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Demos

In Greece, a political subdivision equivalent to a municipality.
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(81) One should not ignore the fact that the EU motto is "united in diversity," not "united as Europe." (82) Those who advocate the construction of a European demos seem to disregard the fact that in Europe "there are multiple demoi but they tend to be overlooked and so either excluded from official integration processes or overlooked in them and subordinated to elite-driven and assimilative procedures." (83) Insofar as the EU seeks to subvert this rich diversity in favor of a new European nationalism, it threatens to marginalize many of its own peoples.
(130.) JURGEN HABERMAS, THE INCLUSION OF THE OTHER: STUDIES IN POLITICAL THEORY 215 (Ciaran Cronin & Pablo de Greiff eds., 1998); see also BENHABIB, supra note 14, at 217 ("[T]hose who are subject to the law should also be its authors."); JAMES BOHMAN, DEMOCRACY ACROSS BORDERS: FROM DEMOS TO DEMOI 29 (2007).
Separate estimates for 25-[OHD.sub.2] and 25-[OHD.sub.3]--together with recent food- and supplement-intake data, I questionnaire data about physical activity, sunI protection behavior and I skin type, and demoI graphic information related to race/ethnicity, season, latitude, and age--provide valuable information about the sources of vitamin D for those in the noninstitutionalized civilian US population.
Following the inevitable path of plurality, it has also been proposed to replace the old idea of the "demos" through the communication of the "demoi" (Bohman 2007) and to reflect the new political geographies caused by the development of a Global Village (Mc Luhan), Mediocracy (Meyer 2001) Mediapolis (Silverstone 2007) or World City Networks (Taylor 2005).
Bohman says that democracies with deep commitments to human rights have special obligations to humanity: democratic legitimacy across demoi cannot be achieved simply by the act of writing and ratifying a constitution, and a democratic constitution for Europe will create a basis for legitimate democratic reform that is currently lacking in the EU.
(Contains 13 tables and 1 footnote.) [This paper was presented at the International Conference "Intercultural Education: Paideia, Polity, Demoi" (Athens, Greece, June 22-26, 2009).]
Butler's reading of Antigone appears in this light as Rancierian, in that she sees in Antigone's act a radical reconfiguration of the field of human experience that leads into the salvation of the 'promising fatality,' the 'aberrant, unprecedented future.' Clearly Ranciere does not use such exalted vocabulary but the main elements of his own ideas on the ever-changing reconfigurations of the political field by the irruptions of different kinds of demoi share both the structure of aberration and the mode of the promise with Butler's reading.
James Bohman Democracy Across Borders: From Demos To Demoi: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2007.
Nations tend to be good demoi. Europeans as a group are not; they are too deeply divided among themselves.
592) com a de Helena na iliada ("patri te soi mega pema polei te panti demoi") (HOMERO, III v.
79 with the rather puzzling comment that its "interpretation remains uncertain"): the poet says he is worthy of being rewarded for "showing how the (allies') demoi are democratized." The double entendre is not (as so often in Aristophanes) sexual but political; the allied poleis may be living under newly-instituted democracies, but are now effectively controlled by the demos of Athens.
A definite highlight was a rare outing for Le Soleil Est Pres DeMoi. Described by Nicolas Godin as 'a very, very old song' it was enchanting, with Jean-Benoit Dunckel's vocals creating a hush in the crowd.