9780823251360

Sovereignty and Its Other Toward the Dejustification of Violence

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  • ISBN13:

    9780823251360

  • ISBN10:

    0823251365

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-08-01
  • Publisher: Fordham University Press

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Summary

In this new book, Dimitris Vardoulakis asks how it is possible to think of a politics that is not commensurate with sovereignty. For such a politics, he argues, sovereignty is defined not in terms of the exception but as the different ways in which violence is justified. Vardoulakis shows how it is possible to deconstruct the various justifications of violence. Such de-justifications can only take place by presupposing an other to sovereignty, which Vardoulakis identifies with radical democracy. In doing so, Sovereignty and Its Other puts forward both a novel critique of sovereignty and an original philosophical theory of democratic practice.

Author Biography


Dimitris Vardoulakis is senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Western Sydney.

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