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    On Actualist and Fundamental Public Justification in Political Liberalism

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    Public justification in political liberalism is often conceptualized in light of Rawls鈥檚 view of its role in a hypothetical well-ordered society as an ideal or idealizing form of justification that applies a putatively reasonable conception of political justice to political matters. But Rawls implicates a different idea of public justification in his doctrine of general reflective equilibrium. The paper engages this second, more fundamental idea. Public justification in this second sense is actualist and fundamental. It is actualist in that it fully enfranchises actual reasonable citizens. It is fundamental in that political liberalism qualifies conceptions of political justice as reasonable to begin with only if they can be accepted coherently by actual reasonable citizens. Together, these features invite the long-standing concern that actualist political liberalism is objectionably exclusionary. I argue that the exclusion objection, while plausible, is more problematic in own right than it seems if actualist and fundamental public justification hypotheticalizes and discursive respect is compatible with substantive discursive inequality. This leaves proponents and critics of political liberalism with deeper questions about the nature of permissible discursive inequality in public justification

    A goldene medine? A Dialogue in Many Voices on Canadian Jewish Studies and Poland

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    This paper is an account of the conference titled Kanade, di goldene medine? Perspectives on Canadian-Jewish Literature and Culture / Perspectives sur la litt茅rature et la culture juives canadiennes, which took place in 艁贸d藕 in April, 2014 as a result of collaboration between the University of 艁贸d藕 and Concordia University (Montreal). As a venue for discussing Canadian Jewish identity and its links with Poland, the conference supported a dialogue between Canadians, Polish Canadianists, and European scholars from further afield. Established and young scholars attended from Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Canada, in addition to many Polish participants. The presence of scholars such as Goldie Morgentaler or Sherry Simon as well as curator Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett contributed to an examination of both past and present Canadian and Polish Jewish life and led to an examination of Polish and Canadian literature and history from a highly personal perspective. Conference-goers took advantage of the opportunity to get to know 艁贸d藕, via walking tours and a visit to the 艁贸d藕 Jewish community鈥檚 Lauder-funded centre on Narutowicza. The paper aims, as well, to investigate how the history of Jewish 艁贸d藕 is conveyed in the novels of Joseph Roth and Chava Rosenfarb

    Conceptual Art East and West: A Base for Global Art or the End of Art?

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    The Politics of Trauma System Development

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    Path dependence or convergence? The evolution of corporate ownership around the world

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    We offer a theory that sheds light on the current debate over whether the form of corporate ownership converges to the Berle-Means image. Our analytical results are threefold. First, legal rules and firm-specific protective arrangements are complementary. Secondly, corporate ownership patterns can be convergent or path dependent depending on the relative importance of these protective arrangements. We predict, for example, diffuse stock ownership in countries that impose legal limits on blockholders鈥 power to expropriate minority investor rights. Thirdly, we find that convergence toward diffuse share ownership is a movement towards the social optimum. Our empirical results suggest a case for the co-existence of path dependence and functional convergence (convergence to the diffuse form of share ownership through cross-listings on U.S. stock exchanges that impose more stringent disclosure and listing requirements). These results have implications for the design of executive compensation, the case for institutional investor activism and the proposal to increase shareholder power

    John F. Sonnett Memorial Lecture Series: Legal Remedies Against the Council\u27s Failure to Act

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    Lecture by President Ole Due of the European Court of Justice (1988-1994), regarding judicial activism in Europe and the United States. Includes biography and speaker introduction.https://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/events_programs_sonnet_lectures/1004/thumbnail.jp

    1. International Anarchy (1900-1918)

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    It is probable that most people, if asked to list the characteristics of the Western World in this century, would place at or near the top of their list something about international rivalries. Curiously enough, a similar poll conducted in Europe and North America in 1900 would likely have given equal prominence to the idea that the world had entered a period of increasing international amity. [excerpt