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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to represent a more moderate and democratic form of political Islam under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This party, in power for the last twelve years, is beginning to show strong signs of establishing a majoritarian-authoritarian regime, a gain lacking in democracy. This is the new turning point...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 135–152.
Published: 01 February 2014
... important ideological references of the “neoconservative revolution” envisioned by these ideologues, such as decisionism, the radicalization of the majoritarian principle toward a plebiscitary understanding of democracy, the reliance on the voluntary activism of an uncivil society, and, finally...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (4): 103–126.
Published: 01 November 2018
... be ineffective because an important strain of majoritarian cultural nationalism, ජාතික චින්තනය (Jathika Chintanaya), makes the same critique of history and the Enlightenment but uses it to promote the very views that the postsecularists are attempting to undermine. A more effective framework for ethical...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 February 2023
... forms, as well as their attack on humanist critique. This special issue argues that the topoi of crisis and catastrophe serve the globalization of the New Right's supremacist and majoritarian political culture as it transcends both the academy and the wider world. feldmanl@uchicago.edu Mufti...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 211–222.
Published: 01 May 2023
... as a monotheistic imperative ever since its inception in the second decade of the nineteenth century, and its axiomatic place in present‐day masculinist majoritarian India—“Modi's India.” This review places the book's historical reading of political Hinduism and its arguments on an informatic Hindutva mediascape...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (1): 7–19.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of regional or local preemi- nence. In this (colonial) reliance on the authority of law, Salafism ties itself to the modalities (and the fortunes) of the colonial and postcolonial state. Islamic neo-­orthodoxy could thus be viewed as a majoritarian doctrine of the modern state, and contemporary...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (1): 165–205.
Published: 01 February 2023
...-level enforcers. Since the 1980s, scholars in several disciplines have been tracking this rise of the politics of Hindutva—literally, “Hinduness,” but signifying majoritarian and supremacist Hindu nationalism (see Gopal 1991 ; Ludden 2005 ; Hansen 1999 ; Jaffrelot 1996 ; Van Der Veer 1994 ; Basu...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 111–141.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., or adopt a liberal constitution and secular policies. The latter would only be nominalist or formal mea- sures in relation to the political monotheme, which will determine a core, majoritarian “exception” in the last, exacting instance. In times of peril, it is this clear and present principle...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 67–86.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in ascendancy.19 But both tolerance and the “end of tolerance” have been invoked, as we saw, in the service of the same national causes: variously, national unity, secu- larism, majoritarianism, anticolonial nationalism, civic patriotism, cultural identitarianism. And they are associated...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (3): 239–250.
Published: 01 August 2008
... stentorian dema- goguery, chilling exercises of dogma, myth making, and therapeutic vio- lence are very much alive. But what I have speculated about is perhaps a more insidious kind of majoritarian normalcy that comes with a streamlining of imaginative functions, remembrances, and filiations...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (2): 5–18.
Published: 01 May 2024
... majoritarian democracy will inherently fail to protect) and the attempts to realize through government certain principles that in the United States are found in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as might best be understood via the US Supreme Court's actions in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 5–19.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., and on the terrain of the psychoanalytic; its tenacity signals a new, cleaned-up racism among ‘‘minoritarian’’ and ‘‘majoritarian’’ subjects in a postmodern frame. It is, for sure, the attempt at a new instrumentalization and rationalization of hierarchy in the situating speaking subjects in relationship...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (4): 179–194.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., analogous or structurally similar cases, accounted for in terms of “minority.” Analyzed in terms of “minority culture,” Jewishness can be understood as a radical force with which majoritarian cultures struggle in defense of their universal outreach.2 Focusing on the history of Jewish alterity...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 103–122.
Published: 01 August 2006
... unilater- 1. For more on dominance, majoritarianism, and democracy, see Lani Guinier, The Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness and Representative Democracy (New York: Free Press, 1994). boundary 2 33:3 (2006) DOI 10.1215/01903659-2006-016 © 2006 by Duke University Press 104 boundary 2...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (2): 177–201.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... Postcolonial criticism will have to come to terms with such an argument, or else offer a version of its own if it wishes to curtail the destructive forces of majoritarian fundamentalisms—religious or otherwise, which we have increasingly seen all over the world. And since my example comes from the context...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (2): 173–196.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., and a beleaguered minority is killed in planned riots by majoritarian mobiliza- tions reviving an imagined past of Hindu glory. But even as one declares it, it would be complacent not to acknowledge that both philosophical under- standing and worldly knowledge require that a claim to secularism cannot any...
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boundary 2 (2004) 31 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 February 2004
...— the obligation of the government still remains to the people as whole. How- ever, it is precisely this inclusive obligation that perishes at the point where a majoritarian government is made an organ of a ‘‘majority state majori- tarian governments require democratic states. It is this last provision...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (3): 55–86.
Published: 01 August 2021
... the economic fractures after 2008, identifies hegemony with a discursive rule over social media and television, dreams about an interclass and majoritarian constituency, focuses on the electoral race, and, to this effect, prioritizes a disciplined, hierarchic party. Fernández, by contrast, draws a new...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 139–176.
Published: 01 February 2021
... that saw the nation-state restructured to adjust it to transnational corporate capitalism and cultural globalization, national literary canons now became associated with a repressive or unrep- resentative majoritarianism, a privileged masculinism, and a conservative and outmoded romantic nationalist...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 7–50.
Published: 01 February 2000
.... Multiculturalism that rejects the discrimination of marginal groups is a democratic improvement over the majoritarian monopoly that had long suppressed all but dominant history and culture. Under multiculturalism, all sections...