“Law and Order” – A Case of Displacement

What do Bolsonaro, Trump, Orbán, and Duterte have in common? Scapegoats need familiar faces - be it young gangsters in Brazil, illegal Mexican migrants in the US, the Jews and Gypsies in Hungary, or drug dealers in the Philippines. The "law and order" politics effectively displaces attention away from the real sources of socio-economic grievances. …

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Structuration Theory / Modernity and Self-Identity

The thrust of Anthony Giddens' Structuration Theory is the notion of the duality of social structure. In contrast to functional and structural accounts, Giddens’ structuration theory posits that actors and society are mutually constituted. The same duality principle is manifested also in Modernity and Self-Identity, where the author reveals the dialectic relationship between self-identity and the …

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Prison Notebooks: Is Anti-Systemic Global Culture Possible?

One of the main topics in Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks is how change can be attained. Based within a specific historical and social context, Gramsci makes an important distinction between a war of maneuver and a war of position when analyzing the causes of the failure of the proletarian revolution in Italy. While the former …

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