception was missed in the early republican period and never recaptured. The republic was unable to get rid of vestiges of the authoritarian tradition of the past. Centuries-old authoritarian tradition persisted well into the recent and the contemporary periods. Presenting ample evidence, the article underlines the weight of history and the legacy of authoritarian mentality that promoted the use of authority, not liberty, in political problem-solving. The initial failure to abandon an authoritarian problem-solving approach proved fateful for the chances of the deepening of democracy in Turkey.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715622523
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • 'Republique and laïcite: What is at stake in contemporary
           France?
    • Authors: Gaudin; P.
      Pages: 440 - 447
      Abstract: How should one define the republican democratic and ‘laïque’ spirit in both the most concise and effective manner, as well as that most suited to the French case? The republican spirit resides without doubt in refusing submission to any single individual whoever that individual may be. The democratic spirit does not consist of decreeing the sovereignty of the people, but in developing formal modalities of political life allowing the people not to be divested of it. The ‘laïque’ spirit rejects all distinctions concerning the nature and rights of citizens; it also equally rejects religious laws being imposed over political law.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453716631011
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • Cultural pluralism?
    • Authors: Spivak; G. C.
      Pages: 448 - 455
      Abstract: This article is an analysis of the ideological production of the idea of cultural pluralism. It points at the impossibility of inhabiting two or more civil societies at once. It points at the fact that culture alive cannot be accessed. It recommends attention to the ungeneralizable huge subaltern populations of the world that often also constitute an electorate. It recommends linguistic rather than cultural pluralism and a nurturing of the understanding of the right to intellectual labor in education practice.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715602993
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • Between transparency and surveillance: Politics of the secret
    • Authors: Borradori; G.
      Pages: 456 - 464
      Abstract: The recent wave of whistleblowers and cyber-dissidents, from Julian Assange to Edward Snowden, has declared war against surveillance. In this context, transparency is presented as an attainable political goal that can be delivered in flesh and bones by spectacular and quasi-messianic moments of disclosure. The thesis of this article is that, despite its progressive promise, the project of releasing classified documents is in line with the Orwellian cold war trope of Big Brother rather than with the complex geography of surveillance today. By indicting the US federal government as the principal agent of surveillance, the ‘logic of the leak’ obfuscates that today’s surveillance is conducted mostly by the private sector in the form of dataveillance. What should we think, then, of this new fetish of transparency? Is it a symptom of the castigation of a desire for surveillance, the wish to be constantly observed and closely inspected? I claim that the meaning of the ‘expository society’, as Bernard Harcourt calls it, depends on how we interpret secrets. For secrets are not only temporary conditions of occultation that can, and should, be indiscriminately exposed, but sites of agency. In this perspective, the emancipatory promise hangs on the right to the secret, assumed as the right not to answer and not to belong.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715623321
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • The right to politics and republican non-domination
    • Authors: Azmanova; A.
      Pages: 465 - 475
      Abstract: Against pronouncements of the recent demise of both democracy and the political, I maintain that there is, rather, something amiss with the process of politicization in which social grievances are translated into matters of political concern and become objects of policy-making. I therefore propose to seek an antidote to the de-politicizing tendencies of our age by reanimating the mechanism that transmits social conflicts and grievances into politics. To that purpose, I formulate the notion of a ‘fundamental right to politics’ as the opposite of the techne of policy-making. I articulate this right via a reconstruction of the logical presuppositions of democracy as collective self-authorship. I then recast the concept of non-domination by discerning two trajectories of domination – ‘relational’ and ‘systemic’ ones, to argue that in a viable democracy that makes full use of the right to politics, the dynamics of politicization should take place along both trajectories; currently, however, matters of systemic injustice get translated in relational terms and politicized as concerns for inclusion into and distribution within the existing system of social relations, rather than its radical overhaul.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715623394
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • Digital spaces, public places and communicative power: In defense of
           deliberative democracy
    • Authors: Kreide; R.
      Pages: 476 - 486
      Abstract: The deliberative model of politics has recently been criticized for not being very well equipped to conceptualize current developments such as the misinterpretation of political difference, the digital turn, and public protests. A first critique is that this model assumes a conception of public spheres that is too idealistic. A second objection is that it misconceives the relationship between empirical reality and normativity. Third, it is assumed that deliberative democracy offers an antiquated notion of a shared ‘we’ of political actors and because of this, fourth, fails to take into consideration the ‘digital turn’, in particular the de-personalizing effects of social media that have led to a rapid decline of the public sphere. And a fifth critique states that the deliberative model ignores the fact that politics is not, and especially protests and revolutions are not, seminar-like debates but spontaneous, chaotic and sometimes violent expressions. I will argue that all of these critiques fall short in a variety of ways. A deliberative model of politics allows us to address the tension between the ideal and the real, the ‘old media’ and the so-called digitalization of public spheres as well as peaceful discourse and violent uprisings. Especially the concept of communicative power, a notion also used by Hannah Arendt and Jürgen Habermas, reveals the potentials for future participation in digital spaces and public places.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715623831
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
  • Two cheers for the impunity norm
    • Authors: Pensky; M.
      Pages: 487 - 499
      Abstract: International criminal law (ICL) is dedicated to the battle against impunity. However, the concept of impunity lacks clarity. Providing that clarity also reveals challenges for the current state and future prospects of the project of ICL, which this article frames in cosmopolitan terms. The ‘impunity norm’ of ICL is generally presented in a deontic form. It holds that impunity for perpetrators of international crimes is a wrong so profound that states and international bodies have a pro tanto duty to prosecute and punish perpetrators, a duty that cannot be overridden by considerations of cost, including the costs of infringing on the traditionally understood legal sovereignty of states. This deontic reading of the impunity norm is difficult to justify, a fact linked to the waning fortunes of ICL over the past several years. If ICL is to reverse this trend, the impunity norm’s strongly deontic reading should be replaced by a version derived from deliberative principles.
      PubDate: 2016-04-21T02:37:11-07:00
      DOI: 10.1177/0191453715625714
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 4-5 (2016)
       
 
 
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