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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 …


Political theology, religious fundamentalism and modern politics

by / RP 171 (Jan/Feb 2012) / Article

In order to define a single and indivisible sovereign political power, Western modernity needed to separate itself from the ecclesiastical power that impeded this unity and indivisibility. Consequently, public expressions of religion were placed under the control of rulers and intimate expressions were relegated to the private realm. This task was broadly supported …


Sovereign democracy

Dictatorship over capitalism in contemporary Russia
by and / RP 159 (Jan/Feb 2010) / Article

Sovereign democracy and Russian capitalism


The absent philosopher-prince

Thinking political philosophy with Olympe de Gouges
by / RP 158 (Nov/Dec 2009) / Article

Since the publication of Olivier Blanc’s biography of Olympe de Gouges and the first collection of her texts, compiled and edited by Benoîte Groult,1 dozens of articles on various aspects of de Gouges’s work have been published. All of them share the assumption that the author of this work was a fascinating figure of the …


The promise of justice

by / RP 143 (May/Jun 2007) / Article


Vocabulary of European Philosophies, Part 1 (Subject)

Subject
by , , and / RP 138 (Jul/Aug 2006) / Article

Étienne Balibar, Barbara Cassin, Alain de Libera

Introduction by Peter Osborne.


Antonio Negri and Danilo Zolo

Empire and the multitude: A dialogue on the new order of globalization
by and / RP 120 (Jul/Aug 2003) / Interview

Danilo Zolo For a long time I resisted the calls, from many quarters, to publicly debate Empire, the book you co-authored with Michael Hardt, which has prompted a debate of exceptional scope and intensity on both sides of the Atlantic. I was inhibited by a sense of impotence before such a complex, ambitious and extensive …


The exemplary exception

Philosophical and political decisions in Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer
by / RP 119 (May/Jun 2003) / Article


The fate of the body politic

by / RP 108 (Jul/Aug 2001) / Article


Globalization and Exceptional Powers

The Erosion of Liberal Democracy
by / RP 093 (Jan/Feb 1999) / Article

A growing number of progressive intellectuals now claim that the transnational character of many present-day political tasks overwhelms the existing capacities of liberal democracy. The ongoing internationalization of capitalist production and financial markets, unparalleled movements of immigrants and refugees across borders, the spectre of ecological disaster: the global character of each of these problems allegedly …


Globalization?

by / RP 080 (Nov/Dec 1996) / Commentary


Friend or enemy? Reading Schmitt politically

by / RP 079 (Sep/Oct 1996) / Article

The debates concerning a ‘crisis’ in social theory in recent years have been partly generated by those socialists for whom old certainties now appear naive and the theoretical foundations of a socialist approach to history and society obliterated. In this context some have looked to new approaches discourse theory, poststructuralism, deconstruction, rational choice theory, to …


Politics Re-entered

The State in its Place
by / RP 041 (Autumn 1985) / Article


Michel Foucault

Prison Talk
by and / RP 016 (Spring 1977) / Interview

This interview dates from June 1975 when Michel Foucault published Surveiller et Punir (Surveillance and punishment), subtitled: Naissance ‘de la Prison (Birth of the Prison). This book can be seen as forming a trilogy with Foucault’s Madness and Civilisation (1961) and Birth of the Clinic (1963); each work traces the genealogy of an institution (asylum, …