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Dr Rania Al-Mashat is a seasoned local and global economics veteran and even an AUC alumna.
Book: ARCHITECTURAL VOICES OF INDIA: A Blend of Contemporary and Traditional Ethos – a collection of interviews by Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta.
Review by Professor Sathya Prakash Varanashi
I am not so sure that I would put great faith in a revitalization of the pragmatic tradition, as such. It is something that can be drawn on, certainly. But the people most closely identified with the current revival of pragmatism, with some important exceptions, seem to me more a part of the problem. In a way, that is what the book functions to show. It is often stated that Emersonian philosophy lost its grip on the country in light of its inability to deal with the excesses of the Gilded Age –more or less as the prior “common sense” philosophy failed to deal with the problems of the country leading up to the Civil War. We are presently in a new Gilded Age arising from globalization. Among the pragmatists, I am closest to William James –who knew Gilded Age politics from the inside.
“Transitional justice” is a term broadly used to designate the various practices associated with the process of coming to terms with and shedding light over a troubled, violent or disturbing collective past. It stems both from the need to reckon with and understand an uneasy legacy, and from the aspiration to redress its wrongdoings. The complex practices of denazification after the Second World War or the different lustration measures taken after the collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe illustrate the highly intricate processes of “transitional justice” and the extent of the issues they entail: from questions regarding the politics of memory to difficulties in clearly defining notions such as resistance, dissent, collaboration or consent; from the legal dilemmas of retrospective justice to the sometimes problematic cultural memory practices, etc.
This is the first book bringing together the stories of leading European civil servants examining how these leaders truly serve European people. The book is engaging and a welcome addition to the many publications on leadership. Throughout the recent decade, the EU has remained at the centre of public interest and media. However, insights on EU leadership practices got less attention.