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Debt society: Greece and the future of post-democracy

Dossier: The Greek Symptom: Debt, Crisis and the Crisis of the Left
by / RP 181 (Sept/Oct 2013) / Article, Dossier, The Greek Symptom

The passage from early to late modernity is generally associated with a gradual process of democratization, in both political and economic realms. Politically speaking, representative democracy has enjoyed an unprecedented global spread. In the West, especially, political and social rights seemed to have flourished until quite recently. Economically speaking, we have witnessed a ‘democratization of …


The poetry and prose of the Russian elections

by / RP 173 (May/Jun 2012) / Commentary

Between 10 December 2011, the day of the first mass protest against fraud in the recently held Russian parliamentary elections, and 4 March 2012, the day of the presidential vote, Moscow was a transformed place. The suffocating atmosphere of Putin’s rule was disturbed as if by a sudden breath of fresh air. People …


Noam Chomsky

Freedom and power
by and / RP 172 (Mar/Apr 2012) / Interview

Peter Hallward I’d like to start by asking you about some of your basic philosophical principles, starting with your understanding of human freedom and creativity. In the modern European tradition I’m most familiar with, freedom is a dominant philosophical theme from Descartes through Rousseau to Kant. With Kant we have an affirmation …


Demonomics

Leibniz and the antinomy of modern power
by / RP 168 (Jul/Aug 2011) / Article

The critical ethos that stands behind much of the most impressive and important work on modern forms of power seems to have constructed its own prison. A free and open concept of power – the concept that has guided so many enlightening histories of the present – has revealed itself as yet another technology of …


Risked democracy

Foucault, Castoriadis and the Greeks
by / RP 166 (Mar/Apr 2011) / Article

The delay involved in the publication of lectures or seminars has strange effects: what comes late and in a different time to its own is research and words which were caught up – more so than the books – in the historical circumstances of their elaboration; and the text that is finally published, with the …


Voting for hope

Elections in Haiti
by / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Commentary


A salutary shock for bien pensant Europe

by / RP 133 (Sep/Oct 2005) / Commentary


Democratic materialism and the materialist dialectic

by / RP 130 (Mar/Apr 2005) / Article


Agonized liberalism

The liberal theory of William E. Connolly
by / RP 127 (Sep/Oct 2004) / Article


Geographies of violence and democracy

Politics in Spain
by / RP 126 (Jul/Aug 2004) / Commentary


Remembering Adorno

by / RP 124 (Mar/Apr 2004) / Commentary


Indeterminate! Communism, Goethe University of Frankfurt, 7–9 November 2003

by / RP 124 (Mar/Apr 2004) / Conference Report


A new world art?

Documenting Documenta 11
by / RP 122 (Nov/Dec 2003) / Article


The paradox of ‘the people’

Cultural identity and European integration
by / RP 119 (May/Jun 2003) / Article


Globalization and modern philosophy

by / RP 119 (May/Jun 2003) / Article


The cosmopolitan paradox: Response to Robbins

With Reply to Chandler
by and / RP 118 (Mar/Apr 2003) / Article


In search of community

Mouffe, Wittgenstein and Cavell
by / RP 110 (Nov/Dec 2001) / Article


Dictators and democrats in Latin America

But can the poor tell the difference?
by / RP 104 (Nov/Dec 2000) / Commentary


Constitutional state and democracy

On Jürgen Habermas’s Between Facts and Norms
by / RP 096 (Jul/Aug 1999) / Article


Jacques Rancière

Democracy means equality
by / RP 082 (Mar/Apr 1997) / Interview