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Public things : democracy in disrepair

Public things : democracy in disrepair

Author: Bonnie Honig
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2017.
Series: Thinking out loud.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In the contemporary world of neoliberalism, efficiency is treated as the vehicle of political and economic health. State bureaucracy, but not corporate bureaucracy, is seen as inefficient, and privatization is seen as a magic cure for social ills. In Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair, Bonnie Honig asks whether democracy is possible in the absence of public services, spaces, and utilities. In other words, if
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Named Person: Hannah Arendt; D W Winnicott; Hannah Arendt; Hannah Arendt; Donald Woods Winnicott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Honig
ISBN: 9780823276400 0823276406 9780823276417 0823276414
OCLC Number: 1081421180
Description: 1 v. (XIII-144 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: Opting Out Introduction: Thinking Out Loud Lecture One: Democracy's Necessary Conditions Lecture Two: Care and Concern: Arendt with Winnicott Lecture Three: Hope and Play: Lear and von Trier Epilogue: Public Things, Shared Space, and the Commons Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Thinking out loud.
Responsibility: Bonnie Honig.


Drawing on Winnicott and Hannah Arendt, Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair develops a lexicon for a political theory of public things. Indigenous activism, racial inequality, and democratic  Read more...


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"A fast-paced tour de force. Honig explores the role of public things in democratic politics, especially against the background of neoliberal privatization." -- -John Seery George Irving Thompson Read more...

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