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Showing papers in "Polity in 2021"


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15 Jul 2021-Polity
TL;DR: The production of policy knowledge in the United States is typically described as fractious and contentious as discussed by the authors. Yet since 1974, the production of fiscal knowledge in federal budget process has bec...
Abstract: The production of policy knowledge in the United States is typically described as fractured and contentious. Yet since 1974, the production of fiscal knowledge in the federal budget process has bec...

9 citations


Journal ArticleDOI
01 Apr 2021-Polity
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors synthesize insights from political theory, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, and American legal history for the case of District of Columbia v. Heller.
Abstract: This case study of the Second Amendment precedent, District of Columbia v. Heller, synthesizes insights from political theory, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, and American legal histor...

7 citations


Journal ArticleDOI
28 Jan 2021-Polity
TL;DR: Democracy is a notoriously ambiguous concept as mentioned in this paper, and political scientists typically see this ambiguity as a problem that restricts measurement and causal explanation, especially for the comparative study of the two systems.
Abstract: Democracy is a notoriously ambiguous concept. Political scientists typically see this ambiguity as a problem that restricts measurement and causal explanation, especially for the comparative study ...

5 citations


Journal ArticleDOI
01 Jan 2021-Polity
TL;DR: For instance, the authors argues that political theory today has expanded its scope to debate business corporations, conceiving of them as political actors, not (just) private actors in the market place.
Abstract: Political theory today has expanded its scope to debate business corporations, conceiving of them as political actors, not (just) private actors in the market place. This article shows the continui...

5 citations


Journal ArticleDOI
01 Jan 2021-Polity
TL;DR: The normative justification for separation of powers is canonically articulated in terms of liberty as mentioned in this paper, however, critics of this justification claim that separation of power either does not or is not...
Abstract: The normative justification for separation of powers is canonically articulated in terms of liberty. However, critics of this justification claim that separation of powers either does not or is not...

3 citations


Journal ArticleDOI
21 May 2021-Polity

2 citations



Journal ArticleDOI
01 Jan 2021-Polity
TL;DR: In this article, the authors highlight the importance of attending to people's local experiences of conflict and cooperation, and raise fundamental questions of how the locus locus of conflict can be identified.
Abstract: Recent studies of peacebuilding highlight the importance of attending to people’s local experiences of conflict and cooperation. This trend, however, raises the fundamental questions of how the loc...

2 citations


Journal ArticleDOI
23 Aug 2021-Polity
TL;DR: In this article, the authors divide risk into two categories, i.e., risk carries unique significance for democratic politics today as it faces the challenges of rising inequality, neoliberalism, and systemic racism.
Abstract: Risk carries unique significance for democratic politics today as it faces the challenges of rising inequality, neoliberalism, and systemic racism. To show how, the article divides “risk” into two ...

2 citations


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15 Jul 2021-Polity
TL;DR: In response to the advance of right-wing populism in many Western democracies, political economists have sought explanations for political disaffection in the socioeconomic dislocations wrought by... as discussed by the authors.
Abstract: In response to the advance of right-wing populism in many Western democracies, political economists have sought explanations for political disaffection in the socioeconomic dislocations wrought by ...

1 citations



Journal ArticleDOI
01 Jan 2021-Polity
TL;DR: In the last decade, scholars have rediscovered the relevance of workers' councils for democratic thought as discussed by the authors, and the literature lacks a good review of the literature on worker's councils.
Abstract: Over the last ten years, scholars have rediscovered the relevance of council democracy and workers’ councils for democratic thought. While these interventions are important, the literature lacks a ...

Journal ArticleDOI
01 Apr 2021-Polity
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors of this paper discuss the range of their scholarship, and the diversity of their interlocutors and their texts, which is striking: Arendt, Nietzsche, Machiavelli, Derrida, Rosenzweig, Winnicott, Melville, and Sophocles, to name a few, as well as The Wizard of Oz, Shane, and Strictly Ballroom, the films of Lars von Trier, and Biblical story of Ruth.
Abstract: AC: The range of your scholarship, and the diversity of your interlocutors and your texts, is striking: Arendt, Nietzsche, Machiavelli, Derrida, Rosenzweig, Winnicott, Melville, and Sophocles, to name a few, as well as The Wizard of Oz, Shane, and Strictly Ballroom, the films of Lars von Trier, and the Biblical story of Ruth. But there is an underlying coherence to the arc of your intellectual project. You’ve always been engaged in political theory as diagnostic labor. Your scholarship returns to displacements and disavowals of the political. You dismantle the politics of justification (whether that

Journal ArticleDOI
01 Jan 2021-Polity
TL;DR: In this paper, a theory of affirmative action is proposed to reconcile the anomalies in affirmative action policies, which are often adopted in unexpected places, at unexpected times, and by unlikely groups of policymakers.
Abstract: Affirmative action policies are often adopted in unexpected places, at unexpected times, and by unlikely groups of policymakers. To help reconcile these anomalies, I offer a theory of affirmative a...