Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today: The Biopolitics of the Multitude versus the Hegemo
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Yayıncı Ashgate ( 04 / 2014 ) ISBN 9781409470526 | Ciltli | İngilizce | 266 Sayfa | Türler Siyaset Bilimi
The 'Arab spring', the Spanish 'Indignados', the Greek 'Aganaktismenoi' and the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement all share a number of distinctive traits. They made extensive use of social networking and were committed to the direct democratic participation of all as they co-ordinated and conducted their actions. Leaderless and self-organised, they were socially and ideologically heterogeneous, dismissing fixed agendas or ideologies. Still, the assembled multitudes that animated these mobilisations often claimed to speak in the name of 'the people', and they aspired to empowered forms of egalitarian self-government in common.Similar features have marked collective resistances from the Zapatistas and the Seattle protests onwards, giving rise to theoretical and practical debates over the importance of these ideological and political forms. By engaging with the controversy between the autonomous, biopolitical 'multitude' of Hardt and Negri and the arguments in favour of the hegemony of 'the people' advanced by J. Ranciere, E. Laclau, C. Mouffe and S. ï¿½iï¿½ek the central aim of this book is to discuss these instances of collective mobilisation, to probe the innovative practices and ideas they have developed and to debate their potential to reinvigorate democracy whilst seeking something better than 'disaster capitalism'.