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Peter J. Verovšek

The dangers posed to political institutions following the passing of the individuals that toiled in their foundation reveals the important generational dynamics involved in the (re)founding of political communities. This chapter reflects on these dynamics by moving away from the context of European unification and taking a comparative perspective on the problems new polities experience with the loss of the generation of the founding. By drawing on accounts of memory and rupture in the history of the United States, it compares the current problems of Europe to the divisions America experienced in the period leading up to the Civil War. This brings the book into conversation with the broader debates on constitutional moments and the founding of political communities. It thus reflects further on how the dynamics of rupture, innovation, and generational change play out in the development of all political communities.

in Memory and the future of Europe
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

. Such readings could problematize the very nature of the historical archive as well as initiate conversations with other orientations, including those of structural linguistics and critical theory. 1 No less salient were incipient acknowledgments of the innately political character of history writing. In this wider scenario, attending the history (honors) undergraduate program

in Subjects of modernity
Fugitive souls and free spirits
Steven Earnshaw

special delight in following destinies of different characters who know one another and inhabit his Albany’. Neila C. Seshachari, ‘Introduction’, in Neila C. Seshachari (ed.), Conversations with William Kennedy (Jackson, MS:  University Press of Mississippi, 1997), p.  ix. Some of the events in Ironweed dovetail with those of the earlier novel Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game (Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1985 [1978]) –​for example, when Francis registers twenty-​one times to vote –​while having no significant impact on the interpretation of the novels read in

in The Existential drinker
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Catherine Baker

full of postcoloniality yet, as a conversation, separate from race. One route for (re)incorporating race has been mapping the constitutive hierarchical binary of whiteness and blackness on to what the field, informed by postcolonial thought, holds to be the foundational binary of south-east European identity construction: ‘Europe’ and ‘the Balkans’. Some accounts equate the Balkans' marginalisation within Europe – accentuated for more than a century by how migrants from the region have been racialised in destination countries as only conditionally

in Race and the Yugoslav region
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In the spirit of the gift of love
Sal Renshaw

is now being positioned in the context of what is being termed a late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century ‘re-turn’ to religion. This apparent return has found an equally receptive audience in North America, giving rise to such events as the biennial Villanova conferences on Postmodernism and Religion. The work of John Caputo, Richard Kearney, Mark C. Taylor, and Michael Scanlon, to name only a handful, can all be seen to be participating in the same conversation. 9780719069604_4_000.qxd 09/01/2009 09:54 AM Page 3 Introduction ‘man’. Similarly, such a

in The subject of love
Franz Kafka on the (im)possibility of Law’s self-reflection
Gunther Teubner

Kelsen's attempts to preserve the ‘purity’ of Law's normativity against impure empirical influences fail in light of Kafka's observation that it is precisely from its purity that the obscenity of the Law springs. The conversation in the cathedral between Josef K. and the chaplain gives the lie to all attempts at a rational argumentation theory of the Law such as those of Habermas or Alexy. In terms of

in Critical theory and legal autopoiesis
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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

disadvantaged Muslim background, altered cubist configurations entered into conversations with prior traditions of Indian sculpture and miniature paintings, while he sieved the resources of epics and legends, gods and goddesses to create a distinctive modernist practice, construing novel idioms of space and time. 13 Similarly, the art of F. N. Souza, a Catholic, who fiercely guarded his

in Subjects of modernity
Patchen Markell

doing so today might seem ‘unheard of’? Notes 1 An earlier version of these comments was prepared for a workshop on Rainer Forst’s Normativität und Macht held at Rice University on 6 November 2015, organised by Christian Emden and Don Morrison; I am grateful to them, and to David Owen, Jana Sawicki and Rainer Forst, for the opportunity to participate and for the stimulating conversation. 2 S. Benhabib , ‘ The Uses and Abuses of Kantian Rigorism. On Rainer Forst’s Moral and Political Philosophy ’, Political Theory , 43 : 6 ( 2015 ), 778 , 784 , 789

in Toleration, power and the right to justification
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Rainer Bauböck

would have liked to rewrite the essay itself, since my critics made me acutely aware of its gaps and weak spots. In a conversation like this one, earlier statements cannot be undone, but they can be modified subsequently when the force of a better argument is acknowledged. I will of course also try to convince my critics in turn. And I sincerely hope that this conversation will continue beyond this book. The circumstances of

in Democratic inclusion
Sal Renshaw

’s reprinted and revised biography of 1984 (reprinted in 1991) must be added Morag Shiach (1991), Lynn Penrod (1996), and Susan Sellars (1996), and, still more recently, Ian Blyth and Susan Sellers (2004). While reflecting different concerns, perhaps we should also include Jacques Derrida’s homage to their forty-year conversation, H. C. for Life, That Is to Say . . . (2006a [2000]) and his celebration of what he considers to be the genius of Hélène Cixous, Geneses, Genealogies, Genres & Genius: The Secrets of the Archive (2006b [2003]). Derrida’s texts can certainly be

in The subject of love