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    Paradoxing Relevance in the Research Quality Debate: Reflections of the “Irrelevance” of “Relevance”
    with Kazem Chaharbaghi
    Philosophy of Management 9 (3): 77-94. 2010.
    This study examines the contestability of “relevance” as an abstract construction with no fixed meaning when applied, and questions its usage in the research quality debate. It finds that different research agendas and approaches have their own idiosyncratic logic and that any logic has its own criteria for assessing quality which cannot be applied to assess the quality of others. This is illustrated by delineating practitioner-led research from academic-led research and by comparing and contras…Read more
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    Marx's ecology: Materialism and nature
    Environmental Values 11 103-106. 2002.
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    The Growth of the Social Realm in Arendt's Post-Mortem of the Modern Nation-State
    Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2007 (138): 97-119. 2007.
    I. The Naturalization of the Nation-State In her 1946 review of Joseph T. Delos's La Nation, Hannah Arendt describes the appearance of the early modern nation-state in terms of the new shape of civilization in the modern period: One of the main phenomena of the modern world is that civilization has renounced its old claim to universality and presents itself in the form of a particular, a national civilization. Another aspect of modern civilization is its reconstitution of the state (after the pe…Read more
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    In her 1971 essay “Lying in Politics,” Hannah Arendt reflects on the publication of top-secret materials contained in a massive study entitled “History of U.S. Decision-Making Process on Vietnam Policy,” a.k.a. the Pentagon Papers. As the title of her essay suggests, Arendt is concerned with the problem of political deception. However, it is not the lies that politicians may or may not tell that form the central theme of her essay. Instead, she focuses on what the Pentagon Papers tell us about t…Read more
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    [Book review] the Sword of justice, ethics and coercion in international politics (review)
    Ethics and International Affairs 14 173-175. 2000.