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The Resource Greece and the reinvention of politics, Alain Badiou ; translated by David Broder

Greece and the reinvention of politics, Alain Badiou ; translated by David Broder

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Greece and the reinvention of politics
Title
Greece and the reinvention of politics
Statement of responsibility
Alain Badiou ; translated by David Broder
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In a series of seven trenchant interventions Alain Badiou analyses the decisive developments in Greece since 2011. Badiou considers this Mediterranean country 'a sort of open-air political lesson', with much to tell us about the wider situation. Greece is exemplary of 'our fundamental contradictions in Europe, which are also ultimately the fundamental contradictions of the world such as it is--the world served up to the authoritarian anarchy of capitalism.' Notwithstanding the Greeks' heartening opposition to the financial markets' hegemony, Badiou considers it also important to address the reasons why this opposition failed. 'Movementist' politics may arouse widespread sympathy, but for the French philosopher they have 'absolutely no effect other than to temporarily trap the movement in the negative weakness of its affects.' Badiou argues that a consequential opposition inspired by the emancipatory politics of the past--or by what he calls 'the communist hypothesis'--should set its compass by the 'orienting maxims' proposed in this book, defining a direction for political action" --
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Badiou, Alain
Dewey number
320.9495
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Greece
  • Greece
  • Greece
Label
Greece and the reinvention of politics, Alain Badiou ; translated by David Broder
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Questions of method -- Greece, the new imperial practices, and the reinvention of politics -- Democratic non-existence -- The contemporary impotence -- Eleven points inspired by the situation in Greece -- Eleven melancholic points regarding the development of the Greek situation -- On the supposed refugee crisis -- On politics today
Control code
1912373
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9781786634177
Lccn
2017038187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781786634177
  • (OCoLC)1008762785
Label
Greece and the reinvention of politics, Alain Badiou ; translated by David Broder
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Questions of method -- Greece, the new imperial practices, and the reinvention of politics -- Democratic non-existence -- The contemporary impotence -- Eleven points inspired by the situation in Greece -- Eleven melancholic points regarding the development of the Greek situation -- On the supposed refugee crisis -- On politics today
Control code
1912373
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9781786634177
Lccn
2017038187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781786634177
  • (OCoLC)1008762785

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