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Philip Nanton

in the context of St Vincent’s political economy, which showed a continued strong leaning towards conservatism in policymaking and outlook, leading me to pose the question: ‘Crisis? What crisis?’. In an entirely different context, as a researcher and practitioner of race-relations policymaking in Britain, my concern was to challenge a one-strategy-fits-all approach to race policy formulation and

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
Mads Qvortrup

republics on Earth [because] [m]en rarely deserve to govern themselves (Voltaire 1962: 257).1 Where Locke, Madison and Montesquieu envisaged that the lawgivers should be Chap005.p65 97 11/09/03, 13:35 98 The political philosophy of Rousseau held in check by second chambers, courts or a federal division of powers (i.e. through non-democratic and elitist schemes), Rousseau (inspired by the political system of his native Geneva) championed the people as the check on the rulers. Beginning in the Discourse sur l’inégalité and the Discourse on Political Economy, and

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Mads Qvortrup

current neo-liberals, scarcely less confident in their ideology, reason in much the same way; leave capitalism alone, and it will reach the panglosian best of all possible worlds. In both cases a belief in the objective laws of political economy has provided the theoreticians with the answer. And, in both cases self-interest was the key to understanding society. The utilitarians championed individual self-interest. This was especially true for Helvétius (Helvétius 1963: 204), who went on to become the main inspiration for Jeremy Bentham – and, indeed, Marx.8 Bentham

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

abstract, singular colonial structures, each with their own subterranean temporal dynamic and irrevocable spatial logic, which characterized several influential writings in the past. 23 At the same time, the concerns of culture here do not necessarily discount considerations of political economy and aspects of state power. Rather, several significant studies in this new genre suggest the importance of

in Subjects of modernity
Rousseau’s and nationalism
Mads Qvortrup

Rousseau stressed – in the Discourse on Political Economy – that we must begin by making men virtuous by ‘making them love their country’ (III: 255), the later Rousseau, no less interested in patriotism, cast this doctrine in nationalist terms. In Project du Corse he thus stresses that while ‘establishing a nation is undoubtedly useful [he] knows an even more useful [strategy for maintaining cultural homogeneity] and that is establishing a nation for the government’ (III: 901). Incidentally, a view which is strikingly close to Massimo d’Azeglio’s utterance – following

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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Frontier patterns old and new
Philip Nanton

register what I see as the legitimacy of the term’s continued use in a variety of arenas across the Caribbean region. I have noticed calmness and order alongside violence and mayhem. I have noticed that V. S. Naipaul has hinted at modern/primitive tensions. In the context of Caribbean history, real politics and political economy the word slips and slides: at times the frontier suggests a moveable state

in Frontiers of the Caribbean
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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

indigenous authority and political economy; the containment of fluid borders between field and forest; and the subordination of the Indian economy to North Atlantic cycles of trade, profit-making, and consumption. On the one hand, the systematic destruction of forests, the conversion of commons into property, and the emphasis on increasing land revenue had led to the lineaments of an agrarian order

in Subjects of modernity
Catherine Baker

; Mai 2013 ; Suchland 2015 ). The stereotype of the east European ‘prostitute’ who might either migrate from the Yugoslav region or to it, ‘white’ by appearance yet on the margins of whiteness in global capital (Agathangelou 2004b ), is one configuration of east European women's ‘flexible “racing” ’, racialising them as white when they are being desired and ‘something more ethnic’ when they are being exploited or having their agency cast into doubt in others' eyes depending on their position in the global political economy (Cerwonka 2008 : 823). With anti

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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Entanglements and ambiguities
Saurabh Dube

renewed emphases on practice and process, concerned with acting subjects and social domination, and sometimes influenced by Marxian political economy. 76 This was followed by newer considerations of the interplay between culture and power, especially as foregrounded in the writings of Michel Foucault. Here were also to be found crucial conversations with postcolonial perspectives, subaltern studies, and

in Subjects of modernity
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

Grosfoguel , “Decolonizing post-colonial studies and paradigms of political economy: transmodernity, decolonial thinking, and global coloniality,” Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World , 1 , 1 ( 2011 ): 1–37. Most articles on coloniality/decoloniality in this journal, Transmodernity , bear out my claims above

in Subjects of modernity