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. Menke, “Subjektive Rechte: Zur Paradoxie der Form,” in Gunther Teubner (ed.), Nach Jacques Derrida und Niklas Luhmann: Zur (Un-​)Möglichkeit einer Gesellschaftstheorie der Gerechtigkeit (Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius, 2008), 81–​108. I have developed this further in “Materialism of Form: On the Self-​Reflection of Law,” in Kerstin Blome (ed.), Contested Regime Collisions: Norm Fragmentation in World Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 281–​97. 55 H. von Kleist, The Broken Jug, in Selected Writings. For some details of the following interpretation

in Law and violence

also due to the adoption of the phrase by religious, anti-liberal, anti-communist conservatives in the mid-1940s. These figures sought out a new language that enabled them to speak to transatlantic audiences about the twin evils of secularism and materialism, which they considered embodied by liberal and communist political movements. These figures were, by and large, Catholics. In order to understand how and why they made the Atlantic their own in the mid-1940s, we must turn our attention, albeit briefly, to the evolution of mainstream Catholic political thought in

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered

. One of the central aims of his wide-ranging and ambitious book is to establish intellectual affinities between Karl Marx and M. K. Gandhi. At first sight there is not much convergence between historical materialism and Gandhi’s belief in the power of example to create a moral community. But for Bilgrami, they have in common their diagnosis of human ‘alienation’, that well

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Ethics beyond technics

to acknowledge the degree to which we have already acquiesced to the techno-biopolitical logic of eliminating risk (the life of others) through technologically authoritative systems. The question should perhaps be: what new ethical responsibilities arise from new killing machines? The question of agency looms large. Theories of materialism posit that we are always already assemblages of materials and substances, and are always dependent ‘on the collaboration

in Death machines

Vietnam War and Israel’s position on the Soviet Jews prevented improved relations. The Israeli foreign ministry argued that the Marxist doctrine of historical materialism required the Soviet Union to recognize that Israel’s political weight was greater than its population would indicate. Chuvakhin agreed, but complained that Israel had tied its fate to the West. 22 Israel rejected Soviet criticism of its

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
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Redefining security in the Middle East

–neomarxism, historical materialism, feminism, environmentalism, postcolonialism and postmodernism. This dissident trend, a broad canvas referred to as ‘critical security studies’, has shed light on some of the emerging patterns of conflict that have dramatically altered both the contours of security and the possibilities for conflict resolution in the post-Cold War era. The task of revisiting the subject of security has

in Redefining security in the Middle East

’ meaning and thus can be criticised for being a ‘linguistic universalism’ (Stritzel 2011 , 351). In that regard, when used empirically, securitisation theory leads to accounts of security that can be entirely internal to language and thus decontextualised (Wilkinson 2011 , 94). Instead of being a site of negotiation of meaning, securitisation becomes a question of articulation (McDonald 2008 , 572). Yet, by re-affirming the internal–external divide, Hansen ( 2011 , 360) argues that Balzacq ‘reinstalls the materialism-idealism distinction that

in The securitisation of Islam
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critiques of existing models of radicalisation on which CT operations are based. A quantum view of radicalisation would reject six Newtonian principles: materialism, atomism, determinism, mechanism, the linearity and fixed nature of space and time, and the separation between subject and object. Instead, radicalisation would be non-linear, non-causal, indeterminate and would (re-)entangle multiple identities with the space and the history of radicalisation. The last principle is important, for the US decision to arm and finance mujahideen fighters to

in The securitisation of Islam

perpetual events of particularity into a greater metanarrative which eventually reduces all that unfolds among people to a self-referential totality. The endlessly continuing matrix of power structures renders the fulfilment of such a deliberate trajectory of history implausible, as Foucault prioritises the ‘genealogist's “single drama” over progressive “evolutionary” paradigms of the Enlightenment and dialectical materialism’ (Roulier 1997 ). Similarly, Arendt

in Death machines
Conflict with minorities

continued to fail to meet expectations, state policies lurched to an extreme left position. Mao’s campaigns attempted to coerce communist society into being: herding people into communes, accelerating industrialisation to absurd targets, erasing differences of class, religion or ‘nationality’, and replacing ‘feudal’ cultural practices with modern materialism. The horrific famine of the

in Violence and the state