The Institute for Social Justice is a creative space for thinking about and responding to the challenges we face in the 21st Century.

New insights, intellectual excitement and alternative pathways for action emerge when we question what we have taken for granted.

Our research activities combine original normative reflection with diverse forms of action research. We aim to expand our horizons of understanding and disclose new possibilities for living together in the challenging conditions of our era.

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Theses from 2017

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Outsourcing Responsibility - Towards a Transformative Politics of Domestic Work, Ulrike Prattes

Submissions from 2016

What's wrong with philosophy?, Linda Sharon Alcoff

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Between revenge and reconciliation: The significance of truth commissions, Rajeev Bhargava

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A life of commitment and inquiry, Akeel Bilgrami

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Failures of mind and meaning, Akeel Bilgrami

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The visibility of value, Akeel Bilgrami

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The ethics of immigration revisited: Response to Brock, Fabre, Risse and song, Joseph F. Carens

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Visionary pragmatism: Radical and ecological democracy in neoliberal times, Romand Coles

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Walt Whitman, Jane Bennett, and the paradox of antagonistic sympathy, Romand Coles

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Introduction, Joanne Faulkner, Magdalena Zolkos, Isobelle Barrett Meyering, Elizabeth Drumm, Danielle Egan, Gail Hawkes, Shurlee Swain, Emily Soper, and Kylie Valentine

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Electoral theocracy and hybrid sovereignty in Iran, Naser Ghobadzadeh and Lily Zubaidah Rahim

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The EU-India strategic partnership: Neither very strategic, nor much of a partnership, Emilian Kavalski

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The EU-India Strategic Partnership: Neither very strategic, nor much of a partnership, Emilian Raychev Kavalski

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The recognition of nature in international relations, Emilian Raychev Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos

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The new environmentalism of everyday life: Sustainability, material flows and movements, David Schlosberg and Romand Coles

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Ancestral guilt: Childhood as redemption and the descendants of Nazis in German cultural memory, Magdalena Zolkos

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Justice, the confessional and the violin: Objects and object-mediated relations of loss in Jaume Cabrés' Confessions, Magdalena Zolkos

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Porous skins and tactile bodies: Juxtaposition of the affective and sentimental ideal of the subject, Magdalena Zolkos

Submissions from 2015

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The future of whiteness, Linda Alcoff

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Foreword, Rajeev Bhargava

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Parekh's Multiculturalism and Secularism: Religions in Political Life, Rajeev Bhargava

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Reimagining secularism: State, religion and principled distance, Rajeev Bhargava

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The roots of Indian pluralism: A reading of Asokan edicts, Rajeev Bhargava

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We (in India) have always been post-secular, Rajeev Bhargava

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Arthur Danto has just died, Akeel Bilgrami

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The ambitions of classical liberalism: Mill on truth and liberty, Akeel Bilgrami

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Transformational ecotones: The craftsperson ethos and higher education, Romand Coles and Blase Scarnati

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Religious secularity: A theological challenge to the Islamic State, Naser Ghobadzadeh

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Sectarianism and the prevalence of 'othering' in Islamic thought, Naser Ghobadzadeh and Shahram Akbarzadeh

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International criminal law as a site for enhancing women's rights? Challenges, possibilities, strategies, Kiran Grewal

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Re-thinking public reason, Jack Robert Isherwood

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Complexifying IR : Disturbing the 'Deep Newtonian Slumber' of the mainstream, Emilian Kavalski

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India's Bifurcated Look to 'Central Eurasia': The Central Asian Republics and Afghanistan, Emilian Kavalski

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Inside/outside and around: Observing the complexity of global life, Emilian Kavalski

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Founding political critique in a post-political world: Towards a renewal of utopian energies, Nikolas Kompridis

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Autonomism in theory and practice, Linda Sharon Martin Alcoff and Jose Alcoff

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Posthumanist perspectives on affect, Gerda Roelvink and Magdalena Zolkos

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Dignity as a performative concept, Mirjam van der Heide

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A Defence of Public Reason A Kantian Reading of Rawls’s Ideal Theory, Ozgur Yalcin

Submissions from 2014

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How secular is European secularism?, Rajeev Bhargava

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Secularism, identity, and enchantment, Akeel Bilgrami

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Secularism: Its content and context, Akeel Bilgrami

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An overview of the ethics of immigration, Joseph Carens

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Transforming the Game : Democratizing the publicness of higher education and Commonwealth in neoliberal times, Romand Coles

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Radical future pasts? An anti-introduction, Romand Coles and Mark Reinhardt

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Notes towards an analytics of resistance, Costas Douzinas

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Journeys to farther shores: Intersecting movements of poetics, politics, and theory beyond Utopia, Lia Haro and Romand Coles

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Recognition and Receptivity: Forms of normative response in the lives of the animals we are, Nikolas Kompridis

Submissions from 2013

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Foucault's normative epistemology, Linda Alcoff

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"It's the 'We', Stupid", or reflections toward an ecology of radical democratic theory and practice, Romand Coles

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The metaphysics of cosmopolitanism, Costas Douzinas

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Desunite de la raison, ouverture reflexive et politique democratique, Nikolas Kompridis

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Islamic feminisms and freedom, Allison Weir

Submissions from 2012

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Alien and alienated, Linda Alcoff

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Anti-Latino racism, Linda Alcoff

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Then and now, Linda Martín Alcoff

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Islam and the West: Conflict, democracy, identity, Akeel Bilgrami

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The unique status of self-knowledge, Akeel Bilgrami

A legal phenomenology of images, Costas Douzinas

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History trials : Can law decide history?, Costas Douzinas

Submissions from 2011

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Sex scandals, racial domination and the systemic correlation of power-modalities in foucault, Paul Constantine Apostolidis

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Gandhi's religion and it's relation to his politics, Akeel Bilgrami

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Value, Enchantment and the Mentality of Democracy: Some distant Perspectives from Gandhi, Akeel Bilgrami

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Why meanings are not normative, Akeel Bilgrami

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The neuropolitical habitus of resonant receptive democracy, Romand Coles

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The wild peace (not) of John Howard Yoder : Reflections on Nonviolence - A brief history, Romand Coles

Submissions from 2010

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Athens revolting : Three meditations on sovereignty and one on its (possible) dismantelment, Costas Douzinas

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Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet : Reflections on a secular age, Stanley Hauerwas and Romand Coles

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Spiritual wellbeing and its relationship to adolescent resillience. A case study of Australian youth attending one local church, Lindsay Mervyn Smith