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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 139–160.
Published: 01 January 2016
... course of his life has been shaped in no small part by his own decisions. This is precisely because circumstances have unmoored him from the sorts of firm and enduring institutions that shape human trajectories. Herein lies the paradox: a forced migrant’s life is often radically decisional. The argument...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (2): 197–214.
Published: 01 May 2019
... California v. Bakke (1978) and Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) US Supreme Court decisions as a way of grounding our approach. In the introduction, the authors examine the extent to which these decisions ultimately led public universities in the United States to shift away from the original intent of affirmative...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 39–63.
Published: 01 January 2013
... seekers recognized to be true? The answer to the first interrogation is discussed from the foundational moments of asylum to the contemporary transformation of the global condition of refugees. The response to the second question relies on an understanding of asylum-granting decisions by magistrates in...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 45–75.
Published: 01 January 2020
... “climate refugees”—running from climate stress. These emigrants and their families, however, rarely mention the weather as a cause of their plight at home or their decisions to leave. They are fleeing abusive policies, exposure to markets, debt peonage, failures of social security systems and a sense of...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 85–119.
Published: 01 January 2011
... (but also migrations, the ordering of sex and sexuality, and the circulation of forms, imaginaries, goods, ideas, and people) played such decisive roles in this process of human collision and entanglement, it is logical that postcolonial studies has made them the privileged objects of its inquiry...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (1): 27–38.
Published: 01 January 2008
... In the United States, competing claims about the history of sexuality and marriage have recently played a surprisingly large role in the ferocious public debates over gay rights and gay marriage and in legal decisions resulting in sodomy law repeal and marriage reform. The opponents of change...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 311–314.
Published: 01 March 2013
... provide security and amenities on public streets in major cities in the United States and elsewhere; in New York City alone, there are more than sixty business improvement districts. Property owners control many other government decisions...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 563–592.
Published: 01 September 2016
... When on tilt, gamblers inflate the significance of short-term events and lose sight of the long-term horizon, along with the ability to make decisions wisely—that is, in accordance with the law of large numbers. To keep their destructive in-game passions at bay, poker devotees like Harman resort to...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (3): 465–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Maurice . 1995 . The Writing of the Disaster . Translated by Smock Ann . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press . Cauchon Dennis Moore Martha . 2002 . “ Desperation Forced a Horrific Decision .” USA Today , September 11 . usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/sept11/2002-09-02...
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Public Culture (1996) 9 (1): 3–32.
Published: 01 January 1996
... and international - address this conflict in their refugee provisions and decision makers confront it in judgements on individual cases. A janus-like focus, one eye on the global, the universal, the international, the other on the particular, the specific, the national, is required of both...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (2): 265–288.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... 1987 . Poetry of grammar and grammar of poetry. In Language in literature . Cambridge:Harvard University Press. Jeffrey, Richard C. 1965 . The logic of decision . New York: McGraw-Hill. ———. 1992 . Probability and the art of judgement . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Kant...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2016
... is being reconjured in this post–Cold War era. In “The Vertiginous Power of Decisions,” Jonny Stein-berg follows the path of forced migration through the eyes of a Somali man who lives a life that is unmoored but radically decisional, future-oriented but without calculations of what is to be expected...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 531–556.
Published: 01 September 2010
... seen as an “essen- tial quality” of the person. When journalists revealed that the couple involved in the case was Muslim, widespread public controversy ensued. Politicians, media outlets, and associations across France denounced the decision as an insinuation of traditionalist and patriarchal...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 499–520.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., and action, because the social drama of the decision to stay seemed to me so emblematic of the tensions and contradictions within these politics. But there is another reason for me to concentrate on this epi- sode: my personal...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (1): 51–72.
Published: 01 January 2000
... the future every time that major decisions have to be made. This farsighted approach constitutes a rational response to the fatalistic argu- ments of the supporters of uncertainty and of its practical correlation, flexibility. To consider what is possible actually means setting ourselves free...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 9–45.
Published: 01 January 2012
... public engagement or efforts to make research practically useful. But both institutions and individuals need to make decisions informed by as much information as they can gather, by serious critical reflection, and where possible by open...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 221–226.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... But Calvin says that he believes other motivations guided the decision: “I think they didn’t want a black man to be in a position of power. The gun world is still too close-minded for that.” Calvin’s decision to participate in black-only gun organizations is, then, a partial and incomplete...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 233–237.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., still leaves open the question whether there is anything that can never become law, that is, anything that always remains unlawful in essence, or, conversely, anything that by its very nature is unalterably a right and precedes every majority decision and must be respected by it.”4 However...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of solidarity. 1 The second tenet is that expert techniques such as risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis should be used to determine which disease threats to protect against and the most efficient and effective means of doing so. These decision tools authorize the functioning of an expert...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (1): 11–14.
Published: 01 January 2006
... related to the Islamic presence in Europe (migrants, Turkish EU candidacy, and terrorism) played an equally decisive role in the shaping of public opinion. Both French republicanism and Dutch multiculturalism have been challenged by the ways Islam is Europeanized. As Islam becomes European, the...