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Heteronomy: Tyranny of a Construct?

Heteronomy: Tyranny of a Construct?

While states were pre-modern in a variety of ways, these differences are not greater than those differentiating the early-modern, high-modern, or late-modern era.

Israel: A Democratic State?

Israel: A Democratic State?

When applying a thin concept of democracy in the spirit of Robert Dahl, strong arguments point into the direction that Israel does not constitute a democratic polity.

Right-wing Populism and the Attack on Cooperative International Security

Right-wing Populism and the Attack on Cooperative International Security

When policies can be framed about the security of the foreigner at the expense of the local or domestic, populists and right-wing opportunists can take advantage.

Doing Sex Right in Nepal: Activist Language and Sexed/Gendered Expectations

Doing Sex Right in Nepal: Activist Language and Sexed/Gendered Expectations

Gender-variant understandings of self are not always reducible to culturally explicit and socially evident claims to identities, or fixed across entire lifespans

Asexuality, the Internet, and the Changing Lexicon of Sexuality

Asexuality, the Internet, and the Changing Lexicon of Sexuality

By examining the language the asexual community has created as well as how we use this language we can understand different ways of constructing sexual categories.

Japanese ‘LGBT Boom’ Discourse and its Discontents

Japanese ‘LGBT Boom’ Discourse and its Discontents

The separation between political queer discourse and local behaviour has long existed and the adoption of universal terminology risks rendering subjectivities invisible.

Indigenous Sexualities: Resisting Conquest and Translation

Indigenous Sexualities: Resisting Conquest and Translation

To Indigenise sexualities is a theoretical project in the sense of making visible how colonialism and sexuality interact within the perverse logic of modernity.

Understanding Sinn Féin’s Abstention from the UK Parliament

Understanding Sinn Féin’s Abstention from the UK Parliament

Asking Sinn Féin to take or forfeit their seats to stop Brexit does not go to the heart of why they are abstentionists in the first place.

Translating ‘Queer’ Into (Kyrgyzstani) Russian

Translating ‘Queer’ Into (Kyrgyzstani) Russian

The multiple uses of ‘queer’ across languages bear a ‘family resemblance’, but are not in a relationship of one-to-one correspondence of equivalence and identity.

Decolonising Queer Bangladesh: Neoliberalism Against LGBTQ+ Emancipation

Decolonising Queer Bangladesh: Neoliberalism Against LGBTQ+ Emancipation

While international solidarity is important and Western allies can provide much-needed security, it is vital for queer activism itself to be grounded in decolonisation.

Donors’ LGBT Support in Tajikistan: Promoting Diversity or Provoking Violence?

Donors’ LGBT Support in Tajikistan: Promoting Diversity or Provoking Violence?

LGBT rights projects funded by donors in Tajikistan have been more so an outcome of Western imagination than of an understanding of local realities.

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