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R a d i c a l p h i l o s o p h y

a j o u r n a l o f s o c i a l i s t a n d f e m i n i s t p h i l o s o p h yPublished by Radical Philosophy Ltd.www.radicalphilosophy.com

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Editorial collective

Claudia Aradau, Matthew Charles,

David Cunningham, Howard Feather,

Peter Hallward, Esther Leslie, Stewart Martin, Mark Neocleous, Peter Osborne,

Stella Sandford, Chris Wilbert

Contributors andrew mcgettigan

holds a PhD from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP). He lives in North London and writes on the arts and education.

Mark neocleous

is Professor of the Critique of Political Economy and Head of Department of Politics & History at Brunel University,

London. He is the author of Critique of Security (2008).

Alain de libera

was Professor of the History of Medieval Philosophy, University of Geneva, 1997–2008, and is currently a director of studies at the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE), Paris. He is the author of numerous books, translations and critical editions. His co-authored entry ‘Subject’ in the Vocabulaire Européen des Philosophies was translated in RP 138 (July/August 2006).

François cusset

is the author of French Theory: How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States (2008).

Michèle Riot-Sarcey

is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Paris VIII, Saint-Denis. Her books include Le réel de l’utopie (1998) and Histoire du féminisme (2002). She is the co-editor of 1848: La révolution oubliée (2008).

Éric alliez

is Professeur de Philosophie et Créations Contemporaines en Art at the University of Paris VIII, Saint-Denis, and a professor in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP),

Kingston University London. His essay, ‘What Is – and What is Not – Contemporary French Philosophy, Today?’ appeared in RP 161 (May/June 2010).

Commentary

‘New Providers’: The Creation of a Market in Higher Education

andrew mcGettigan …………………………………………………………………………… 2

The Smell of Power: A Contribution to the Critique of the Sniffer Dog

mark Neocleous …………………………………………………………………………………. 9dOSSiER From Structure to Rhizome: Transdisciplinarity in French Thought (2)

Subject (Re-/decentred)

alain de libera …………………………………………………………………………………. 15

Theory (Madness of)

François Cusset ……………………………………………………………………………….. 24

History (Problem with)

michèle Riot-Sarcey …………………………………………………………………………. 31

Rhizome (With no return)

Éric alliez …………………………………………………………………………………………. 36REviEwS

Maurice Blanchot, Political Writings, 1953–1993

howard Caygill…………………………………………………………………………………. 43

Diana Coole and Samantha Frost, eds, New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics

Keith ansell Pearson ………………………………………………………………………… 46

Chris Harman, Zombie Capitalism: Global Crisis and the Relevance of Marx John Holloway, Crack Capitalism

howard Feather ……………………………………………………………………………….. 48

Michael D. Gordin, Helen Tilley and Gyan Prakash, eds, Utopia/Dystopia: Conditions of Historical Possibility

Caroline Edwards …………………………………………………………………………….. 51

Jeffrey Edward Green, The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

william E. Scheuerman …………………………………………………………………… 54

Theodor W. Adorno, Guilt and Defence: On the Legacies of National Socialism in Postwar Germany

Thomas Klikauer ………………………………………………………………………………. 56

Rebecca E. Karl, Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-century World

harriet Evans ……………………………………………………………………………………. 57

Geoffrey R. Skoll, Social Theory of Fear: Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist World

mark Neocleous ……………………………………………………………………………….. 60ObiTuaRy

A Mother’s Thought: Sara Ruddick, 1935–2011

lisa baraitser …………………………………………………………………………………… 61NEwS

For a New Europe: University Struggles Against Austerity

Stacy douglas ………………………………………………………………………………….. 63

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