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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
... activities. Starting with the liberal distinction between productive and unproductive forms of media piracy, a distinction that shores up a geopolitics of legality with Asia as its wild and recalcitrant outpost, this article explores the implications of the gap that opens up between legality and legitimacy...
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positions (2005) 13 (1): 9–30.
Published: 01 February 2005
..., was rooted in. (60) Without legitimacy, postcommunist, the new abstract righteousness is pre- cariously dependent on a legality that does not yet exist. And yet, “to settle on an enemy for oneself means assuming responsibility for a new legality...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to that of law. The emergence of this new form of power deployment works not only in collusion with the populist government's urgent desire to consolidate its legitimacy and power, but also in collaboration with expanding global governance through which Taiwan's nation-state status bid hopes to find a promising...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 581–606.
Published: 01 August 2021
.... But increasingly during the Meiji period, concubines and mistresses became marginalized. By 1898, granting legitimacy to only children born to a legal wife was the mechanism designed to protect the legal wife from any claims that might come from a possibly more beloved partner and any children she might have...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 7–69.
Published: 01 February 2004
... the state’s crisis of legitimacy was overcome through economic reform itself. At the level of theory, then, such national modernizationist and historical narratives as “neoauthoritarianism,” “neoconservatism,” and “classical con- servatism...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 February 2016
...- lowed; but the suspicion around the practice, sparked by negative stereotyp- ing on the part of the state, required a constant negotiation and reassertion of one’s legitimacy and legality as a business owner. The common imbrica- tion of legal...
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positions (2007) 15 (2): 369–401.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and exclusion. Its very starting point is violence, a process of collective violence that proceeds by means of suppressing everyday, colloquial, colorful, heterogeneous vio- lence, and which gives unprecedented legitimacy to suppression itself...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 785–806.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of the counter-­regime to its north, the South Korean state, within war narra- tive films, is represented as the sole rightful Korean nation. Revealing little about South Korea’s positive substance but a great deal about its anxiet- ies about legitimacy...
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positions (2011) 19 (3): 707–721.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Slavoj Žižek The struggle between Confucianism and legalism lasted through thousands of years in Chinese history and even served as the background of the recent developments in China (Mao's preference for legalism versus Deng's promoting of Confucianism). Although legalists are as a rule dismissed...
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positions (1998) 6 (2): 439–473.
Published: 01 May 1998
... with “Chinese youth” culture in the Asia Pacific. The appropriation of these latter three forms of public space by diaspora Chinese poses a challenge not only to Malaysian state sovereignty, whose legitimacy is called...
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positions (1995) 3 (2): 392–417.
Published: 01 May 1995
... of its historical mission and of the legitimacy of its rule it must first grasp the fact that the problem of legality and illegality is purely tactical in nature. It must be able to slough off both the cretinism of legality and the romanti...
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positions (2005) 13 (2): 411–439.
Published: 01 May 2005
... these myths about eighteenth-century Vietnamese history, scholarsattemptedtoinveststoriesaboutthepastwithmeaningasparadigms forthefuture.TheypresentedLêNgo.cHânandH`ˆoXuânHu) o) ngaswriters who could lend legitimacy and authority to their own modern...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 551–572.
Published: 01 August 2014
... articles and talks by these experts were photocopied and circulated by the Dragon Tablet Association, and in their publicity, these materials became powerful proofs of the legitimacy of the Long Pai Hui. In the past, the Long Pai Hui had...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 595–625.
Published: 01 May 2012
... In recent years, however, it has become much more dif cult for govern- ment of cials to justify their efforts to capture rents since the living condi- tions, administrative structures, and legal frameworks that once made such il/licit exchanges...
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positions (2023) 31 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 August 2023
... Chung-hee was afraid that reduction of US troops in the Korean Peninsula could lead to a legitimacy crisis for his regime (T. Park 2006 ). Knowing Park's fear of US troop reduction in South Korea, Winthrop G. Brown, then US ambassador to South Korea, “implicitly pressured [the Park administration...
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positions (2008) 16 (2): 329–358.
Published: 01 May 2008
... This paper argues that contempo- rary narratives on love derive legitimacy because individuals who appeal to them draw on narratives of love that have held social and political currency at different points in recent Vietnamese history.6 As Pierre...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 69–104.
Published: 01 February 2001
... of legitimizing its rule through an emphasis on legality. Thus, lawmaking as a political technology is as important to a regime in search of legitimacy as its more mundane “appeal to [individ- ual] interest.”37 It is not a coincidence that legalizing...
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positions (2022) 30 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 May 2022
...” (J. Bhabha 2011 : 1). As a strand of research that explores how “contexts of reception” shape migrant experiences, most of the literature on the legal exclusion of migrants has focused on the experiences of adult immigrants in the United States (Akinwumi 2006 ; Kleifgen and Le 2007 ; Menjivar...
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positions (2001) 9 (3): 611–620.
Published: 01 August 2001
... and wartime sexual violence were finally established as punishable war crimes. The trial was a citizens’ tribunal and thus does not have legal binding power.10 Nevertheless, by establishing that it was held “as a result of the fail...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... on extra- legal social forms of legitimacy.67 On the one hand, the ability to manipulate social relations and construct pragmatic notions of what prop- erty means thwarts state authority. In this way, the “people” have a great deal at stake...