NSU Press (2011)

Ingerid S. Straume
University of Oslo
J. F. Humphrey
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Depoliticization: The Political Imaginary of Global Capitalism follows in the path blazed by Hannah Arendt and Cornelius Castoriadis, where politics is seen as a mode of freedom; the possibility for individuals to consciously and explicitly create the institutions of their own societies. Starting with such problem as: What is capital? How can we characterize the dominant economic system? What are the conditions for its existence, and how can we create alternatives?, the articles examine the central institutions of modern Western societies, market capitalism, representative liberal democracy, and science. To elucidate the problem of depoliticization, the authors engage a number of thinkers from Karl Marx, Max Weber, Thorstein Veblen to Cornelius Castoriadis, Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, and Stanley Kubrick.
Keywords Depoliticization  Global Capitalism  Hannah Arendt  Cornelius Castoriadis  Democracy  Karl Marx  Max Weber  Thorstein Veblen  Michel Foucault  Jacques Rancière
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