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Decolonising and Queering Praxis: The Unanswerable Questions for ‘Queer Asia’

Decolonising and Queering Praxis: The Unanswerable Questions for ‘Queer Asia’

In the light of the wariness of contemporary political-cultural conjuncture, the denial of access to a liveable life has been legitimated in the name of decolonisation.

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.

The Triumph of the Nation-State: Reflections on Yugoslavia Twenty Years After

The Triumph of the Nation-State: Reflections on Yugoslavia Twenty Years After

Twenty years ago, the country known until then as Yugoslavia plunged into war. Over the next decade, a succession of armed conflicts on the territory of the “former Yugoslavia” would recurrently make headlines. The wars spelled the end not just of a multinational state, but of any prospect of a viable multinational society at a local level.

Capitalism and the Useful Nation State

Capitalism and the Useful Nation State

Not so long ago, it was fashionable among apologists and many other commentators on contemporary capitalism to refer to the nation state as passé. Globalization of large corporations was enshrined as a mechanism enhancing efficiency far beyond what could be achieved within national boundaries. Not surprisingly these rosy assessments of capitalism’s prospects glossed over the problem of its inherent instability.

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