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A differing shade of green

by / RP 179 (May/Jun 2013) / Review

Adrian Parr, The Wrath of Capital: Neoliberalism and Climate Change Politics, Columbia University Press, New York, 2013. 224 pp., £20.50 hb., 978 0 23115 828 2.

This book is a welcome addition to the spate of recent books on the ecological and resource calamities currently facing the planet. Unlike so many others – one …

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 …


WikiLeaks and the Assange papers
by / RP 166 (Mar/Apr 2011) / Commentary

Years ago, Julian Assange considered solutions for an unusual problem, the kind of thing cryptographers discuss: how can you make sure a message only becomes readable at a certain time, not before, such that no human frailty or mechanical error interferes with the schedule? He came up with three answers, which display his knack for …

Theatre and the public

Badiou, Rancière, Virno
by / RP 157 (Sep/Oct 2009) / Article

Gramsci and the political

From the state as ‘metaphysical event’ to hegemony as ‘philosophical fact’
by / RP 153 (Jan/Feb 2009) / Article

Exile, war and democracy

An exemplary sequence
by / RP 152 (Nov/Dec 2008) / Article

The question we want to pose is this: how do we open up a field of democratic politics as we emerge from terror and war?

In my exposition I will start where the previous speaker, Feinemann,1 left off as he endorsed the categories that Peron had taken from Clausewitz to move from the discussion of …

Counterterrorism legislation and the US state form

Authoritarian statism, phase 3
by / RP 151 (Sep/Oct 2008) / Article

Whatever happened to martial law?

Detainees and the logic of emergency
by / RP 143 (May/Jun 2007) / Article

Began teaching the detainee lessons such as stay,come, and bark to elevate his social status up tothat of a dog. Detainee became very agitated.– Guantánamo guard diary entry, 20 December 2002

What is a detainee? The term has been given a new lease of life as a result of the authoritarianism that has followed the …

The politics of equal aesthetic rights

Dossier: Spheres of action - Art and politics
by / RP 137 (May/Jun 2006) / Article, Dossier, Spheres of action - Art and politics

The exemplary exception

Philosophical and political decisions in Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer
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

What is living and what is dead in Swedish social democracy?

by / RP 117 (Jan/Feb 2003) / Article

The end of politics

Culture, nation and other fundamentalisms
by / RP 112 (Mar/Apr 2002) / Article

Art, politics and provincialism

by / RP 106 (Mar/Apr 2001) / Commentary

The constitution of society

Pinochet, postdictatorship and the multitude
by / RP 105 (Jan/Feb 2001) / Article

Dictators and democrats in Latin America

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

Levinas’s political judgement

The Esprit articles 1934–1983
by / RP 104 (Nov/Dec 2000) / Article

Radicalism and philosophy

by / RP 103 (Sep/Oct 2000) / Article

Third Way or Réalisme de Gauche?

The new social democracy in France
by / RP 101 (May/Jun 2000) / Commentary

Self help

Clinton, Blair and the politics of personal responsibility
by / RP 101 (May/Jun 2000) / Article