Democracy Against the State: Marx and the Machiavellian Movement (BOK)

Miguel Abensour

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In the "Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right," the young Marx elliptically alludes to a "true democracy" whose advent would go hand in hand with the disappearance of the state. Miguel Abensour's rigorous interpretation of this seminal text reveals an "unknown Marx" who undermines the identification of democracy with the state and defends a historically occluded form of politics. True democracy does not entail the political and economic power of the state, but it does not dream of a post-political society either. On the contrary, the battle of democracy is waged by a demos that invents a public sphere of permanent struggles, a politics that counters political bureaucracy and representation. Democracy is "won" by a people forewarned that any dissolution of the political realm in its independence, any subordination to the state, is tantamount to annihilating the site for gaining and regaining a genuinely human existence. In this explicitly heterodox reading of Marx, Miguel Abensour proposes a theory of "insurgent" democracy that makes political liberty synonymous with a living critique of domination.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Miguel Abensour
Forlag
BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
ISBN 9780745650104
Antall sider 200 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 310 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political structures: democracy