Teorija in praksa 2/2021


The articles in this thematic section edited by guest editor Žiga Vodovnik, were first presented at the (Re)thinking the State in the 21st Century conference organised in December 2019 by the Slovenian Political Science Association. Although the articles selected and gathered for this issue reflect on the state and studies of the state from different perspectives and in various contexts, they all share the conference’s overall goal of re-examining hegemonic theories of the state in the new millennium. We could also say that they draw attention to the changed ontological status of the state that often goes undetected: if the Westphalian model made the state and its existence conditional on relations vis-à-vis other states, even if they were unable to perform the main state functions, today their (non)existence is a condition of their internal capacity to be a space for autonomous political action. This fissure in the state system is seen in the existence of states that no longer function as states and non-state spaces that are becoming autonomous political entities and are already performing the main state functions.

Special thematic section Banal neoliberalism of media and political discourse edited by guest editors Breda Luthar and Dejan Jontes consists of 6 articles. The section is organized around the topic of the politics of mediated popular culture in the context of radical mediatization on one hand and the rise of ethno-nationalist populism on the other. The common thread of articles is the politics of mediated popular culture and its consequences for the rise of right wing populism and reinforcement and support of neoliberal hegemony or neoliberal common sense.

 

THEMATIC SECTION I: STATE CAPACITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Žiga VODOVNIK: (RE)THINKING THE STATE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Tihomir CIPEK: THE POLITICAL VERSUS THE STATE? THE RELEVANCE OF CARL SCHMITT'S CONCEPT OF THE POLITICAL

Ladislav CABADA: NATIVIST AND ANTI-LIBERAL NARRATIVES IN CONSERVATIVE POPULIST AGENDA IN CENTRAL EUROPE

Marko HOČEVAR: THE CRISIS OF 2008 AND THE RISE OF THE SLOVENIAN CONSOLIDATION STATE

Andrej KURNIK, Cirila TOPLAK: ON MIGRANTS WITH MIGRANTS: MIGRATIONS 5 YEARS AFTER EUROPE’S MIGRATION »CRISIS«

Blaž VREČKO ILC: CLIMATE CRISIS: TIME TO RETHINK ECONOMIC PLANNING BY DEMYSTIFYING CAPITALISM AND ITS MARKET(S)

 

THEMATIC SECTION II: THE BANAL NEOLIBERALISM OF MEDIA AND POLITICAL DISCOURSE

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Breda LUTHAR, Dejan JONTES: EDITORIAL

Zdenka ŠADL: EMOTIONS AND AFFECT IN POLITICAL DISCOURSE

Nejc SLUKAN: THE POLITICS OF IRONY ON SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS: OUTLINE OF THE TROLLING DISPOSITIF OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Deja CRNOVIĆ: THE EVENTISATION AND COMMODIFICATION OF POLITICS ON INSTAGRAM

Breda LUTHAR: POPULAR CULTURE AND REGRESSIVE POPULISM

Ksenija VIDMAR HORVAT: POST-IMPERIAL PATRIARCHY AND THE CARNIVALESQUE PERIPHERY: MELANIA TRUMP WITHIN A TRANSNATIONAL PUBLIC

Maruša PUŠNIK, Dejan JONTES: MEDIA AND SPONTANEOUS NATIONALISM: THE CASE OF MELANIA TRUMP

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Joseph Marko and Sergiu Constantin (eds.): Human and Minority Rights Protection by Multiple Diversity Governance (Sanja Vrbek)

Rado Bohinc: Univerza in država: Pravna analiza družbenega položaja univerze (Ivan Svetlik)

 

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Back to list of notificationsPublished: 12. July 2021 | Category: TiP