Emancipation, Progress, Critique: Debating Amy Allen’s The End of Progress

Published on Nov 1, 2018in Contemporary Political Theory
· DOI :10.1057/s41296-018-0215-6
Albena Azmanova8
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(UKC: University of Kent),
Martin Saar3
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(Goethe University Frankfurt)
+ 4 AuthorsAmy Allen16
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(PSU: Pennsylvania State University)
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