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John Keane, ‘Ideology and Democracy’, in Politics and Ideology (Stockholm 2022)

[caption id="attachment_11725" align="alignleft" width="239"] Karl Marx, by Emil Dreyer, around 1900.[/caption] The subject of democracy and ideology has deep and fascinating taproots. They extend back to the late eighteenth century, when the neologism ‘ideology’ sprang to life during the bitterly fought opening...

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26 February 2022
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[Arabic version] | The Arab Uprisings Aren’t a Repeat of the French Revolution: an interview with Yousef Al-Naimi, Sasapost, 24 December 2019

يوسف النعيمي كل ثورة روحيّة تحمل داخلها احتمالًا لثورة عالمية *المؤرخ مارك ليلا يشهد العالم اليوم ثورات وانتفاضات اجتاحت الشرق والغرب. فغربًا تشهد تشيلي حراكًا مناهضًا للتفاوت الاقتصادي وللرأسمالية. وشرقًا لم تزل هونج كونج منتفضة منذ مارس (آذار) الماضي، وحاملة لمطالبها الخمسة...

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24 December 2019
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The Arab Uprisings Aren’t a Repeat of the French Revolution: an interview with Yousef Al-Naimi, Sasapost, 24 December 2019

Yousef Al-Naimi: Tell us about the year 2011, and the emerging of the Arab Spring; what was your first reaction? And what was your ambition for the region? What were your reflections on what has happened? John Keane: My first reaction...

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24 December 2019
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The pathologies of populism

During the past year, The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network, a global partnership of researchers, journalists, activists, policymakers and citizens concerned with the future of democracy, have published a lengthy series of scholarly reflections on the causes and consequences...

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29 September 2017
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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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