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Political Modernity in the Postcolony: Some Reflections from India’s Adivasi Heartland

By Alf Gunvald Nilsen One of the foundational mythologies of sociological Eurocentrism pivots on the proposition that political modernity originated in the West. On this reading, the democratic nation-state, and institutions such as citizenship and civil society are purely Western achievements that only made their way southwards long after they had been consolidated in the […]

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Our Postcolonial Moment: European Belonging and the Welfare State

By Anouk de Koning For many of us, the present moment is dominated by the triumphs of Brexit, Donald Trump and the growing prominence of far right, anti-immigrant parties in many parts of Europe. Rather than stopping the far right tide, the recent elections in the Netherlands have by and large confirmed this trend. Geert […]

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