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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The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie Murder Politics and Revenge in Nineteenth Century New Zealand

The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie  Murder  Politics and Revenge in Nineteenth Century New Zealand

Rape was at the head of the list but robbery was also considered seriously as well as a political motive that had Te ... that rape was the motive and Stannard the man had been shaken by news of Tuhi's arrest and his The many deaths 97.

Author: David Hastings

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 9781775588160

Category: History

Page: 240

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Dreadful murder at Opunake', said the Taranaki Herald, 'Shocking outrage', cried the Evening Post in Wellington when they learned in November 1880 that a young woman called Mary Dobie had been found lying under a flax bush near Opunake on the Taranaki coast with her throat cut so deep her head was almost severed. In the midst of tensions between Maori and Pakeha, the murder ignited questions: Pakeha feared it was an act of political terrorism in response to the state's determination to take the land of the tribes in the region. Maori thought it would be the cue for the state to use force against them, especially the pacifist settlement at Parihaka. Was it rape or robbery, was the killer Maori or Pakeha? In this book, David Hastings takes us back to that lonely road on the Taranaki coast in nineteenth-century New Zealand to unravels the many deaths of Mary Dobie - the murder, the social tensions in Taranaki, the hunt for the killer and the lessons that Maori and Pakeha learnt about the murder and about themselves.
Categories: History

The Many Faces of Political Islam

The Many Faces of Political Islam

Religion and Politics in Muslim Societies Mohammed Ayoob, Danielle Nicole Lussier. nomenon bent on implementing a single grand strategy? This is in part a function of many Western analysts' ignorance of Muslim societies and polities, ...

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

Democratic Reason

Democratic Reason

"--Jon Elster, Columbia University "Making an important contribution to democratic theory, this outstanding book takes seriously the possibility of popular rule and successful democratic decision making.

Author: Hélène Landemore

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691155654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. In Democratic Reason, Hélène Landemore demonstrates that the very factors behind the superiority of collective decision making add up to a strong case for democracy. She shows that the processes and procedures of democratic decision making form a cognitive system that ensures that decisions taken by the many are more likely to be right than decisions taken by the few. Democracy as a form of government is therefore valuable not only because it is legitimate and just, but also because it is smart. Landemore considers how the argument plays out with respect to two main mechanisms of democratic politics: inclusive deliberation and majority rule. In deliberative settings, the truth-tracking properties of deliberation are enhanced more by inclusiveness than by individual competence. Landemore explores this idea in the contexts of representative democracy and the selection of representatives. She also discusses several models for the "wisdom of crowds" channeled by majority rule, examining the trade-offs between inclusiveness and individual competence in voting. When inclusive deliberation and majority rule are combined, they beat less inclusive methods, in which one person or a small group decide. Democratic Reason thus establishes the superiority of democracy as a way of making decisions for the common good.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transforming World Politics

Transforming World Politics

This book provides a critical understanding of contemporary world politics by arguing that the neoliberal approach to international relations seduces many of us into investing our lives in projects of power and alienation.

Author: Anna M. Agathangelou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135979942

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book provides a critical understanding of contemporary world politics by arguing that the neoliberal approach to international relations seduces many of us into investing our lives in projects of power and alienation. These projects offer few options for emancipation; consequently, many feel they have little choice but to retaliate against violence with more violence. The authors of this pioneering work articulate worldism as an alternative approach to world politics. It intertwines non-Western and Western traditions by drawing on Marxist, postcolonial, feminist and critical security approaches with Greek and Chinese theories of politics, broadly defined. The authors contend that contemporary world politics cannot be understood outside the legacies of these multiple worlds, including axes of power configured by gender, race, class, and nationality, which are themselves linked to earlier histories of colonizations and their contemporary formations. With fiction and poetry as exploratory methods, the authors build on their ‘multiple worlds’ approach to consider different sites of world politics, arguing that a truly emancipatory understanding of world politics requires more than just a shift in ways of thinking; above all, it requires a shift in ways of being. Transforming World Politics will be of vital interest to students and scholars of International Relations, Political Science, Postcolonial Studies, Social Theory, Women's Studies, Asian Studies, European Union and Mediterranean Studies, and Security Studies.
Categories: Political Science

Prophet of Decline

Prophet of Decline

The monumental work launched a seminal attack on the idea of progress and supplanted the outmoded Eurocentric understanding of history.

Author: John Farrenkopf

Publisher:

ISBN: 0807126535

Category: History

Page: 304

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"Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) is best known for The Decline of the West, in which he propounded his pathbreaking philosophy of world history and penetrating diagnosis of the crisis of modernity." "In Prophet of Decline, John Farrenkopf takes advantage of the perspective the new millennium provides to reassess this visionary thinker and his challenging ideas on history, politics, and modern civilization. Farenkopf's assessment ranges widely, covering Spengler's ideas on democracy, capitalism, science and technology, cities, Western art, social change, and human exploitation of the environment. He also illuminates the implications of Spengler's thought for contemplating from a fresh view-point the future of the United States, the leading power of the West." "Farrenkopf proves that the conventional picture of Spengler as a consistently antidemocratic thinker is not only simplistic, but erroneous. Drawing upon Spengler's private papers, he advances a bold new interpretation of the evolution of Spengler's political thought, uncovering an early phase, in the years before Germany's traumatic defeat in World War I during which Spengler was a conservative advocate of the quasi-democratization of the Second Reich. He examines Spengler's relationship to German historicism, his place in the German traditions of cultural pessimism and Realpolitik, and his critical stance toward Nazism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: History

The Political History of the Devil The Whole Interspers d with Many of the Devil s Adventures To which is Added a Description of the Devil s Dwelling Vulgarly Call d Hell The Fifth Edition By Daniel Defoe

The Political History of the Devil     The Whole Interspers d with Many of the Devil s Adventures     To which is Added  a Description of the Devil s Dwelling  Vulgarly Call d Hell  The Fifth Edition   By Daniel Defoe

... by the Depth of their Politics , and the Height of their Elevations , might be fufpected , and might give us room to charge them with Subterranean Intelligence ; I say , it might ... X. of the various Methods the Devil takes CH A7 .

Author: Daniel Defoe

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ISBN: BL:A0019771792

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Page: 351

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Politics and Fate

Politics and Fate

This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of politics, public affairs and political thought.

Author: Andrew Gamble

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745621678

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Politics was once regarded as an activity which could give human societies control over their fate. However, there is now a deep pessimism about the ability of human beings to control anything very much, least of all through politics. This new fatalism about the human condition claims that we are living in the iron cages erected by vast impersonal forces arising from globalization and technology: a society that is both anti-political and unpolitical, a society without hope or the means either to imagine or promote an alternative future. It reflects the disillusion of political hopes in liberal and socialist utopias in the twentieth century and a widespread disenchantment with the grand narratives of the Enlightenment about reason and progress, and with modernity itself. The most characteristic expression of this disenchantment is the endless discourses on endism - the end of history, the end of ideology, the end of the nation-state, the end of authority, the end of government, the end of the public realm, the end of politics itself - all have been proclaimed in recent years. Andrew Gamble's new book argues against the fatalism implicit in so many of these discourses, as well as against the fatalism that has always been present in many of the central discourses of modernity. It sets out a defence of politics and the political, explains why we cannot do without politics, and probes the complex relationship between politics and fate, and the continuing and necessary tension between them. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of politics, public affairs and political thought.
Categories: Political Science

The Many Faces of Political Violence

The Many Faces of Political Violence

... The Many Faces of Political Violence The modern era's Great Power Peace has come under severestrain in recent years. In Asia, China is increasingly flexing its military muscle in the Pacific region— much to the dismay of many of its ...

Author: Tim Sweijs

Publisher: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

ISBN: 9789492102522

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Page: 31

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The modern era’s Great Power Peace has come under severe strain in recent years. The seams of the western-based world political order have stretched to the point of breaking, with non-state actors rising in response to exploit the global climate of paralysis and uncertainty. Indeed, violence levels are at historically high levels that haven’t been seen since 2004. But what does the violence waged on Europe’s borders mean for European citizens and their leaders? HCSS has analyzed trends in political violence using various open-data sources and provides a forecast of civil war onset risk for the year 2017 using in-house forecasting models based on rich quantitative datasets and complex theoretical frameworks. This study is part of the 2016-2017 HCSS StratMon.
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