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Gender, Globalization and the Politics of Visibility Radha Sarma Hegde 20 | Radha Sarma Hegde 1 . Mobile Publics and Nation 1 Gender, Globalization and the Politics of Visibility | 21 Culture, Gender and Modernity 22 | Radha Sarma Hegde Gender, Globalization and the Politics of Visibility | 23 2 Mapping Contradictions 2 24 | Radha Sarma Hegde Gender, Globalization and the Politics of Visibility | 25 References 26 | Radha Sarma Hegde

1. Introduction The Politics of Affective Societies It has become a common lament of our time that democratic discourse and deci- sion-making are increasingly less rational and more affective. The rise to power of anti-intellectual right-wing nationalists; the renaissance of racist resentment in public discourse; the proliferation of ‘fake news’ that people believe no matter what; the crisis of credibility in the sciences, be it on climate change or other mat- ters – these and similar developments are described by social and political theo- rists as

8 Results and Discussion Simply looking at individuals acts of political participation, such as marching in a demonstration or signing an e-petition, is not enough to understand how people’s participation repertoires are influenced by ICT. Indeed, as information, communi- cation and participation are all mutually dependent and interactive, one also has to research people’s information and communication practices. Consequently, one focus of my research is on participants’ information practices, and their practice in terms of navigation and sense-making where

5. Conclusions Affective Societies and the Political We are now in a position to address the popular diagnosis which holds that the political realm is currently experiencing a sharp rise in affect and emotionality. As stated in the introduction, we agree that significant changes are transpiring that require further investigation. In this sense, we consider the ever-growing scholarly literature and media discourse on the current crisis of liberal democracy to be jus- tified. It is justified as an indicator for the widespread experience of rapid

PART 3 Political Responsibility for a Globalised World There is a famous passage in which Derrida describes Levinas’ style of argumentation with a lyrical image: it “proceeds with the infinite insistence of waves on a beach: return and repetition, always, of the same wave against the same shore, in which, however, as each return recapitulates itself, it also infinitely renews and enriches itself.”1 From the position of a less gifted reader that nonetheless makes every effort to engage in a thoroughly critical examination of the

Dancing Politics: Worldmaking in Dance and Choreography GABRIELE KLEIN I. Dance is a world in itself – this is a central figure of discourse since the beginning of the 20th century, i.e. the period in which modern industrial society was established.1 As a world of the body and the senses, of movement and feelings, as a world of metaphors, for which words fail us, dance in the modern age, according to the modern dance discourse, constitutes an alternate world, namely a world beyond language and rationality. In the 20th century, dance, regardless of

11 Science, politics, and the public So far, I have demonstrated how ELSA research is used as an instrument in order to pursue specific science policy goals. ELSA research quite effectively stimulates ac- countability and ethical subjectivisation in the field of genetic medicine when organ- ised within project-based funding schemes (sectorial programmes) and made an in- tegral part of research projects of the “hard” sciences. Having analysed different ac- countability practices, I was able to study their embedding within national political cultures

The Concretions of Power | 133 2.5 THE VECTORS OF POLITICAL POWER What is the foundation of political power? More precisely, what is the capacity of actors to assert their interests in the political field of power against the potential opposition of others? This question has implicitly engaged political practitioners and theorists since the beginning of human history. However, it has been explicitly addressed for the first time relatively recently, by one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of modern times: Machiavelli.176 The Italian

179 Human Rights and Exile-Tibetan Polit ics STEPHANIE RÖMER Nowadays politics, the topics of human rights and Tibet are in- separably connected. Even though the issues are not always on our screens, since the 1980s the international media report at regular in- tervals about human rights abuses in Tibet. Documentary films, radio programs, reports in magazines and newspapers and speeches by Tibetan former political prisoners give evidence of human rights violations in Tibet. Data on the human rights situa- tion that are used in these reports are provided by

The commons as unifying political vision Sophie Bloemen1 The crisis of the European Union begs for new, unifying and constructive narratives – alternatives to the right-wing populist and nationalist wave that is getting fiercer every day. A ‘commons’ approach holds the potential for a unified vision towards an alternative economy, a Europe from the bottom-up, and an ecological economy and way of life. The idea of jointly stewarding shared resources, community, and a generative economy can find resonance with a diverse range of citizens. Major fault lines