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The negative revolution : political subjectivity after the end of the Cold War /
Artemy Magun.
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New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013, c2013
description
280 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN
1441147551 (hbk.), 1441168087 (pbk.), 9781441129208 (ePDF), 9781441147554 (hbk.), 9781441156129 (ePub), 9781441168085 (pbk.)
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author
imprint
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013, c2013
isbn
1441147551 (hbk.)
1441168087 (pbk.)
9781441129208 (ePDF)
9781441147554 (hbk.)
9781441156129 (ePub)
9781441168085 (pbk.)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction Chapter 1. Russian Anti-Communist Revolution (1985-1999) and the French Revolution (1789-1799) Chapter 2. What does it mean to say "no"? Theories of negativity Chapter 3. Theories of revolution Conclusion Index.
abstract
"This thought-provoking work analyzes concrete political events and reinterprets key concepts in modern political science. Building on the works of Kant, Badiou, Adorno, Hegel, and more, it posits that the dynamics of revolution can be encapsulated in the concept of negation, since a revolution essentially negates "what is" by rejecting the power in place. The work argues that revolution is the true ground of Western democracy and that the proof of a true democracy is the activity of protest movements. It discusses how modern philosophy conceives political truth as revolutionary or eventful, and that one aspect of revolution is negativity, which fluctuates between inertia and melancholia. It examines the problem of revolution in the context of modern philosophy, providing a diagnosis of the historical developments since the fall of the Soviet Union to the Arab Spring, setting forth an original theory of revolution while shedding light on the notion of negativity in contemporary thought. This innovative work will appeal to anyone interested in political theory and political philosophy"--
catalogue key
9177124
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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