Angelaki 18 (3):1-12 (2013)

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Greg Bird
Wilfrid Laurier University
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This article underlines and draws attention to critical insights that Esposito makes regarding the prospects of rethinking community in a globalized world. Alongside Agamben and Nancy, Esposito challenges the property prejudice found in mainstream models of community. In identity politics, collective identity is converted into a form of communal property. Borders, sovereign territories, and exclusive rights are fiercely defended in the name of communal property. Esposito responds to this problem by developing what I call a “deontological communal contract” where being and ethics are prioritized over having and economics. I examine this new perspective on community in relation to mainstream models found in contemporary and classical social theory.
Keywords Communitarianism  Positive Liberty  Deontology  Biopolitics  Republicanism
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DOI 10.1080/0969725X.2013.834661
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The Social Contract.Jean-Jacques Rousseau - 1950 - New York: Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Bíos: Biopolitics and Philosophy.Roberto Esposito - 2008 - Univ of Minnesota Press.

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