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On social systems and societal constitutions
Darrow Schecter

innovations as a resource to consult and learn from when attempting to solve problems and think about the best ways to reconcile knowledge, contingency, and justice in the near future. One could state the matter succinctly by saying that one of the central tasks of twenty-​first-​ century citizenship is the pedagogical one of citizens helping social systems learn from states and the role played by constitutions in the history of weak and strong instances of statehood. This is not a completely utopian ideal if one bears in mind that collective learning is real and that it is

in Critical theory and sociological theory
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The vain search for legal unity in the fragmentation of global law
Andreas Fischer-Lescano and Gunther Teubner

delineation of a sphere of competences; (iv) the existence of an organ internal to the polity with interpretative autonomy as regards the meaning and the scope of the competences; (v) the existence of an institutional structure to govern the polity; (vi) rights and obligations of citizenship, understood in a broad sense; (vii) specification of the terms of representation

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
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Steven Earnshaw

will disapprove, although equally, and without fear of censure, I  could look forward to a champagne breakfast with those very same people. Binge drinking –​short periods involving rapid consumption of alcohol  –​is socially acceptable under certain circumstances in many drinking cultures, usually at annual festivities, rites of passage or in a weekly release from work, but what is undoubtedly regarded as problematic is frequent, continual drinking, because of its effects on the body, mind, personal relationships, and citizenship. Yet from the perspective of

in The Existential drinker