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Self-Knowledge and Self-Determination at the Limits of Capitalism

Introduction to René Zavaleta Mercado’s Towards a History of the National-Popular in Bolivia: 1879–1980

Sinclair Thomson

hence Zavaleta begins his prologue citing Weber to declare that his project examines the connection between social democratisation and state form. In other respects, however, Zavaleta is interested in moving away from such universal conceptual problems towards those that concern social formations like

Panagiotis Sotiris

way) an element of popular contestation of power, and resistance to the ‘de-democratization’ of neo-liberal ‘democracies’, a voice of the voiceless without which politics becomes reduced to the technocratic ‘governance’ of social tensions. 77 For Balibar there is a contradiction arising from these

The Central Office of Factory Councils in 1919–20

A Forgotten Chapter in the German Council Movement

Axel Weipert

initiated by council decision in the workplaces and coordinated by a strike committee formed from the Executive Council. Around one million striking workers demanded permanent recognition and an expanded voice for the councils in the economic and political realms, also demanding the democratisation of the

Omar Acha

championed the democratisation of the political system and for turning the Radical Civic Party into one of Argentina’s most powerful mainstream parties. (This section summarises the political and biographical reference points for the young Laclau in order to focus on the conceptual dimensions of his initial

Charles Post

peasants, and political democratisation. They disagreed, however, on the social character of the state that would emerge from the Russian revolution. Lenin and Kautsky believed the Russian revolution would establish a temporary ‘democratic dictatorship of the proletariat and peasantry’ which would carry

From the Demise of Social Democracy to the ‘End of Capitalism’

The Intellectual Trajectory of Wolfgang Streeck

Jerome Roos

development – leaving internal devaluation as the only remaining option to consolidate state budgets and adjust to the shock of the sovereign debt crisis. For Streeck, ‘the purpose of the whole edifice, whose completion is drawing ever closer, is to depoliticise the economy while at the same time de-democratising

Juan Grigera, Jeffery R. Webber, Ludmila Abilio, Ricardo Antunes, Marcelo Badaró Mattos, Sabrina Fernandes, Rodrigo Nunes, Leda Paulani and Sean Purdy

, Bolsonaro belongs to a generation that went into the military during the dictatorship and was terribly let down by re-democratisation. While the nostalgia for that period that Bolsonarismo sells is an imaginary construct, for this military inner-circle it is quite real: it’s the ressentiment of those who

Colin Tyler

Wilkinson’s solution is to increase employee involvement at work, including the greater democratization of the workplace. Barry’s next chapter (‘Th e Making of the Black Gulag’) retells the familiar story of the cumulative disadvantage of the non-white population, especially young Afro-Caribbean men. Barry

Joseph Carens

,’ Working Paper Series No. 4 (Harvard Law School, Jean Monnet Chair, 1997); Peter Spiro, ‘Dual Nationality and the Meaning of Citizenship’, Emory Law Journal 46 (1997), p. 1411; Schuck, Citizens, Strangers and In-Betweens ; David Martin, ‘New Rules on Dual Nationality for a Democratizing Globe: Between

Daniel Bensaïd

abolished? For Kautsky the question was not really to destroy state power, but rather to assert ‘a pre-eminence’ of the legislative over the executive and the judiciary, and to democratise the electoral system by eliminating upper houses: ‘never – never – can this process lead to the destruction of state