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A pragmatist notion of critique as mediation 
Klaus Geiselhart

such as Marine Le Pen, her niece Marion Maréchal Le Pen, and the Belgian senator Anke Van Dermeersch represent a modernised image of conservative women which “is open to women’s economic independence and their rights to a professional career” ( Mayer, 2015 , 399). They focus on family policy and the right of women to self- determination. They target immigration or Islam in the name of democratic values and women’s rights as prototypically reflected in Dermeersch’s campaign ‘Freedom or Islam?’ (Vrijheid of Islam?) in which she showed a picture of herself wearing a

in The power of pragmatism
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Postcolonialism and ecology in the work of Tim Robinson
Eóin Flannery

partitioning of the past from the present in Ireland. The landscape itself was a palimpsest, containing contested narrative of history and culture. Its monuments and traces reached from the present down into earlier layers from which the derived their power and presence, their aura.14 Building on his critiques of the deformative cultural politics of colonialism and latter-day neocolonialism in earlier works such as Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism and Covering Islam, Edward Said’s more recent essay ‘Invention, Memory and Place’ centres on the misappropriation and

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
Alireza F. Farahani and Azadeh Hadizadeh Esfahani

activities as well as selecting the mayor. Despite the significance of the institutions and discourse underpinning the establishment of CCs after the Islamic revolution, the formation of CCs was postponed until the late 1990s. The experience turned into a disaster, especially regarding Tehran’s CC and its experimentation with setting up ACCs, which became forums for rent seeking, disagreement and tedious debates, and led to the distrust and disappointment of voters. As a consequence of low participation at polls (and election politics in Iran afterwards), CCs in major

in The power of pragmatism