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James Bowen and Jonathan Purkis

this section each address notions of being and becoming within different areas of anarchist theory and practice. Indeed, it is the ontological dimension of contemporary anarchism – especially the placing of Self within a wider ecology of global relations, human and non-human – which distinguishes anarchism from radical perspectives that retain too much focus on materialism and political economy. The fact that anarchism has largely premised its critique on a psychological dimension to power relations, not just a material one, has been an advantage in this respect

in Changing anarchism
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The place of equal opportunity
Andrew Mason

Justice provides a good illustration of the difficulties involved here. It is a sophisticated attempt to defend the idea that equality of opportunity is an independent principle of justice, the enforcement of which takes second place to respect for individual rights. I propose to explore Rawls’s account in some depth in order to bring out both its strengths and its weaknesses. I shall begin by briefly presenting, for the

in Political concepts
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Their basis and limits
Catriona McKinnon

of perfect duties are the avoidance of suicide and false promising. 4 If a maxim cannot be willed as a universal law of nature without contradiction then we have an imperfect duty not to act according to that maxim; Kant’s examples are developing one’s talents and charitable giving. 5 The difference between perfect and imperfect duties is that the latter contain a greater degree of latitude with respect to their

in Political concepts
Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos

‘nonhuman’ natural/biophysical systems within which they are embedded. In this respect the mainstream disciplinary conversation has been concerned only with ‘the human subject’ (and especially, with willed – that is, intentional – human/sociopolitical phenomena) and its anthropomorphized effects (such as states and their alliances). Thus, despite the intellectual challenges posed

in Recognition and Global Politics
M. Anne Brown

the harm we do each other, and of encouraging political contexts of non-injury and mutual respect. We account for and recognize harm in different ways – notions of human rights are not a metalanguage, but they can operate as a way into the complexities and confusions of particular cases and broader patterns of injury as well as, in very general terms, asserting the value of people. The second idea informing the approach taken in the case studies is that ‘dialogue’ or ‘conversation’ – paying people and the pattern of their lives the fundamental respect of listening

in Human rights and the borders of suffering
Anti-Islam and anti-Muslim sentiments
Hilary Pilkington

about the Self’ constitute the emotional centre of the (racist) group, the focus is shifted from the characteristics ascribed to the target ‘others’ and towards how anti-Muslim sentiments are worked through emotionally-driven, personal and localised experience. Drawing on two strong tropes of anti-Muslim hostility identified in this study – the perception that Muslims seek to ‘impose their rules here’ and Muslims ‘have no respect’ – it is argued that fear and hate do not reside in either the individual expressing hostility or the object of hatred and fear, but

in Loud and proud
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Reasonable tolerance
Catriona McKinnon and Dario Castiglione

should reach some form of substantive agreement with respect to the nature, limits, and correct forms of expression of a concept as fundamental and important as toleration. Notwithstanding close scrutiny and the efforts of theorists on this front, agreement has proved impossible to achieve. If anything, toleration seems to have become a more contested ideal and a more elusive virtue, while its very formulation as a concept remains paradoxical: how can a person have reason to tolerate ideas, behaviour, and practices that, by definition, she has reason to believe to be

in The culture of toleration in diverse societies
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David Owen

grounds: first, ‘the mere possibility of being able to change governments can avoid violence’ and, second, ‘being able to do it by voting has consequences of its own’. 5 With respect to the first point, Przeworski puts his argument thus: assume that governments are selected by a toss of a, not necessarily fair, coin . . . the very prospect that

in Political concepts
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The dancer of the future dancing radical hope
Dana Mills

gendered violence –​not only protest the worlds in which they are deemed unequal; in their intervention they dance in a world not yet built. In that world, their bodies are perceived as equal to those who oppress them; through their dance they show that we are all equal as embodied beings and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Moments of sic-​sensuous are crucial here, as they not only unravel different forms of meaning through aesthetic and political interventions; they unravel a world in which those meanings will make sense. The dancer of the future

in Dance and politics
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Antonia Lucia Dawes

legality again highlighted the racialised nature of discourses around migration and the neoliberal imperatives placed on the use of public space (anon. 2017 a). As before, the city’s social movements sprang into gear in solidarity with the evicted vendors and, as before, the market was successfully reopened. Mayor de Magistris clarified, ‘We always help people who want to integrate themselves into our society and respect our laws’ (anon. 2017 b). Whilst staying in Napoli in summer 2018, I walked through Piazza Garibaldi on my way to buy food for lunch. The new metro

in Race talk