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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. LSE Review of Books (31 Jan 2018). Website.

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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(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 23:16

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