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    The Political Theology of Populism and the Case of the Front National.Ingeborg M. Bergem & Ragnar M. Bergem - 2018 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 45 (2):186-211.
    In this article, we investigate the political theology of populism and look at the case of the Front National. Considering the writings of Carl Schmitt and Ernesto Laclau, we trace the logical core of Schmitt’s political theology and show how it is integrated into theories of the political and Laclau’s theory of populism. We argue that the theologico-political core of populism is the simultaneous disavowal and imposition of mediation and that this stance leads to an increasing formalism. Looking at the (...)
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    The Logic of Representation in Political Rituals.Ragnar M. Bergem - 2018 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 79 (3):251-260.
    ABSTRACTPolitical rituals, like the sovereign acclamation described in Rousseau’s social contract, exhibit a logic of representation that seem to oscillate between presence and absence, and enact a problematic identification of the people as a multitude of individuals and as a whole. This article explores this logic of rituals by comparing problems of political representation in Rousseau and Agamben with the highest principle of Aristotle’s philosophy. It thus elucidates the problem of representation in rituals of political power.
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