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The Post-Political and Its DiscontentsSpaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics$
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Japhy Wilson and Erik Swyngedouw

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748682973

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.001.0001

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Religious Antinomies of Post-Politics

Religious Antinomies of Post-Politics

Chapter:
(p.126) 6 Religious Antinomies of Post-Politics
Source:
The Post-Political and Its Discontents
Author(s):

Bülent Diken

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0007

The article discusses post-politics in relation to the contemporary ‘return’ of religion. I start with considering some of the paradoxes that are visible in the horizon of post-political society. The pivot around which this discussion is organized is the sovereignty-governmentality-visibility nexus. In this context I am especially interested in the relationship between sovereignty and governmentality, which takes the form of a disjunctive synthesis. Then, to articulate the religious motives that are constitutive of this paradoxical relationship, I turn to political and economic theology. To end with, I discuss capitalism as religion, linking this back to the concept of post-politics.

Keywords:   Post-politics, Religion, Sovereignty, Governmentality, Economic theology

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