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1 Dave Morland Anti-capitalism and poststructuralist anarchism1 Introduction Social anarchism has a long reputation as a disparate and incoherent ideology. Commentators, sympathetic and objective alike, have frequently accused social anarchism of being too diverse to constitute a singular, recognisable ideology at all (Chomsky, 1970; Miller, 1984; Ball and Dagger, 1991). To a degree this is true: social anarchism is a loose and diverse ideology that may be too elusive for some commentators to categorise neatly and clearly. However, other commentators, myself

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Core historical concepts reconsidered
Adrian Zimmermann

14 Economic democracy instead of more capitalism: core historical concepts reconsidered Adrian Zimmermann Introduction ‘“More capitalism” or “economic democracy” are . . . the signposts at the crossroads where the Swedes will have to make a choice during the 1980s’, the Swedish political scientist Walter Korpi wrote in 1983 (Korpi 1983: 3). Today we know only too well where the journey went and not only in the stronghold of social democracy in the North. Everywhere in Europe the social democratic left was driven back into defensive positions during the 1980s

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James Baldwin, the Religious Right, and the Moral Minority
Joseph Vogel

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Alexandra Cosima Budabin
Lisa Ann Richey

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states, others, like the GATT [General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade], were only for the capitalist world. There was an order, which, in theory, combined Western democracy with a more-or-less regulated capitalism: the so-called liberal order – although perhaps ‘liberal’ isn’t the most precise term, either in political or economic terms. There were of course other characteristics. The promotion of human rights became one, for example, albeit selective. When South Korea was still under dictatorship, we would ask ‘What about South Korea? Shouldn’t it

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seen as ‘a historical invention and a tool of capitalism to reinvent itself and solve its problems’ ( Barnett and Weiss, 2008 : 16) and as a ‘liberal diagnostic, a recursive moral practice that helps constitute liberal politics as much as it projects that politics onto other people and places’ ( Reid-Henry, 2014 : 418). These two features are relevant in this work. On the one hand, they examine humanitarianism as a rationale for the Colombian government’s power, while on the other hand, the response to internal displacement does not address its causes, but rather

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Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order
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