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Ethics and Politics after Poststructuralism: Levinas, Derrida and Nancy

Madeleine Fagan


This book offers a distinctive theoretical approach to the problem of ethics and responsibility in the study of Politics and International Relations. The book asks what post-foundational accounts of ethics mean for practical politics: can we think about politics without an appeal to foundational ethics, and what might this politics look like? Drawing on the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy, Ethics and Politics after Poststructuralism puts forward a radical and far-reaching critique of both foundational and non-foundational ethical theory. The ‘ethical’, the book arg ... More

Keywords: Poststructuralism, ethics, politics, Levinas, Derrida, Nancy, International Relations, post-foundational, practice, responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748685134
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madeleine Fagan, author
University of Warwick