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A “Catholic Layman of German Nationality and Citizenship”?: Carl Schmitt and the Religiosity of Life  

Reinhard Mehring

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2014
Carl Schmitt positioned his constitutional theory in the context of a “political theology” and referred to himself repeatedly as a Catholic. Schmitt scholarship has long pursued this ... More

“A Fanatic of Order in an Epoch of Confusing Turmoil”: The Political, Legal, and Cultural Thought of Carl Schmitt  

Jens Meierhenrich and Oliver Simons

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Jan 2017
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Sep 2016
This handbook engages with the critical ordering of Schmitt’s writings, investing in the proper contextualization of his polycentric thought. More important than whether Schmitt’s ... More

Academia versus Activism  

Dennis Altman

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Nov 2019
This chapter was inspired by reading a number of contributions to The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics and asks three interconnected questions: How can one best ... More

Accountability and Democracy  

Mark E. Warren

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Democracy, rule of the people, is comprised of complex webs of accountabilities between people and those who use power to govern on their behalf. Democratic accountability is comprised of ... More

Accountability in Global Economic Governance  

Kate MacDonald

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
Contemporary theoretical debates surrounding accountability in global economic governance have often adopted a problem-focused analytical lens—centred on real-world political controversies ... More

Africa and Deliberative Politics  

Emmanuel Ani

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
This chapter shows that deliberative democracy is an important consideration for African nations, especially with an eye on the divisive effects of aggregative politics on democracies ... More

Africa and the Contestation of Sexual and Gender Diversity: Imperial and Contemporary Regulation  

Monica Tabengwa and Matthew Waites

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Jun 2019
This chapter considers sexualities and genders in Africa by exploring the relationship between precolonial, colonial, and current forms of regulation. The field of research on sexual and ... More

After the Linguistic Turn: Post‐structuralist and Liberal Pragmatist Political Theory  

Paul Patton

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the linguistic aspects of post-structuralist and liberal pragmatist political theory. It analyses the differences and similarities between post-structuralist ... More

The Aggañña Sutta and the Theravāda Buddhist Tradition  

Matthew J. Walton

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Mar 2020
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Dec 2019
This chapter looks at two different interpretations of the Theravāda Buddhist Aggañña Sutta that argue for notably different models of leftist politics. Aung San, writing as he struggled ... More

Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: An Study in Moral Theory  

John R. Wallach

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Feb 2016
This essay discusses the contribution of Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue (1981) to a generation of moral theory. Pitched as a critique of liberal individualism (e.g., Rawls), modernity ... More

Anarchism  

Benjamin Franks

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Aug 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter identifies some of the conceptual problems in providing a stable, inclusive interpretation of anarchism. It rejects accounts of anarchism constructed on the supposed universal ... More

Anarchy  

Stergios Skaperdas

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses anarchy and also introduces recent research from economics that models anarchy. It shows that this research has clear implications for thinking about interstate ... More

Animal Rights  

Gary L. Francione and Anna E. Charlton

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Mar 2017
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Aug 2015
The term “animal rights” is used broadly and often inconsistently in discussions of animal ethics. This chapter focuses on seven topics: (1) the pre-nineteenth-century view of animals as ... More

Animal Sheltering  

Leslie Irvine

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Mar 2017
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Feb 2015
American animal shelters house between six and eight million dogs and cats each year. The question of what to do with millions of healthy but unwanted animals has animated sheltering from ... More

Animal Work  

Jocelyne Porcher

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Mar 2017
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Jul 2015
Although the presence of animals in our lives seems natural, it is not; it depends on work. But we don’t know what work means for a dog, a horse, or a cow. This chapter proposes a concept ... More

Animals and Ecological Science  

Anita Guerrini

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Mar 2017
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Feb 2015
Ecological science, which studies the relationships between organisms and their environments, developed from natural history. Aristotle’s teleological chain of being and detailed ... More

Animals as Legal Subjects  

Paul Waldau

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Mar 2017
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Aug 2015
This chapter contrasts the dominant sense of the phrase “animals as legal subjects,” which minimizes fundamental protections for nonhuman animals, with alternative senses of the same ... More

Animals as Living Property  

David Favre

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Mar 2017
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Feb 2015
For all recorded history domestic animals have been considered objects within the legal system, classified as personal property, the primary focus being on what an owner can do with ... More

Animals as Reflexive Thinkers: The Aponoian Paradigm  

Mark Rowlands and Susana Monsó

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Mar 2017
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Feb 2015
The ability to engage in reflexive thought—in thought about thought or about other mental states more generally—is regarded as a complex intellectual achievement that is beyond the ... More

Animals as Scientific Objects  

Mike Michael

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Mar 2017
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Jun 2014
The chapter addresses the topic of animals as scientific objects by drawing on recent literature that emphasizes the heterogeneous construction—or eventuation—of the object. As such, the ... More

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