RT Journal DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 681909967 LA English T1 Of Crises and Conjunctures: The Problem of the Present A1 Clarke, John, PB Sage Publications YR 2010 SN 0196-8599 JF Journal of Communication Inquiry VO 34 IS 4 SP 337 OP 354 AB In this article I reflect on the `present crisis', using it as a entry to questions about how we understand crisis, and how we understand the present. In trying to avoid the speedy movement from crisis to political economy, I return to an older source-Policing the Crisis (1978)-to ask what it might have to say to us in this new moment. I also consider what it might not tell us in relation to the present crisis and the present conjuncture. In the process, I raise some questions: how many crises are there? Are there crises of legitimation, social authority or hegemony? What are the sites and forms of politics in an era of `anti-politics'?