CEDAR in Dialogue

"The Tragedy of Human Rights: Liberalism and the Loss of Belonging", by Adam B. Seligman and David W. Montgomery

“The Tragedy of Human Rights: Liberalism and the Loss of Belonging”, by Adam B. Seligman and David W. Montgomery. 2019. Society. 56(3): 203-209. We argue here that human rights are as much the problem as they are the solution to the contemporary challenge of constructing civil society, observing that the seemingly inherent long-term social and political…

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"Yoga at the Nusantara School of Difference", by Rahel Wasserfall

“Yoga at the Nusantara School of Difference”, by Rahel Wasserfall. 2017. Yoga practice at the Nusantara School of Difference in Indonesia is among the many group activities fellows engage in during a typical program…. Read the Full ArticleRead More »

"Broken Politics and the Hope of Discomfort", by David W. Montgomery

“Broken Politics and the Hope of Discomfort”, by David W. Montgomery. 2017. Maydan. January 19. These are days desperate for answers. In both practical and existential terms, people are asking what Trump’s Electoral College win – and presidency – means. Does his combative style represent a new populism? Does his presidency give legitimacy to racist and…

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"The Burkini as a Mirror", by Adam Seligman

“The Burkini as a Mirror”, by Adam Seligman. 2016. openDemocracy. August 25. Last week, the mayor of Oye-Plage in France was so disturbed by seeing a woman in a burkini on the beach that he is planning to ban such a garb from the beaches of his own town. This reminded me of some of my…

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"How Big a Threat Is Islamic State in Central Asia?", by John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery

“How Big a Threat Is Islamic State in Central Asia?”, by John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery. 2016. The Conversation. April 11. Read the Full ArticleRead More »
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