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Democracy in what state?

Author: Giorgio Agamben; William McCuaig
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Series: New directions in critical theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Is it meaningful, as far as you are concerned, to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?"" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy and its critical weaknesses. They also reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities. Giorgio Agamben traces the tense history of constitutions and their coexistence with  Read more...
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Democracy in what state?
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010023553
(OCoLC)635463850
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Agamben; William McCuaig
ISBN: 9780231527088 023152708X 9780231152990 023115299X
OCLC Number: 704519895
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 130 pages).
Contents: Foreword by the French Publisher; Translator's Note; Introductory Note on the Concept of Democracy -Giorgio Agamben; The Democratic Emblem -Alain Badiou; Permanent Scandal -Daniel Bensaïd; "We Are All Democrats Now ..." -Wendy Brown; Finite and Infinite Democracy -Jean-Luc Nancy; Democracies Against Democracy: An Interview with Eric Hazan -Jacques Rancière; Democracy for Sale -Kristin Ross; From Democracy to Divine Violences -Slavoj žižek; Notes; Authors.
Series Title: New directions in critical theory.
Other Titles: Démocratie, dans quel état?
Responsibility: Giorgio Agamben [and others] ; translations from the French by William McCuaig.

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Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how does one interpret the word? In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with  Read more...

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