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Recognition, Vulnerability and the International

others’ vulnerability, interrogating our adoption of values that silence and our complicity in structures that oppress. This approach is alive to the revisability embedded in the very structure of the word ‘re-cognition’, which implies the need to come to know again (and again), highlighting the uncertainty and contingency that attends any struggle for justice (Rose 1981 : 71

in Recognition and Global Politics

commitments, some of which might conflict with those of other collectivities. Governments recognize one another; to be a political entity without recognition by others of that status is to be excluded from entire spheres of political interaction, access and influence. Recognition is, quite literally, re-cognition – to know again, and by that

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Evil, Genocide and the Limits of Recognition

ontological characteristics. Arendt's relationship to current variants of recognition theory is contentious (see Markell 2003 ). While recognition is typically cast as a matter of undistorted cognition of the particular socially embedded identities carried by self and other, Arendt takes a dim view of any theoretical subordination of the political to identity, above all when identity

in Recognition and Global Politics