Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today: The Biopolitics of the Multitude versus the Hegemo (BOK)

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The 'Arab spring', the Spanish 'Indignados', the Greek 'Aganaktismenoi' and the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement all share a number of distinctive traits. They made extensive use of social networking and were committed to the direct democratic participation of all as they co-ordinated and conducted their actions. Leaderless and self-organised, they were socially and ideologically heterogeneous, dismissing fixed agendas or ideologies. Still, the assembled multitudes that animated these mobilisations often claimed to speak in the name of 'the people', and they aspired to empowered forms of egalitarian self-government in common.Similar features have marked collective resistances from the Zapatistas and the Seattle protests onwards, giving rise to theoretical and practical debates over the importance of these ideological and political forms. By engaging with the controversy between the autonomous, biopolitical 'multitude' of Hardt and Negri and the arguments in favour of the hegemony of 'the people' advanced by J. Ranciere, E. Laclau, C. Mouffe and S. �i�ek the central aim of this book is to discuss these instances of collective mobilisation, to probe the innovative practices and ideas they have developed and to debate their potential to reinvigorate democracy whilst seeking something better than 'disaster capitalism'.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
ASHGATE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781409470526 Antall sider 266
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,7cm Vekt 612 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Giorgos Katsambekis
Emner og form Demonstrations & protest movements