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 2014

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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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Notes towards an analytics of resistance, Costas Douzinas

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The "Right to the event": The legality and morality of revolution and 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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Conclusion: Recognizing Chinese international relations theory, Emilian Kavalski

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Introduction. Turning and returning: The aesthetic turn in political thought, Nikolas Kompridis

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

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Re-envisioning critical theory: Amy Allen's The politics of our selves, Nikolas Kompridis

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A liberal in the muddle: Alfred Zimmern über nationalität, internationalität und Commonwealth, Jeanne Morefield

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Empires Without imperialism: Anglo-American decline and the politics of deflection, Jeanne Morefield

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Radical hope–surprising will, Jennifer Newman

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Proust among the nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East, Jacqueline Rose

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Women in dark times, Jacqueline Rose

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Power, gender, and The politics of our selves, Allison Weir

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Apocalyptic themes in Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones (2009), Magdalena Zolkos

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Redressive politics and the nexus of trauma, transitional justice and reconciliation, Magdalena Zolkos

Submissions from 2013

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Foucault's normative epistemology, Linda Alcoff

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Can secularism be rehabilitated?, Rajeev Bhargava

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Forms of Secularity before Secularism: The political Morality of Ashoka and Akbar, Rajeev Bhargava

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Introduction: Globalization, secular states, and religious diversity, Rajeev Bhargava

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Multiple secularisms and sultiple secular states, Rajeev Bhargava

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Overcoming the epistemic injustice of colonialism, Rajeev Bhargava

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Reimagining secularism: Respect, domination and principled distance, Rajeev Bhargava

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States, religious diversity and the crisis of secularism, Rajeev Bhargava

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Religious associations, religious innovations and denominational identities in contemporary global cities, José Casanova

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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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Athens rising, Costas Douzinas

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Philosophy and resistance in the crisis: Greece and the future of Europe, Costas Douzinas

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The metaphysics of cosmopolitanism, Costas Douzinas

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Religious secularity: Reconciliation between political Islam and secular democracy, Naser Ghobadzadeh

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The struggle for recognition of normative powers: Normative power Europe and normative power China in context, Emilian Kavalski

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Chinese Normative Communities of Practice: Comparative Study of China's Relational Governance of Africa and Central Asia, Emilian Raychev Kavalski

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

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Kritik, zeit, geschichte, Nikolas Kompridis

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Identities and freedom: Feminist theory between power and connection, Allison Weir

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Islamic feminisms and freedom, Allison Weir

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"Un petit geste": Affect and silence in Claude Lanzmann's Shoah, Magdalena Zolkos

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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Feminism: Then and now, Linda Martín Alcoff

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Is there an "after' of identity?, Linda Martín 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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Mind, meaning and knowledge: Themes from the philosophy of Crispin Wright, Akeel Bilgrami

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The unique status of self-knowledge, Akeel Bilgrami

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Perverse Muslim masculinities in contemporary orientalist discourse: The vagaries of Muslim immigration in the West, Selda Dagistanli and Kiran K. Grewal

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History trials : Can law decide history?, Costas Douzinas

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Central Asia and the Rise of Normative Powers Contextualizing the Security Governance of the European Union, China, and India, Emilian Kavalski

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The Reciprocal Relation of Judgment and Autonomy: Walking in Anothers Shoes and Which Shoes to Walk In, Jennifer Nedelsky

Submissions from 2011

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An epistemology for the next revolution, Linda Martin Alcoff

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Introduction: Feminism, sexuality and the return of religion, Linda Martín Alcoff

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

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Action and appearance: An introduction, Charles Barbour and Magdalena Zolkos

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Religion, State, and secularism: How should States deal with deep religious diversity, Rajeev Bhargava

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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

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To make this emergence articulate: The beautiful, the tragic-sublime, the good, and the shapes of common practice, Romand Coles

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A legal phenomenology of images, Costas Douzinas

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Frau Mata Hari on trial: Seduction, espionage, and gendered abjection in reunifying Germany, Magdalena Zolkos

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Introduction: Gender in transitional justice, Magdalena Zolkos and Susanne Buckley-Zistel

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

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A multiculturalism-feminism dispute: Muslim women and the Sharia debate in Canada and Australia, Naser Ghobadzadeh

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A multiculturalism-feminism dispute: Muslim women and the Sharia debate in Canada and Australia, Naser Ghobadzadeh

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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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From the Cold War to Global Warming: Observing complexity in IR, Emilian Raychev Kavalski

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Shanghaied into cooperation: Framing China's socialization of Central Asia, Emilian Raychev Kavalski

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The peacock and the bear in the heartland: Central Asia and the shifting patterns of India's relations with Russia, Emilian Raychev Kavalski

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The Peacock and the dragon: How to grapple with the rising global ambitions of India and China, Emilian Raychev Kavalski

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

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Apocalyptic writing, trauma and community in Imre Kertesz's fateless, Magdalena Zolkos

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Reconciling community and subjective life: Trauma testimony as political theorizing in the work of Jean Amery and Imre Kertesz, Magdalena Zolkos

The subject at the gates of the polis: Theorizing transitional civic order from the site of trauma, Magdalena Zolkos

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The weight of the other: Jean Laplanche and Cultural Trauma Theory, Magdalena Zolkos

Submissions from 2008

Extending the European security community: Constructing peace in the Balkans, Emilian Kavalski