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The Post-Political and Its Discontents
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The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Japhy Wilson and Erik Swyngedouw

Abstract

Our age is celebrated as the triumph of liberal democracy. Old ideological battles have been decisively resolved in favour of freedom and the market. We are told that we have moved ‘beyond left and right’; that we are ‘all in this together’. Any remaining differences are to be addressed through expert knowledge, consensual deliberation and participatory governance. Yet the ‘end of history’ has also been marked by widespread disillusion with mainstream politics and a rise in nationalist and religious fundamentalisms. And now an explosion of popular protests is challenging technocratic regulatio ... More

Keywords: Post-politics, The post-political, Post-democracy, Depoliticisation, Repoliticisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748682973
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Japhy Wilson, editor
University of Manchester

Erik Swyngedouw, editor
University of Manchester

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