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Agamben and Radical Politics
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Agamben and Radical Politics

Daniel McLoughlin

Abstract

Giorgio Agamben’s analysis of sovereignty was profoundly influential for critical theory as it grappled with issues of security and state violence in the wake of September 11 2001. Yet his work was criticised for its lack of attention to capitalism and liberal governmentality, and it was argued that he ignored the problem of political action. Issues of economy and political praxis have become even more urgent for critical theory over the past decade as it has confronted the crisis of neoliberal capitalism and an increasingly turbulent and populist politics. Agamben and Radical Politics suggest ... More

Keywords: Agamben, radical politics, economy, capitalism, praxis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474402637
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel McLoughlin, editor
University of New South Wales

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