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Consensus

Consensus in a liberal-democratic society is — and all will always be — the expression of a hegemony and the crystallization of power relations. Chantal Mouffe, The Democratic Paradox (via…
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Play deprivation

Play deprivationMuch of the research on play deprivation comes from studies of rats, a particularly playful and adaptive species. Findings point to disastrous effects in terms of inability to regulate…
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Going mobile

Going mobile“While extolling the idea of social mobility, politicians and commentators rarely grapple with the objections to the ideal of meritocracy described by the author of the concept, Michael Young.…
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