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What is to be done?

by Alain Badiou | 04 December 2015
Category: Philosophy
Synopsis
The fall of the Berlin wall was seen by many as the final triumph of liberal democracy over communism. But now, in the wake of the great financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, things look a little different. New questions are arising about capitalism and democracy, new social movements are challenging established institutions and new political possibilities are emerging. Is democracy an inevitable hostage of capitalism, or can it reinvent itself to meet the challenge of globalization? In an exclusive, previously unpublished dialogue, Alain Badiou, a key figure of the radical left and a leading advocate of the communist idea, and Marcel Gauchet, a major exponent of anti-totalitarianism and a champion of liberal democracy, confront one another. Together, they take stock of history, interrogate one another�s views and defend their respective projects: on the one side, the revival of �the communist hypothesis,� and on the other, the radical reform of a contested democratic model.
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Synopsis
The fall of the Berlin wall was seen by many as the final triumph of liberal democracy over communism. But now, in the wake of the great financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, things look a little different. New questions are arising about capitalism and democracy, new social movements are challenging established institutions and new political possibilities are emerging. Is democracy an inevitable hostage of capitalism, or can it reinvent itself to meet the challenge of globalization? In an exclusive, previously unpublished dialogue, Alain Badiou, a key figure of the radical left and a leading advocate of the communist idea, and Marcel Gauchet, a major exponent of anti-totalitarianism and a champion of liberal democracy, confront one another. Together, they take stock of history, interrogate one another�s views and defend their respective projects: on the one side, the revival of �the communist hypothesis,� and on the other, the radical reform of a contested democratic model.
€56.00
168 Reward Points
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781509501700
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Published - 04/12/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Politics, All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Philosophy
No. of Pages - 160
Weight - 342
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 23
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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