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Participatory Governance, Neoliberal Restructuring and Participatory Budgeting in Chicago, IL
This dissertation examines the relationship between participatory democracy and neoliberal restructuring in cities through an empirical examination of the practice of participatory budgeting in Chicago, IL. Using a critical ...
On Alienation and Imperialism: Synthesizing the Work of Herbert Marcuse and Samir Amin
This dissertation builds on the idea that there is much to be gained by bringing Western Marxism and Marxist theories of imperialism into engagement with each other through synthesis of the work of two key figures: Herbert ...
Revolutionary Subjectivity in the Thought of Karl Marx
This dissertation demonstrates several theses in relation to key components of Marxs philosophy that conventional interpretations either misrepresent or overlook. The chief thesis concerns his idea of revolutionary ...
Subjectivity, Alienation, and Liberation in Levinas and Marx
This dissertation examines the relationship between (inter)subjectivity, normativity, and politics in Emmanuel Levinas and Karl Marx. At first sight, Levinas depiction of a singular and unique relation to othersa bond which ...