Posts by Michael Knapp

Democratic nation and national state (Part 2)

PARADIGM, Radical Democracy
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In the first part (1), an attempt was made to give a small insight into the discussions on the democratic nation and nationalism. In particular, the apoist historical perspective was examined and statehood and nationalism were elaborated as preconditions for capitalist modernity. In this part, several ideologies from Protestantism via…

Democratic nation and national state (Part 1)

PARADIGM, Radical Democracy
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“Freedom and equality achieved through nation states de facto only serve the monopolies, this has been shown all over the world. Power and capital monopolies never allow true freedom or equality. Freedom and equality can only be achieved through the democratic politics of a democratic society and protected through self-defence.”…

Radical Democracy in Practice

PARADIGM, Radical Democracy
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Introduction The terms `Rojava´ and `Kobanî´ were widely unknown until autumn 2014 – when with the fierce battle against the so called Islamic State (IS) these terms became commonplace connected with an iconography of female fighters battling against the worst form of terror. While these pictures were broadcasted the ideology…