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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Submissions from 2018

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Rape and resistance, Linda Alcoff

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The limits of collective self-determination, Joseph Carens

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Biocultural polymorphic fields, receptive agency and symbiotic evolution beyond the anthropocentric wave, Romand Coles

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Beyond the anthropocentric partitioning of the world, Emilian Kavalski

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Framing the posthuman dialogues in international relations, Emilian Kavalski

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The Guanxi of relational international theory, Emilian Kavalski

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Life as a political problem: the post-human turn in political theory, Magdalena Zolkos

Submissions from 2017

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Decolonizing feminist philosophy, Linda Alcoff

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Philosophy and philosophical practice: eurocentrism as an epistemology of ignorance, Linda Alcoff

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Vallega, Dussel, and radical exteriority, Linda Alcoff

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Why Trump is still here, Linda M. Alcoff

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Book Symposium: Paul Apostolidis, William Connolly, Jodi Dean, and Jade Schiff comment on Romand Coles’s book Visionary Pragmatism, Paul Apostolidis, William E. Connolly, Jodi Dean, Jade Schiff, and Romand Coles

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Sex scandals, reputational management, and masculinity under neoliberal conditions, Paul Apostolidis and Juliet A. Williams

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Nehru against Nehruvians: on religion and secularism, Rajeev Bhargava

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Freedom and accountability in the academy, Akeel Bilgrami

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Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohandas Gandhi, and the contexts of Indian secularism, Akeel Bilgrami

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Liberalism and identity, Akeel Bilgrami

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Catalyzing ecologies of transformative community partnerships, Romand Coles

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The Art of Political Solidarity, Simon Anton Dougherty

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Racialised gang rape and the reinforcement of dominant order: Discourses of gender, race and nation, Kiran K. Grewal

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The socio-political practice of human rights: Between the universal and the particular, Kiran K. Grewal

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Eleven Theses on Neo-Fascism and the Fight to Defeat It, Lia Haro and Romand Coles

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Conclusion: whether power transition and whither if one, Emilian Kavalski

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Recognising normative state action in international life, Emilian Kavalski

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The European Union in Central Eurasia: still searching for strategy, Emilian Kavalski and Young Chul Cho

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Urgent history: the sovereignty debates and political theory's lost voices, Jeanne Morefield

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Ethical Relationships to Soil in the Anthropocene, Anne Therese O'Brien

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Outsourcing responsibility - Towards a transformative politics of domestic work, Ulrike Prattes

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Collective love as public freedom: dancing resistance. Arendt, Kristeva, and idle no more, Allison Weir

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Decolonizing feminist freedom: indigenous relationalities, Allison Weir

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Feminism and freedom, Allison Weir

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Identities and freedom: power, love, and other dangers, Allison Weir

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The return of things as they were': new humanitarianism, restitutive desire and the politics of unrectifiable loss, Magdalena Zolkos

Submissions from 2016

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When culture, power, and sex collide, Linda Martín Alcoff

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What's wrong with philosophy?, Linda Sharon Alcoff

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An ancient Indian secular age?, Rajeev Bhargava

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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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Foreword, Akeel Bilgrami

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Gandhi's radicalism: An interpretation, 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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In defense birthright citizenship, Joseph H. Carens

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Overview of the ethics of immigration, Joseph H. Carens

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Environmental political theory and environmental action research teams, Romand Coles

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

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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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Relationality and Its Chinese Characteristics, Emilian Kavalski

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

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The European Union in the heartland: A normative power looking for a strategy in Central Eurasia, 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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Political theory as historical counterpoint: The case of Schmitt and sovereignty, Jeanne Morefield

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Political theory as historical counterpoint: the case of Schmitt and Sovereignty, Jeanne Morefield

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Feminism and the abomination of violence, Jacqueline Rose

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Total belief - Delirium in the West, Jacqueline Rose

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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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Beyond moderate secularism, Rajeev Bhargava

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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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Secular politico-legal regimes in religiously homogenous and diverse societies, 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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Epilogue: What next for the study and practice of world affairs?, 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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Prologue: observing and encountering 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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Affective ontologies: post-humanist perspectives on the self, feeling and intersubjectivity, Gerda Roelvink and Magdalena Zolkos

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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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The future of whiteness, Linda Alcoff

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Sexual Violations and the Question of Experience, Linda Martín Alcoff

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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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Varieties of Critique: A Response to Cole, Joseph Carens

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Varieties of Critique: A Response to Cole, 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