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poverty of neo-liberalism Nobody in the political mainstream speaks out against capitalism today. Opposition to free markets is seen as naive – or a proof of ignorance of the laws of economics. Hibernating or moribund Marxists of a Gramscian hue may talk about a ‘hegemonic project’, others – however reluctantly – may admit to Fukuyama’s thesis of the ‘End of History’ (Fukuyama 1992); that world history, ideologically speaking, has ended, that liberalism has triumphed. Scores of reports trumpet the virtues of the prevailing system of market capitalism – and are followed

in The political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

the ascribed identification between the two groups (Todorova 2006 : 292–4). Marxism–Leninism and liberalism, though opposites in the Cold War ideological–spatial binary, ultimately appeared to agree on race: both belonged to ‘a modern epistemological world defined by whiteness and Eurocentric culture’ and both envisaged futures where particularist racial, cultural and religious identities would be subsumed into a universalist society that could reform the globe (Todorova 2006 : 176). This synthesis of critical race scholarship and south-east European social theory

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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connect them into a full global history of rights claims and modernities? If chattel slavery's frameworks of anti-blackness were, as Mills ( 1997 ) argues, foundational to modernity and liberalism globally, even these apparently disconnected topics exist not just as analogy/disanalogy but connection, joined through the complex history of appealing to and imagining ‘Europe’ in which queer politics and so many other domains of life in postsocialist Europe are embedded. 10 Such connections nevertheless remain exceptions. How many

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Rousseau’s and nationalism

which had been unknown a couple of centuries before. Elie Kedouri observed – perhaps not entirely accurately – that ‘Nationalism is a political doctrine invented in Europe at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century’ (Kedouri 1960: 1). This might have been an exaggeration but Kedouri had a point. Nationalism is not only regarded as a relatively recently established ideology, it is also regarded as a fatherless doctrine, without the illustrious intellectual ancestry which characterises socialism, liberalism, and even conservatism. Nationalism, it is asserted, lacks a

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An introduction

Formation of a Sikh “Diaspora” ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2001 ); Uday Singh Mehta , Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth Century British Liberal Thought ( Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press , 1999 ); and Michel-Rolph Trouillot , Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History

in Subjects of modernity
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Identities and incitements

University Press , 2001 ); Simon Gikandi , Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism ( New York : Columbia University Press , 1996 ). 16 Mehta, Liberalism and Empire . 17

in Subjects of modernity

–701 . Donaldson , Sue and Will Kymlicka . Forthcoming . “ Expanding the Boundaries of Citizenship .” In Oxford Handbook of Citizenship , edited by Ayelet Shachar , Irene Bloemraad , Maarten Vink and Rainer Bauböck . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Francis , Leslie and Anita Silvers . 2007 . “ Liberalism and Individually Scripted Ideas of the Good: Meeting the Challenge of

in Democratic inclusion
Rousseau as a constitutionalist

‘intimidation [and] election tricks’, it is still widely asserted that Rousseau – through guilt of association – can be condemned and convicted for promoting a doctrine of the ‘general will’ which in ‘itself poses a threat to individuals who might find themselves at odds with that [general] will’ (Barry 1995: 51). Even writers sympathetic to Rousseau admit that his allegedly totalitarian theory (Barker 1948) ‘required heavy doses of civic education’ (Shklar 1988: 267); not exactly a ringing endorsement at a time when liberalism (in different guises) has become all but an

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Antinomies and enticements

, Liberalism and Empire ; Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe ; and Comaroff and Comaroff, Ethnography and the Historical Imagination . See also Taussig, Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man. 12 This section draws upon and develops further arguments first presented in Dube, “Anthropology, history

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A pluralist theory of citizenship

attempt is guided by an old republican question. Republicanism is a political philosophy that gives equal weight to individual and collective freedom and connects the two. Under the influence of modern liberalism, contemporary republican theorists have shifted the emphasis towards individual freedom from domination and have tended to neglect collective freedom, while the classic republicanism of Machiavelli or Rousseau was biased in the opposite direction

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