Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Oct 2, , Brigitte Bargetz and others published Equaliberty: political essays. It could be asserted that the spectre of Equaliberty (Égaliberté) has haunted Étienne Balibar’s work for decades. Political Essays, transl. Equaliberty: Political Essays by ÉtienneBalibar(trans. James Ingram).Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp., £, ISBN.

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Hare – – Oxford University Press. It is helpful to clarify I and II separately, as each of them point to slightly different facets of equaliberty. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

If we think of Balibar’s engagement with the politics of Europe and the question of what it means to be European, then we immediately see the radicalism of such an argument, particularly in relation to attempts to legitimize European integration.

Characteristic is its inscription in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizenwhere equality and liberty were explicitly equated. Your email address will not be published. A different perspective on the crisis is provided by examining how it exacerbates the internal contradictions of social citizenship and, in particular, how the continuous progress of basic rights comes up against the articulation of individual autonomy.

The paradox Balibar asserts is both A and B are intertwined as one can only conceive of A on the grounds of B and vice versa. No keywords specified fix it. Equaliberty implies consequences on a material level despite its radical undetermination as a universal proposition Balibar Political Theory in Social and Political Philosophy.

James Ingram (ed.), Equaliberty: Political Essays – PhilPapers

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Andrei Pilitical – – Oup Usa. Etienne Balibar – – Iris. Furthermore, to authentically demand freedom universally is to demand freedom equally, meaning each individual is to be granted the same freedom. Balibar suggests we combine the ‘idea of this differential of insurrection and constitution with the representation of a community without unity, in a process of reproduction and transformation’ 9.


Equaliberty: Political Essays

We, the People of Europe?: It is aligned with two additional forms of universality: It hints at an aporetic condition determining the political field. Politics is constituted by an incessant encounter between its own egalitarian logic and a police logic perhaps especially revealed today in struggles over citizenship rights.

Balibar notes that outcomes of political struggles are always somewhat in-between radically atomistic societies reminiscent of possessively individualist states of quasi- war and total, reinforced homogeneity Balibar Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Balibar is certain that a realpolitik actualisation of either A or B could never be achieved irrespective of its particular counterpart Balibar The citizen of first modernity has a subjective possibility based on interiority and internalization of the law within self-consciousness and an objective possibility based on utilitarianism and observance of rules and conventions Constitutional and Political Theory: At the heart of the institution of citizenship lies a contradiction that is continually reproduced in relation to democracy.

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Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: Political Essays – PhilPapers

The last sections of the book illustrate this in practice as Balibar expands on topics that are perhaps more familiar to a contemporary audience — European citizenship, cultural and political issues, recent riots and the struggle for a democracy without exclusion. Hence Balibar engages positively with arguments such as Wendy Brown’s that see current events driven by market deregulation as well as constant interventions by the state into civil society in order to create citizens who are grounded in a logic of economic calculation European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 3: Democracy then rests on contingent foundations, and it necessarily does so.

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We will return to this problem, which becomes more illustrative with respect to the second juxtaposition. Find it on Scholar. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. This, fssays title of the collection, points to the constant tension between the concepts of freedom and equality, or between social rights and liberty.

Share with your friends. However, this violence is to be diminished via re-enactments of the political on the grounds of equaliberty. Sign in Create an account. This is perhaps the single most significant aspect of Balibar’s thinking insofar as it is able to provide an insight into contemporary forms of crisis that relates them right back to the problems of modernity, offering a significant alternative to traditional Marxist understandings without necessarily rejecting the significance of the economy.

Equaliberty itself is more of a proposition than a concept. Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 9: The confrontation of institutional logics, where law sanctions the universalizing force of obligation and social relations of forces including the moral and ideological, represents a permanent condition of politics