Review – The Politics of Compassion

Eva Botella-Ordinas • Feb 26 2020 • Features
This fascinating book is a major contribution to understanding the politics of humanitarianism and citizens’ agency in the current international neo-liberal global order.

Interview – David Runciman

E-International Relations • Feb 13 2019 • Features
David Runciman discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on democracy, the link between conspiracy theories and technology and his views on identity politics.

Review – Under Weber’s Shadow

Andreas Zaunseder • Apr 17 2017 • Features
A welcome and critical reappraisal of Max Weber, Jürgen Habermas, Hannah Arendt and Alasdair MacIntyre, which draws attention to the pivotal relevance of their theories.

Totalitarianism Is Back – Time to Awake!

Hartmut Behr • Feb 5 2017 • Articles
Arendt’s analysis of totalitarianism matches Trump’s politics. Being alert means not to retreat in the hopes and naivety that it won’t be as bad as it looks.

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Marie S. Huber • Sep 13 2014 • Articles
The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Walking Corpses

Patricia Owens • Apr 6 2010 • Articles
Hannah Arendt’s name has emerged at the forefront of contemporary writing on the possibility of cosmopolitan political forms. The central political issue, for Arendt, was one of appropriate foundation, that is, ‘the setting of a new beginning’ and of ‘lawgiving’. One could read Arendt’s entire theory of politics as an effort to work out the possibility of non-violent, non-imperial, non-ideological political founding.

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