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Changes of status in states of political uncertainty: towards a theory of derecognition

Gusejnova, Dina ORCID: 0000-0003-1356-9530 (2019) Changes of status in states of political uncertainty: towards a theory of derecognition. European Journal of Social Theory, 22 (2). pp. 272-292. ISSN 1368-4310

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1368431018779265


This article critically examines existing versions of recognition theory in the light of several empirical case studies of twentieth-century political ruptures after the First World War. It notes that the prevalent theoretical focus on the enfranchisement of previously subaltern groups cannot account for the empirical significance of negative processes, such as the disenfranchisement of former elites and the decline of previously hegemonic values, which are typical for conditions of political uncertainty. To conceptualize such examples, an expansion of the existing vocabulary of recognition theory is necessary. The article proposes ways to develop a theory of derecognition which might be used to guide empirical research on informal practices of political change.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: International History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2019 10:57
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2024 16:45

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