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By Clayton Crockett, Ward Blanton, Jeffrey W. Robbins, Noëlle Vahanian

An Insurrectionist Manifesto includes 4 insurrectionary gospels in response to Martin Heidegger's philosophical version of the fourfold: earth and sky, gods and mortals. hard non secular dogma and dominant philosophical theories, they provide a cooperative, world-affirming political theology that promotes new lifestyles via no longer resurrection yet rebel. The revolt in those gospels unfolds as a sequence of magnificent but worldly practices of significant confirmation. considering that those exercises don't depend on fantasies of break out, they engender intimate ameliorations of the self alongside the very coordinates from which they emerge. Enacting a comparative and contagious postsecular sensibility, those gospels draw at the paintings of Slavoj Žižek, Giorgio Agamben, Catherine Malabou, François Laruelle, Peter Sloterdijk, and Gilles Deleuze but rejuvenate scholarship in continental philosophy, serious race concept, the recent materialisms, speculative realism, and nonphilosophy. they suspect past the sovereign strength of the only to begin a thorough politics "after" God.

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2006; Suri 2008; Hasan ed. 2004). Scholars have noted the significant changes in the party systems in India, transformation of the single party dominant system (‘Congress System’) to multi-party systems, party fragmentation; the rise in importance of regional parties, the mode of functioning of political parties from ‘consensual’ to ‘coalitional’; decreasing vote share of ‘national’ parties and hence their failure to obtain majority in Parliament since the late 1980s; the importance of identity politics for political parties; the parties’ role in India vis-a`-vis what Manor calls, ‘democracy and decay’, decline of ideology and the rise in ‘pragmatism’, and so on.

The Christian Democratic parties have traditionally offered a combination of traditional social appeals with support for more extensive social welfare programs, cutting across the general left-right spectrum. While the specific package of appeals varies across times and countries, the presence of substantial Christian Democratic parties might be expected in general to diminish the polarization of the party system. We can see initial evidence of this by comparing the average left-right manifesto packages offered by Social Democratic, Conservative, and Christian Democratic parties across the 20 Western parliamentary democracies over the 50 + years between the late 1940s and 2003: Party family Average right-left position of manifesto (0–100 scale) N Social democratic Conservative Christian democratic 71 38 48 305 160 155 As we can see, the average Social Democratic party places itself solidly on the left, with a net (left minus right) of over 70 % of its ideological manifesto statements devoted to leftist appeals, while the average Conservative party places itself solidly on the right, with a net percentage of 38 % of its relevant manifesto statements taking leftist positions.

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