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Civil Society

  • Nancy Fraser on subaltern counter publics

    Nancy Fraser (1990) adapted the notion of the subaltern to characterise the alternative discursive spaces occupied by subordinated social groups more generally, such as women, workers, peoples of colour, and gays and lesbians. She calls these spaces subaltern counter publics as they

  • Europe: Looking for solidarity in all the wrong places

    Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the establishment of civil society was seen as the perfect conduit for a transition from communism to liberal democracy in the states of Eastern Europe. Since then, civil society has been viewed by some as