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Volker M. Heins

to the ‘impending breakup’ (Taylor 1994 : 52) of a highly diverse country such as Canada. My argument in this paper is about the question whether Taylor's idea can be elaborated with respect to the world community of states and societies. I proceed in several steps. Firstly, I wish to highlight the link between recognition and the international by reconstructing Taylor

in Recognition and Global Politics
Democratisation, nationalism and security in former Yugoslavia
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

’s ‘humanitarian intervention’ over Kosovo highlighted the normative tension between the doctrine of non-intervention in sovereign states versus efforts to promote respect for human rights that transcend state boundaries, the subsequent efforts at peace-building have revealed other normative conundrums. For NATO and other international institutions, this has made South East Europe a normative labyrinth where democracy, ‘stateness

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
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Recognition, Vulnerability and the International
Kate Schick

and Becker 1999 ; Bartlett 2006 ; Brooke and Frazer 2013 ; Sinha 2013 ). Discussions of education, philosophy and the international have been dominated by the cosmopolitan turn in education and its appeal to a universal vision of shared humanity based on ideals such as freedom, respect and reason. Cosmopolitan thinkers promote the cultivation of global citizens through the critical examination of our own

in Recognition and Global Politics
On the return of the Jewish question

Universalism has acted as a stimulus for Jewish emancipation, that is, for civil, political and social inclusion. It has also been a source of anti-Jewish prejudice up to and beyond the classic antisemitism of the modern period. While the experience of Jews is by no means unique in this respect, one of the peculiarities of the 'anti-Judaic' tradition has been to represent Jews in some important regard as the 'other' of the universal: as the personification either of a particularism opposed to the universal, or of a false universalism concealing Jewish self-interest. The former contrasts the particularism of the Jews to the universality of bourgeois civil society. The latter contrasts the bad universalism of the 'rootless cosmopolitan Jew' to the good universalism of whatever universal is advanced: nation, race or class. This book explores debates over Jewish emancipation within the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, contrasting the work of two leading protagonists of Jewish emancipation: Christian von Dohm and Moses Mendelssohn. It discusses the emancipatory power of Karl Marx's critique of Bruno Bauer's opposition to Jewish emancipation and endorsement of The Jewish Question. Marxist debates over the growth of anti-Semitism; Hannah Arendt's critique of three types of Jewish responsiveness--assimilationism, Zionism and cosmopolitanism-- to anti-Semitism; and the endeavours of a leading postwar critical theorist, Jurgen Habermas are also discussed. Finally, the book focuses its critique on left antizionists who threaten to reinstate the Jewish question when they identify Israel and Zionism as the enemies of universalism.

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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
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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