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    “Another World Is Actual”: Between Imperialism and Freedom
    Political Theory 39 (1): 131-137. 2011.
    There have been two distinctive aspects to James Tully’s approach to the study of imperialism over the years, and both are put to work in these remarkable volumes. The first is his belief in two seemingly contradictory claims: (i) that imperialism is much more pervasive than usually thought (conceptually, historically and practically); and yet (ii) that there are many more forms of resistance to it than usually appreciated. (Part of a symposium in Political Theory on James Tully's 'Public Philos…Read more
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    Deliberative Democracy and the Politics of Reconciliation
    In David Kahane, Melissa Williams & Daniel Weinstock (eds.), Deliberative Democracy in Practice, Ubc Press. pp. 115-137. 2010.
    The problem of historical injustice presents a deep challenge to the aspirations of deliberative democrats, especially to those “deliberative activists” who seek to advance deliberation in deeply unjust circumstances (Fung 2005, 399). But the debate over historical injustice can itself benefi t from taking a “democratic turn.” Much of the literature is dominated by arguments over historical entitlement theories of justice or by a legalistic focus on the possibilities for compensation and reparati…Read more
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    Review of William E Connolly, Pluralism (review)
    Political Theory 34 (6): 824-827. 2006.
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    The logic of Aboriginal Rights
    Ethnicities 3 (3): 321-44. 2003.
    Are there any Aboriginal rights? If there are, then what kind of rights are they? Are they human rights adapted and shaped to the circumstances of indigenous peoples? Or are they specific cultural rights, exclusive to members of Aboriginal societies? In recent liberal political theory, aboriginal rights are often conceived of as cultural rights and thus as group rights. As a result, they are vulnerable to at least three kinds of objections: i) that culture is not a primary good relevant to the cu…Read more