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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 …


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

To judge the significance of the French and Dutch rejections of the so-called EU Constitution, we need some assessment of what the nature of the current EU project actually is. Mainstream academic answers to this question take for granted two ideas about the EU: first, that there has been a basic continuity of the EU …

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

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

Red alert in cyberspace!

by / RP 074 (Nov/Dec 1995) / Commentary