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Pragmatic sociology: Theoretical evolvement and empirical application
This special issue of the European Journal of Social Theory engages with a research programme – the ‘sociology of critical capacity’ or, in short, ‘pragmatic sociology’ – that is now increasinglyExpand
New Democracies in Crisis?: A Comparative Constitutional Study of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia
1. Introduction: New Democracies in crisis? 2. A critique of legal constitutionalism 3. The prominence of legal constitutionalism in the new democracies 4. Rudiments of civic constitutionalism 5.Expand
Social Imaginaries in Debate
Investiga tions into social imaginaries have burgeoned in recent years. From ‘the capitalist imaginary’ to the ‘democratic imaginary’, from the ‘ecological imaginary’ to ‘the global imaginary’ – andExpand
The European crisis and a political critique of capitalism
The European crisis has provoked widespread critique of capitalist arrangements in most if not all countries in Europe. But to what extent do contemporary social protest and critique indicate aExpand
Populist Nationalism, Anti-Europeanism, Post-nationalism, and the East-West Distinction
In the literature on emergent populism and nationalism in post-communist Eastern Europe, two main assumptions regarding the origins of the phenomenon can be distinguished. One line of argumentationExpand
Europe `United in Diversity'
Political and cultural diversity in contemporary Europe can be encountered on many levels and in a variety of forms. The significance of such political and cultural diversity is, however, differentlyExpand
An interview with Laurent Thévenot: On engagement, critique, commonality, and power
Pragmatic sociology – as a distinct, new type of French social science – probably became best-known in the English-speaking world because of the major contribution On Justification: Economies ofExpand
Populism As a Constitutional Project
The engagement of conservative, populist governments with constitutional reform and constitution-making is perceived as a significant threat to the rule of law and democracy within the EuropeanExpand
Dissidence, Republicanism, and Democratic Change
The dramatic changes of 1989 have been widely understood as the confirmation of Western, liberal democracy as the ultimate model of the modern polity. The fact that 1989 was about a dual languageExpand
Youth Entrepreneurship and Local Development in Central and Eastern Europe
Preface Introduction: economic transformation and the challenge of youth entrepreneurship in Central and Eastern Europe, Paul Blokker and Bruno Dallago. Section 1 Youth Entrepreneurship andExpand