For a politics of the common good

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ISBN
9781509535057
Nombre del producto:
For a politics of the common good
Peso:
N/D
Fecha de edición:
1 sept. 2019
Número de Edición:
1
Autor:
Engelmann, Peter / Badiou, Alain
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
128
Lugar de edición:
REINO UNIDO
Colección:
SIN COLECCIÓN
Encuadernación:
Rústica

This volume of conversations between Alain Badiou and Peter Engelmann focuses on the concrete political situation in the world of today. Here the validity and applicability of Badiou’s ideas are tested in relation to the great social and political problems of our time, including terrorism, migration, the surge in support for nationalist and populist parties and the growing gap between rich and poor. Badiou argues that in the age of today’s globalized capitalism, with its division of labour on a global scale and the worldwide interconnection of information through the Internet, there are no longer any national solutions.

Because nations and states lose meaning in favour of transnational corporations in globalized capitalism, resistance to capitalism must by definition be global too. Only a politics that defines itself as a politics for all and does not act in the interests of one particular group – whether a nation, religion or community of shared values – can lead the world out of the current crisis of globalized capitalism.

Contents

Foreword by Peter Engelmann

First Conversation
            The Situation of the Left Today and the Necessity of an Alternative
            The Democratic Discourse
            Communism as Modern Politics?

Second Conversation
            The New Imperialism
            Politics of Identity
            The Principle of the Common Good, or: Beyond the Economy

Afterword: On Trump

Notes

Alain Badiou, former Maoist and political activist, is a philosopher, mathematician and novelist. He lives in Paris.

Peter Engelmann is a publisher, philosopher and editor of numerous texts by French philosophers in the areas of postmodernism and deconstruction.

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