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Ian Carter

necessary relation between one’s freedom and one’s desires. Since one is free to the extent that one is externally unprevented from doing things, they say, one can be free to do what one does not desire to do. If being free meant being unprevented from realising one’s desires, then one could, again paradoxically, reduce one’s unfreedom by coming to desire fewer of the things one is unfree to do. One could become free simply by

in Political concepts
Some questions for Rainer Bauböck
Joseph H. Carens

. Bauböck has many illuminating things to say about these three principles, including the ways in which they are derived from different but compatible conceptions of democracy. I agree with him that it is important for many of the purposes of collective democratic decision-making to have stable political units with clear jurisdictional authority over a wide range of issues within a specific territorial space; and that for this reason AAI, at least

in Democratic inclusion
Sarah Hale, Will Leggett and Luke Martell

attempt to reconcile social justice and economic efficiency. Alternatively, as Cammack sees things, Giddens has deliberately subverted the language of social democracy in order to usher in a new and aggressive phase of neo-liberalism. On his account, the Third Way is not an attempt to address the perceived failures of both the Old Left and neo-liberalism, but rather the ideological

in The Third Way and beyond
Ciarán O’Kelly

state allows the nation to shape its destiny as one. East Timor is free from Indonesian domination, and the nation can now have its say. Of course, this is not the whole story. For example, national solidarity appears in a less benign light in the former Yugoslavia, where conflict has raged over national self-determination. When members of one nation live in another state, things often get unpleasant. Very many people have killed and died in

in Political concepts
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Rodney Barker

: a dog's obeyed in office 2 The robes and furred gowns which constitute the human dogs against whom Lear roars are part of, not props to, the social identity of rulers and command givers. A dog in office is still, amongst other things, a dog, but not merely a dog. To observe that human identity is cultivated in this way is the very opposite of saying that it is a mere mask. A mask can be put on and put off at will, whereas human identity is the face, the reality which is seen and

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Rodney Barker

distinction between the various kinds of things that they do. The rejection of the view that if there is a contrast between statements and other actions then only the other actions are real has a long history. Hypocrisy is not just, as La Rochefoucauld put it, the compliment that vice pays to virtue. The aphorism is a recognition that even when you want to do the very opposite of what you promised, you have to frame your betrayal in the language and values to which publicly you are committed. This may not be an iron restraint, but it is a restraint nonetheless, and a

in Cultivating political and public identity
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Andrew Vincent

important, for Goodin, that ‘just as you cannot reduce the value of nature wholly to natural values (as the deep ecologists might attempt), neither can you reduce the value of nature wholly to human values (as the shallowest ecologists wish)’. Value is always ‘in relation to us’, but this is not same as only having value ‘for us’. Consequently, ‘saying that things can have value only in relation to us is very different from

in Political concepts
Nazima Kadir

that’s the things I really like. Following this praise, Maria criticizes the isolation, hierarchy, and prevailing gossip in the scene: But it’s also, sometimes I think it’s a really closed world where everybody only sees each other and nobody else outside this little world. And also everybody talks about everybody. It’s also like a sorta world on its own. Some people who have, like, think they are, something like not really a hierarchy, but some

in The autonomous life?
Rousseau’s and nationalism
Mads Qvortrup

(1983) and Hobsbawm (1991). Kedouri acknowledges that Rousseau’s Considérations sur la gouvernement du polonge (Rousseau 1771 [1985]) influenced nationalist theoreticians (most notably Fichte), yet he maintains Chap004.p65 74 11/09/03, 13:35 A civic profession of faith 75 that ‘Rousseau [did] not provide a complete and rounded theory of the state, a theory which embraces first and last things, and which can proceed only from a unified and systematic vision of the universe’ (Kedouri 1960: 33). Further, Rousseau’s status as a theoretician of nationalism is

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Kevin Harrison and Tony Boyd

had rights to do various things – to hold markets, to graze animals on specific common lands – but these rights were specific to them as individuals. They did not enjoy them because they were citizens, still less because they were human beings. Medieval society was a complex tapestry of such rights; rights which also often involved duties, such as providing monies or armed forces for their lord or king. As late as the English Civil

in Understanding political ideas and movements