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Hannah Arendt’s Jewish writings

a permanent property of relations between Jews and non-Jews, there are periods and places in which it appears obsolete, a zombie-concept in the language of cosmopolitanism, only to re-emerge in surprising new forms. 6 Modern antisemitism has long historical antecedents, but what was more urgent than reviewing its pre-history was to think about why Jews were once again defined as a ‘question’ in modern times and how this was tied up with the concerns

in Antisemitism and the left
Imaginaries, power, connected worlds

visibility over the long term  –​though there are interesting exceptions at the margins of that paradigm that stress long historical processes. Marxist explanations of economic relations focus on the exponential accumulation of economic power in various ways, but are less well equipped when it comes to civilisations as large-​scale complexes. Again, as we have seen there are interesting exceptions at its perimeters where there are openings to other enriching perspectives. Manifold links between societies of a longer pedigree are accentuated in global history and in the

in Debating civilisations
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Universalism and the Jewish question

different shapes, at different times, in different places. It is like a ghost that haunts how others see Jews and sometimes how Jews see themselves. It interpellates social relations between Jews and non-Jews, Judaism and Christianity, Judaism and Islam, the Jewish nation and other nations, Jewish ideas and other ideas, etc. as if they were conflicts of a metaphysical kind between the abstract forces of inclusive universalism on one side and those of exclusive

in Antisemitism and the left
Some questions for Rainer Bauböck

absence of political boundaries there is no distinction between intra- and inter-polity relations” (p. 8). This distinction, he says, is “constitutive for the political as a distinct sphere of human activity” (p. 8). What does this mean? Is Bauböck trying to say that the idea of global democracy makes no sense because there could be no inter-polity relations between a global polity and other polities? Because of the abstract

in Democratic inclusion

. States are even becoming constrained by international law in their membership practices, something that hardly computes in a Walzerian equation (Spiro 2011 ). “Access to citizenship” points to citizenship for habitual residents as a baseline from which to perfect other rights. It also looks to apply non-discrimination norms to citizenship practice, a radical departure from the historical discretion afforded sovereigns respecting membership. To

in Democratic inclusion
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; nothing against the state; nothing outside the state.’ Feminist writers also reject distinctions between the political and the personal worlds, as they believe that politics is about power and the most intense power conflicts and greatest oppression lie precisely in the personal relations of men and women. In private it is not easy to disentangle the political from the non-political. If the state takes an

in Understanding political ideas and movements
Perspectives on civilisation in Latin America

critical of Prebisch’s more favourable theses about foreign technology and investment. Cardoso in particular can be credited with reinventing dependency theory with a less schematic conception of the international division of labour. He claimed that internal class relations could shape relations with multinational capital. Likewise, distinct internal processes of state development could have an impact on how industrialisation of important sectors took place. In other words, specific figurations of state, economy and civil society mattered in determining the patterns of

in Debating civilisations

production and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society … Constant revolutionising of production, everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed, fast frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away … All that is solid melts into air … All that is holy is profaned … The bourgeoisie

in Antisemitism and the left
New polity dynamics

threat weakens any rationale for agreeing to a higher level of integration in defence matters. In this context, it was not the debate on the Union but that on NATO and its role that 200 Theory and reform in the European Union was conceived as the most crucial issue affecting the physiognomy of any prospective security restructuring in Europe, for it related to multiple and interconnected international relations issues: change in the world security polarity; core–periphery relations; definition of threat as a precondition of security configuration; fragmentation and

in Theory and reform in the European Union
Continuities and contradictions underpinning Amitai Etzioni’s communitarian influence on New Labour

for efficiency within the confines of North American relations of capital, 9 it is not a charge that has been rigorously applied to Amitai Etzioni, least of all to his US best-seller The Spirit of Community and his rather immodest New Golden Rule . 10 With a deeper analysis of the specific methodology employed, this chapter reveals the reliance Etzioni puts on his

in The Third Way and beyond