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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 157–176.
Published: 01 May 2023
... democratic political representation. Crypto magnifies the tension between the semiotics of the social contract among nations moored in rights, and that of currency as a global language. Digital‐speculative monetization warns that the social contract, a futures contract for a secure and stable future, may...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 9–45.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Craig Calhoun Seeking to end international isolation and pursue limited reform, Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi and his son Saif drew British and American social scientists into a diplomatic and public relations project. Contracts with the Monitor Group (and Harvard faculty members) and the London School...
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Public Culture (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 453–472.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., cooperatives, and social movements, EB PREC orchestrates local, collective governance to harness the staying power of ownership and resist its commodification. EB PREC's complex institutional structure is mirrored in the manifold enclosures of the Orbit Room property, which expands, contracts, and subdivides...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): 371–394.
Published: 01 May 1998
... the People . New York: Norton. Rousseau , Jean-Jacques . 1983 . The Social Contract . Indianapolis: Hackett. Wakeman , Frederic . 1973 . Freedom and Will . Berkeley: University of California Press. Warner , Michael . 1991 . Letters of the Republic . Cambridge: Harvard University...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 January 2002
... in the reciprocal performative acts of promising and agreeing create a quasi-objective social totality that then governs their actions. The effectiveness of the social contract as a foundational ideology for Western modernity stems from the fact that its performative construction of collective agency...
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Public Culture (2019) 31 (3): 521–538.
Published: 01 September 2019
... hand it is basic social contract theory. Without spending the time to close-read Locke, Hobbes, or Rousseau, or even John Rawls or Charles Mills or Carole Pateman—a worthy task that is beyond the scope of my present essay—one essential strand of mainstream social contract theory has been...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (2 (100)): 153–156.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of cryptocurrency. She shows that the biggest risk of this new form of money is to blur the distinction between the social contract—as a form of liberal political agreement—and the aleatory contract, which is oriented to risk, uncertainty, and profit. In other words, we are facing the possibility that financial...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Imagination Candace Vogler and Patchen Markell iolence haunts liberal political thought. The defining image of early modern VV European social contract theory—and an image that remains potent in con- temporary contractarian moral and political theory...
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Public Culture (1996) 8 (2): 303–328.
Published: 01 May 1996
... Contract. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Rabinow , Paul . 1989. French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment. Cambridge: MIT Press. Rocha , Sonia . 1991. “Pobreza metropolitana e os ciclos de curto prazo: balanço dos anos 80.” IPEA: Boletim de Conjuntura 12...
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Public Culture (2003) 15 (3): 477–494.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of the performative enactment of the social contract for a historical or conceptual fact. Rather, we are invited to misrecognize our reflexive acknowledgment of this fiction as proof of our collective agency: “we” are the ones who “get it,” the ones who...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 109–127.
Published: 01 January 1991
... interested in the systematic destruction of human diversity and eccentricity in most of its manifestations. 23. The implicit social contracts -to be managed in exchange for the opportunity to manage, as one example of a primary contract -ought to be critically examined...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (3 (74)): 369–377.
Published: 01 September 2014
... to be welcome but now am not. As constitutive parts of a transformation of public space, production signs produce their own sets of personalized anxieties. For me, they break the small social contracts that I have come to rely on when passing through, the communication that makes space legible and motivates...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 January 2004
... sought to level social stratification. Taxes and salary differ- entials, as expressions of individual contracts with the state, had been eliminated in the years following the revolutionary victory. The social contract was then established between the state and the masses on the basis of revolutionary...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (3): 459–484.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. 1973 . The social contract; and discourses , translated by G. D. H. Cole. London:Everyman's Library. Silvers, Anita. 1998 . Formal justice. In Disability, difference, discrimination: Perspectives on justice in bioethics and public policy , by Anita Silvers, David Wasserman...
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Public Culture (1990) 3 (1): 95–118.
Published: 01 January 1990
... words, the identifi- cation of society with its political organization returns, and in a form which is unambiguously favourable to despotism. Important vestiges of A emerge in social contract doctrines, where society is accorded existence prior to government, as it is with Grotius and Pufendorf...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (2 70): 209–221.
Published: 01 March 2013
... generally. For example, in Europe and much of the Western Hemisphere, from the 1930s up until the 1970s, the factory and the government were the strategic sites for innovation through the social contract and the enablement of a prosperous...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 433–463.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... By discursively positioning every classi- fied file as potentially an “atomic secret” the state transformed a vast system of secrecy into a fully nationalized system of perception management and control. In essence, in the first decades of the Cold War in the United States a new social contract was formed...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (2 (73)): 213–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
... direct democracy, Thomas Hobbes in 1651 defined the state as Leviathan. The Leviathan was the figure of the commonwealth, the social contract by which individuals arrogate their right of governance to the sovereign. They do so because the alternative is a condition of permanent war, the “nasty, brutish...
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Public Culture (2002) 14 (1): 147–171.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- ity) and/or interest (and, implicitly or explicitly, a social contract). Identity and/or interest can then be invoked to explain why people accept shared institutions and, indeed, accept each other. The dominant discourses about membership...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 441–466.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of failing to understand the social contract that makes individual freedom possible. For these individuals, freedom looks more akin to ideas that are often attributed to John Locke ( [1689] 1986 ; “Where there is no law, there is no freedom”) and Oliver Wendell Holmes (“The right to swing my fist ends where...
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