Left

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*Book review by Albena Azmanova published on socialeurope.eu (4 May 2018) Costas Douzinas’ Syriza in Power (Polity, 2017) carries a wondrous resemblance to Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince (1513). The latter is penned by a state official turned humanist philosopher; the former by a humanist philosopher turned an accidental state official. Both works scrutinise without moralization the world of politics […]

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by Boaventura de Sousa Santos / Critical Legal Thinking, 28 September 2017 The Catalonia referendum this Sunday will become part of the history of Europe, possibly for the worst of reasons. I will not discuss here the substantive questions, which can be interpreted as being historical, territorial, respecting internal colonialism or self-determination. These are the […]

Politics

EuropeGreeceLeftPolitics

*Book review by Albena Azmanova published on socialeurope.eu (4 May 2018) Costas Douzinas’ Syriza in Power (Polity, 2017) carries a wondrous resemblance to Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince (1513). The latter is penned by a state official turned humanist philosopher; the former by a humanist philosopher turned an accidental state official. Both works scrutinise without moralization the world of politics […]

EuropeLeftPolitics

by Boaventura de Sousa Santos / Critical Legal Thinking, 28 September 2017 The Catalonia referendum this Sunday will become part of the history of Europe, possibly for the worst of reasons. I will not discuss here the substantive questions, which can be interpreted as being historical, territorial, respecting internal colonialism or self-determination. These are the […]

Philosophy

Philosophy

Neo-liberal capitalism, globalisation and cosmopolitanism came to prominence at around the same time in the last 30 years. Their combined action has led to the gradual decline of the modern edifice of domestic and international politics based on ideological struggle and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity. This happened when the completion of the decolonisation process and the relative rise in confidence of the developing world created for the first time the prospect of a successful defence of its interests.