In this new and highly original work Ernesto Laclau continues the philosophical and political exploration initiated in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, New. In this highly original work Ernesto Laclau continues the philosophical and political exploration initiated in Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Here he focuses on. A philosophical and political exploration of the construction of popular identities In this highly original and influential work, Ernesto Laclau focuses.

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Set up a giveaway. See all books by Ernesto Laclau. This is the second or third text I’ve read from Pn on political theory, all of which I’ve really enjoyed. I think his points about Zizek’s eclecticism and reluctance to advance an actual program of resistance are solid hits, although Laclau occasionally distorts or misreads Zizek’s claims.

Hegemony And Socialist Strategy: Moreover, ernesgo Laclau’s theory would indicate an inverse relationship between neoliberalism and neopopulism because the closer a movement or regime comes to the pole of administration, the further it moves from populismin fact the experience of a region such as Latin America has been the opposite, that the two go quite comfortably hand in hand.

Laclau’s theory of populism never escapes from the logic it sets out to analyze. Selected pages Title Page.

On Populist Reason

Laclau’s diction swings from didactic and clear, even when expressing complicated concepts, to sometimes being needlessly abstruse. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Razmig Keucheyan on llaclau theory today There is a famous line in Lenin saying that “without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement.

It is difficult not to be bowled over by the elegance and seductiveness of his writing. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Indeed, this synecdochic substitution is doubled: Laclau would reject any distinction between discursive strategies and institutional arrangements. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. But as discourse becomes “co-extensive with the social” so it also becomes co-extensive with the ppopulist, while the political is equivalent to hegemonic struggle, and hegemony is nothing but the logic of populism.


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Populism, therefore, follows a logic of equivalence and antagonism, whereby a part or part object comes to stand in for the whole. Discourse is, therefore, “the primary terrain of the constitution of objectivity as such” p. As such, and despite their theoretical intent, they offer little more than empirical detail about the case studies they examine which run from William Hague’s attempt to remodel the British Conservative Party to debates within the South African anti-apartheid popuist.

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Why he reaosn the need to restate this difference as a misreading of him was a bit puzzling and just seemed bitter. Verso; Reprint edition September 17, Language: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Laclau is a theoretical systems builder, and over the past thirty years has developed an increasingly intricate theoretical architecture from the remarkably simple building blocks offered by Saussurean linguistics.

Contents Populism Ambiguities and Paradoxes.

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For a Left Populism. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the question reasoh political identities in present-day societies. Sep 17, Pages Buy. Thus although he refers to the “entirely opposite political signs” of distinct populist movements Populism and the Mirror of Democracyp. Indeed, at times it suffers from extraordinary circularity, as the structure of Laclau’s own discourse mimics the structure that it claims to discover in the social world that it purports to explain.

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On Populist Reason is essential reading for all those interested in the question of political identities in the present day. In Praise of Disobedience. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The People and the Discursive Production of Emptiness. English Choose a language for shopping. Equivalence and difference will each play their part in any social organization, for pure politics in which the differential particularity of each part would disappear is as inconceivable as pure administration in which there would be no equivalences between particularities.

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By this, I mean that Laclau argues that there is no “fundamental” motor of history OR political struggle – he rejects things like “class struggle” or “working class” as being irreducible elements of politics, emphasizing instead that nearly any political issue can become an “empty signifier” a hegemonic signifier that represents a whole series of different political reaaon.

In each case, however, such theorists are evaluated mainly for the extent to which their work resonates or diverges with Laclau’s own framework. Ships from and sold by Amazon. But he also reveals the limits of that politics, not least the way in which it defuses and undoes political difference.

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