Politics of the Many

Politics of the Many

The first section, 'The One, the Many and the Multitude' presents theoretical elaborations around these three categories of philosophical and political thought. The subsequent section, 'Towards a Politics of the Many', theorizes current ...

Author: Benjamin Halligan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350105638

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Politics of the Many draws inspiration from Percy Bysshe Shelley's celebrated call to arms: 'Ye are many – they are few!' This idea of the Many, as a general form of emancipatory subjectivity that cannot be erased for the sake of the One, is the philosophical and political assumption shared by contributors to this book. They raise questions of collective agency, and its crisis in contemporary capitalism, via new engagements with Marxist philosophy, psychoanalysis, theories of social reproduction and value-form, and post-colonial critiques, and drawing on activist thought and strategies. This book interrogates both established and emergent formations of the Many (the people, classes, publics, crowds, masses, multitudes), tracing their genealogies, their recent failures and victories, and their potentials to change the world. The book proposes and explores an intense and provoking series of new or reinvented concepts, figures, and theoretical constellations, including dividuality, the centaur, unintentional vanguard, insomnia at work, always-on capitalism, multitude (from its 'voiding' to a '(non)emergence'), crowds, necropolitics, and the link between political subjectivity and value-form. The contributors to Politics of the Many are both acclaimed and emergent thinkers including Carina Brand, Rebecca Carson, Luhuna Carvalho, Lorenzo Chiesa, Jodi Dean, Dario Gentili, Benjamin Halligan, Marc James Léger, Paul Mazzocchi, Alexei Penzin, Stefano Pippa, Gerald Raunig, and Stevphen Shukaitis.
Categories: Philosophy

So Many False Dawns in British Politics

So Many False Dawns in British Politics

For a start, I would suggest that it is inefficient for MPs to be without access to various forms of ... format of the House of Commons in Westminster, or be a fan-shaped, “consensus” auditorium reflecting the whole political spectrum.

Author: Anthony Owen

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780954892340

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Government and Politics of the United States

Government and Politics of the United States

urban politicians . Again , many of the built - up areas outside the core cities are separately incorporated and are thus exempt from the possibility of annexation by the parent city . Some metropolitan areas such as the city of Miami ...

Author: William C. Havard

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015215638

Category: United States

Page: 246

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Categories: United States

The Many Faces of Political Islam

The Many Faces of Political Islam

It does so by demonstrating that the Islamic religious tradition is no different from many others in terms of wrestling with the issue of religion in politics and politics in religion. It explores the multiple voices that claim to speak ...

Author: Mohammed Ayoob

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780472037650

Category: Islam

Page: 258

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"Analysts and pundits from across the American political spectrum describe Islamic fundamentalism as one of the greatest threats to modern, Western-style democracy. Yet very few non-Muslims would be able to venture an accurate definition of political Islam. Mohammed Ayoob's The Many Faces of Political Islam thoroughly describes the myriad manifestations of this rising ideology and analyzes its impact on global relations"--
Categories: Islam

Politics and Structure

Politics and Structure

They believe that economic growth will solve many of the problems faced by the poor. Because of their position, conservatives are accused of being hardhearted and short-sighted in their approach to the disadvantaged.

Author: Robert E. O'Connor

Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole

ISBN: IND:39000004789272

Category: United States

Page: 238

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Categories: United States

Studies in Political Science

Studies in Political Science

The primary criterion for admission of a novel to this group was the portrayal of political acts, so many of them that they formed the novel's main theme or, in some cases, a major theme. These acts are not always obvious ones like ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435063210694

Category: Political science

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Categories: Political science

The Politics and Policies of Sub Saharan Africa

The Politics and Policies of Sub Saharan Africa

The fact that Uganda has experienced more political stability and substantial economic growth under a no-party system, than many other African countries that have adopted multiparty regimes, warrants a critical examination of its ...

Author: Robert A. Dibie

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UVA:X004592076

Category: Political Science

Page: 366

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This book attempts to correct the impression created by Western media that Sub-Saharan Africa is in a state of anarchy. The text analyzes and shows that while many Sub-Saharan African nations are experiencing the worst time of their history, others are enjoying their best times. Thus, the text argues that although some parts of Africa are experiencing crisis, the continent is also a fine region of major new experiments in governance, peace building and free market transformation programs. Finally, the text focuses some of its analyses on the colonial legacy, economic and ethnic transformation, indigenous institutions and other forces that seem to influence the governance of Sub-Saharan African nations.
Categories: Political Science

Political Ethics and Public Office

Political Ethics and Public Office

But whatever its motives, moral talk makes a difference in politics. At least, many politicians evidently believe that some citizens powerful enough to cause them political trouble think that it makes a difference, and that is enough to ...

Author: Dennis Frank Thompson

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002682764

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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Are public officials morally justified in threatening violence, engaging in deception, or forcing citizens to act for their own good? Can individual officials be held morally accountable for the wrongs that governments commit? Dennis Thompson addresses these questions by developing a conception of political ethics that respects the demands of both morality and politics. He criticizes conventional conceptions for failing to appreciate the difference democracy makes, and for ascribing responsibility only to isolated leaders or to impersonal organizations. His book seeks to recapture the sense that men and women, acting for us and together with us in a democratic process, make the moral choices that govern our public life. Thompson surveys ethical conflicts of public officials over a range of political issues, including nuclear deterrence, foreign intervention, undercover investigation, bureaucratic negligence, campaign finance, the privacy of officials, health care, welfare paternalism, drug and safety regulation, and social experimentation. He views these conflicts from the perspectives of many different kinds of public officials - elected and appointed executives at several levels of government, administrators, judges, legislators, governmental advisers, and even doctors, lawyers, social workers, and journalists whose professional roles often thrust them into public life. In clarifying the ethical problems faced by officials, Thompson combines theoretical analysis with practical prescription, and begins to define a field of inquiry for which many have said there is a need but to which few have yet contributed. Philosophers, political scientists, policy analysts, sociologists, lawyers, and other professionals interested in ethics in government will gain insight from this book.
Categories: Political Science

Politicians and Party Politics

Politicians and Party Politics

Many of its insights remain to be adequately mined — for example, a profoundly subversive, six-page critique of the validity of the fixed-choice survey items that are the basis of the great bulk of existing survey-based studies of ...

Author: John Gray Geer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047131993

Category: Political Science

Page: 385

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The study of political parties has usually focused on the organizations themselves and their roles in government and politics. Politicians and Party Politics shifts the spotlight to the individuals who make up political parties -- the politician as member of a political party, the politician as part of the political process, and the politician in relation to his or her constituents. With thirteen essays from a distinguished group of contributors, this volume examines how politicians as party members motivate voters, how they conduct campaigns, and how they behave in government. With interests ranging from public opinion research to democratic theory, the contributors bring a wide array of new theories and new data to bear on age-old problems. They offer a new way to think about party coalitions, question the benefits of two-party competition, and focus on politics as a vocation. By putting the politician center stage and examining issues from a variety of viewpoints, this insightful volume advances the argument that, to understand party politics, one must understand the motives and actions of politicians themselves. Contributors: Larry M. Bartels, Robert A. Dahl, James DeNardo, John G. Geer, Fred I. Greenstein, Ikuo Kabashima, Stanley Kelley, Jr., Jonathan S. Krasno, David R. Mayhew, Walter F. Murphy, Gerald M. Pomper, Thomas R. Rochon, Carol M. Swain, and John Zaller
Categories: Political Science