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Wittgenstein and the Dangers of Certainty

Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Swansea, Wales, September 1947. Ben Richards John Keane, University of Sydney The following notes on the politics of rising uncertainty and the future of democracy were prepared for the inaugural CISS global forum, Peace and Security under Uncertainty, Quarantine Station,...

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02 May 2017
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How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

With the likes of Pablo Iglesias and Ada Colau coming to power in Spain, we are witnessing the rise of the ‘post-representatives’. Barcelona En Comú/flickr, CC BY-SA Ramón Andrés Feenstra, Universitat Jaume I; Andreu Casero-Ripolles, Universitat Jaume I; John Keane, University of...

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23 March 2017
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“Comparative Silence” Still?: Journalism, academia, and the Five Eyes of Edward Snowden

Digital Journalism Pages 353-367 | Published online: 17 Nov 2016 Felicity Ruby, Gerard Goggin & John Keane Abstract This paper revisits the longstanding debate about journalism, academic scholarship, and their connections with the powerful forces of surveillance that shape the lives of contemporary...

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13 March 2017
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The Cherry Blossom Uprising: Monitory Democracy in Korea

Anti-Park protesters in Seoul stage a candlelight vigil calling for her impeachment and arrest. Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters Political scientists trained or based in the Atlantic region have a bad habit of ignoring trends in our Asia-Pacific region. When they do pay attention to...

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13 March 2017
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The Death of President Trump [Farsi translation]

مرگ رییس‌جمهور ترامپ جان کین | مترجم: داریوش محمدپور مرگ رییس‌جمهور ترامپ پرسش‌هایی درباره‌‌ی روح آشفته و نهادهای رنجور دموکراسی معاصر جان کین | ترجمه: داریوش محمدپور   [caption id="attachment_26559" align="aligncenter" width="600"] جولین لیک/AAP[/caption]     ما در زمانه‌ تاریکی زندگی می‌کنیم پس جای آن است که کمی طنز...

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21 February 2017
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‘Europe is suffering multi-morbidity’: a conversation with Claus Offe in Berlin

 The writer-political thinker Albert Camus once commented that the true source of strength of modern Europe has been its ability to live on its contradictions, flourish amid its differences and, under pressure, to reinvent itself as “a civilisation on which...

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01 February 2017
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Why violence in Berlin is dangerous for democracy

[caption id="attachment_10888" align="aligncenter" width="926"] A festive decoration hangs from the truck that ploughed into the Christmas market in Berlin. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch[/caption] “Stay at home and don’t spread rumours,” Berlin’s police chief tweeted last night as news spread of the shockingly violent...

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20 December 2016
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War and democracy in the age of Trump

The ancient Greek historian Herodotus once observed that Persian rulers indulged the habit of getting drunk when making important decisions. When sober and sensible next morning, their custom was to reconsider their decision, and either stick to it, or revise...

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17 December 2016
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