Institutions and the challenges of refugee governance
Dalia Abdelhady

consequences, morality and responsibility. In analysing the articles collected for this chapter, these frames were found to be of great relevance and were distributed according to Table 2. In this distribution, however, morality was merged with human interest or institutional responsibility.5 The analysis that follows focuses on the selection of articles falling within the institutional responsibility frame. As Table 2 shows, this selection is two-thirds of all the articles found in the study and is taken to be the most significant in understanding the construction of the

in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
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A European fin de siècle
Sergei Medvedev

has turned out to be much more confusing. To put it simply, interests of power have contaminated what looked like an attempt to execute normative Idealpolitik . In The Twenty Years’ Crisis , E.H. Carr criticised the hypocrisy of the application of morality to the anarchy of international relations, and argued that it led to disaster by ignoring the real relations of power. 1 NATO’s operation in Kosovo

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Gary Banham

to suggest is that there is a ground for thinking of feelings in a non-empiricist manner. The ground for this second sense of the term ‘aesthetic’ is that Kant has uncovered within this work the pure basis of morality. This argument leads him to consider the relationship between the moral law and motivation to act in accordance with it. The examination of this latter must turn on the question of an a priori feeling, otherwise we would be faced with the irresolvable paradox of a pure law and a merely pathological motivation. So, if the argument about the purity of

in The new aestheticism
Laura Chrisman

. Said’s is the most ambitious and methodologically eclectic of the three works, concerned as it is with the novel’s dynamics of spatial movement, its ideological systems of morality and aesthetics, its characters’ trajectories and its materialist contextualisation through contemporary Caribbean political and economic processes. At the same time Said pursues an argument about the function of Austen’s novel in enabling subsequent material practices of imperialism. This ambitiousness contributes an admirably broad cultural understanding of imperialism. It also creates

in Postcolonial contraventions
Bonnie Clementsson

unacceptable. Even though immoral conduct did not affect the authorities’ decision when cousins applied for permission to marry, the failure of Lars and Bengta's application could be seen as an indication that more importance was attached to the norms of morality in cases involving relationship categories which formed greater challenges to the boundaries that prevailed at the time. Family position before age relationship In addition to information about virtue and conduct, the argumentation in the applications for

in Incest in Sweden, 1680–1940
Jerry Weinberger

, given that fact, wonders if the Bensalemites practise polygamy. To these questions, the wise Jew describes Bensalem as the ‘virgin of the world’ and launches a tirade against European sexual morality, where red light districts and brothels have ‘put marriage out of office’. The Jew then reports on the Bensalemites’ marriage laws, which include a prohibition against polygamy, a one-month waiting period, a penalty for marrying without parental permission, and the strange institution called Adam and Eve’s Pools. These pools, located near every town, are for solving the

in Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis
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John Narayan

its consequences (LW2: 243). Building upon his prior engagement with Darwin’s theory of evolution and the psychology of William James, Dewey puts forward an argument for the social nature of both the self and morality. The foundation of this argument is that like all objects within nature, human beings exist in an environment where ‘conjoint, combined, associated action is a universal trait of the behaviour of things’ (LW2: 257). What we take to be human nature or what we take to be the human ‘self ’ is said by Dewey not to be an immutable property or instinct which

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Catriona McKinnon

that restraint must be principled to count as toleration separates toleration from indifference. 4 See I. Berlin, ‘The pursuit of the ideal’, in The Crooked Timber of Humanity (London: Fontana Press, 1990); ‘The decline of utopian ideas in the west’, ibid.; ‘Two concepts of liberty’, in Four Essays on Liberty (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1969). See also J. Raz, The Morality of Freedom (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986) and ‘Incommensurability and agency’, in R. Chang (ed.), Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
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Cécile Laborde

, oppressive, and obscurantist institutions. Of these, the Catholic Church was the most prominent, and republican citizenship was an instrument of emancipation from religious dogmatism. Individuals were to be encouraged to think of themselves as citizens first, through the inculcation of what the Protestant educationalist Ferdinand Buisson ambiguously called a foi laïque (laïque faith).19 Laïcité was like a religion in the etymological sense: it provided a foundation for individual morality and a sense of collective belonging. But this was a non-transcendental, non

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
A critical study of social media discourses
Marie Sundström
Hedvig Obenius

on social media as we analysed, the dominant position legitimises the decision by appealing to morality. Habermas argues that moral norms transcend diversity and plurality in a modern society, but it is not only moral norms that are important and visible in legal discourse (Habermas, 1996, pp. 106–111). Collective goals, social problems and material conflicts are also significant (Eriksen and Weigård, 2000, p. 175). This becomes evident in the comments below that refer to cost, taxes and other problems that should be prioritised. Such comments claim to be concerned

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