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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Replacing Race: Interactive Constructionism about Racialized Groups

Replacing Race: Interactive Constructionism about Racialized Groups



Abstract

In this paper I defend anti-realism about race and a new theory of racialization. I argue that there are no races, only racialized groups. Many social constructionists about race have adopted racial formation theory to explain how ‘races’ are formed. However, anti-realists about race cannot adopt racial formation theory, because it assumes the reality of race. I introduce interactive constructionism about racialized groups as a theory of racialization for anti-realists about race. Interactive constructionism moves the discussion away from the dichotomous (social vs. biological) metaphysics that has marred this debate, and posits that racialized groups are the joint products of a broad range of non-racial factors, which interact.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How Do European Welfare States Perform?

How Do European Welfare States Perform?

The index ranges from a minimum value of 1.96 (Greece) to a maximum value of 6.34 (Norway) and ......
their paper Clustering European Welfare Systems through a Performance Index 

Why Are Illiberal Democrats Popular? by Daniel Gros - Project Syndicate

Why Are Illiberal Democrats Popular? by Daniel Gros - Project Syndicate

 The rise of “illiberal democracy” in Europe is one of the most baneful trends of our time. These regimes are typically centered on a leader who concentrates power by overriding – and in some cases eliminating – institutional checks and balances. Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán represent three of the most visible manifestations of this phenomenon. But what is really noteworthy – and dangerous – is how these regimes have been able to retain popular support.