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Book review: Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri

Smeltzer, Joshua (2018) Book review: Assembly by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Democratic Audit Blog (10 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

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Why is it that so many revolutions and other social movements have seemingly failed to bring their emancipatory ideals into being? In response to this enduring question, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri offer Assembly, which inverts the traditional division of revolutionary labour to give strategic force to the assembly of the multitude. While the book aims to offer a blueprint for forms of collective organisation that can bring about a more democratic and just society, Joshua Smeltzer is unconvinced that the authors’ hollowing out of the traditional sphere of the political can deliver this social alternative.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 10:39
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2022 10:39

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