ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Charlie Hebdo Affair and the Spectre of Majoritarianism

This article draws parallels between the seemingly disconnected responses from the Muslim and the Western worlds to the Charlie Hebdo affair to argue that these demonstrated the disciplinary power of the globally ascendant idea that public sentiments of the majority are sacred and ought to be protected by state and society alike.

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