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Über die Einbettung des Marktes in die globale Zivilgesellschaft

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Translated by Philipp Schwertmann for the 2004 Yearbook of the University of Goettingen "Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft" •  Zivilgesellschaftlicher Purismus Welche Kräfte treiben heute die Globalisierung der Zivilgesellschaft voran? Viele Aktivisten und einige ihrer intellektuellen Unterstützer lassen keine Zweifel an der richtigen Antwort:...

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How universities learnt a lesson in humility – and are all the better for it

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The ivory tower has been destroyed – metaphorically speaking. Alan Levine/flickr   Foundation Essay – Universities are still often known as ivory towers, other-worldly spaces of solitude where privileged elites known as academics seek refuge from the harsh realities of the...

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How Universities Learnt A Lesson in Humility – and are all the better for it

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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="668"] The ivory tower has been destroyed – metaphorically speaking. Alan Levine/flickr[/caption] Foundation Essay – Universities are still often known as ivory towers, other-worldly spaces of solitude where privileged elites known as academics seek refuge from the harsh...

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Humility and Democracy

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Democracy and ethics: an old philosophical subject that is much neglected today, not least because of widespread agreement that democracy stands for ethical pluralism. Democracy, the self-government of equals, is presumed to be incompatible with attempts to clothe citizens in...

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