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CONTESTATION. The act by which two parties to an action claim the same right, or when one claims a right to a thing which the other denies; a controversy. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. 762.

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Here, social contestation occurs regarding the result of that re-creation and how narratives and social imaginaries interact.
military transgression to explore the effects of contestation of two national identity-protective frames--minimization of the transgression and reaffirmation of the national identity--on public opinion.
If the contestation is approved, there will be no vacuum and the elections will be held in 60 days," Aoun told reporters following a meeting for his bloc in Rabieh.
Dans les delais prescrits par la loi, Bernatchez depose une requete en contestation d'election en demandant que les bulletins ecartes soient admis et qu'on lui rende le mandat dont Fortin l'a depossede.
Anyone found to be thinking of a contestation would be committing a felony.
His latest book, Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict, examines how culture frames the interests of competing ethnic groups and how peace might be achieved through broadening psychocultural narratives to include other points of view.
Democratic contestation is the deliberative competition among political
Although space prohibits a full accounting of the merits of every chapter, we hope it suffices to say that the diversity of topics and approaches does well to support the editors' claim: 'Those practicing contestation make use of multiple spatialities in complex and unpredictable ways' (20).
Le premier a pour objectif essentiel d'eclaircir certains concepts comme:transnational, militantisme transnational, hypertransnational, contestation transnationale.
Demonstrating remarkable ability to reduce highly complicated ideas to two simple factors, Dahl clarifies that polyarchy represents two dimensions: inclusiveness and contestation.
When the marriage disputes arrive at things dotal and material, the state courts are the first level of contestation.
From the early ones, Le Repos du guerrier, Les Stances a Sophie, and Les Petits Enfants du siecle, with their well-recognized and distinctive social commentary on modern France, to the later Quand tu vas chez les femmes and La Porte du fond, where Rochefort explores sado-masochism, child sexuality, and child abuse, Hutton takes as her guiding theme the extent to which Rochefort embodied contestation in all its (gauchiste) forms: berating society's norms and institutions, its hierarchical organization, its alienating notions of happiness and sexuality, and its oppressions of language, discourse, gender, and behaviour.