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Constituent Power from Cultural Practice: Implications from the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupation

Juho Turpeinen

in Constituent Power: Law, Popular Rule and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474454971
eISBN:
9781474490733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Sovereignty as cultural practice can explain the possibility of the people as the subject of constituent power. I transpose Panu Minkkinen’s division of theories of sovereignty onto the cultural ... More


An Answer to the Question: “What Is Enthusiasm?”

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter analyzes the broad history and philosophy of enthusiasm from the Antinomian Crisis of 1636-1638 in colonial America to the revolutionary Enlightenment at the end of the eighteenth ... More


Introduction: Magical Government

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction discusses the simultaneous decline of magic and absolute sovereignty and the rise of new forms of power described by Michel Foucault as governmentality or biopolitics. Discussing ... More


The Politics of Form Council Democracy between Transformatory Politics and Political Form

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The last chapter of the book synthesises the discussions of the relation between constituent power, freedom, and institutional politics throughout the book. The chapter argues that it is one thing to ... More


Between Liberal Constitutionalism and Permanent Revolution Arendt’s Republic of Councils

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

in Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reconstructs Hannah Arendt’s theory of council democracy, as it is primarily developed in her twin study of the American and French Revolution in On Revolution (1963). According to ... More


Visions of Council Democracy: Castoriadis, Lefort, Arendt

Benjamin Ask Popp-Madsen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456319
eISBN:
9781474496353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456319.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the historical emergence of the council system in Russia and Germany by the end of the First World War, it reconstructs the intellectual history of council democracy in 20th ... More


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