Apparatuses of (De-)politicization: Contemporary Socio-Political Movements and the Neoliberal Transformation of Politics

dc.contributor.advisorTopolski, A.R.
dc.contributor.advisorBakker, F.A.
dc.contributor.authorKeulemans, Th.
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I take issue with proposals that advocate overcoming the crisis of political representation by democratizing structures of representation as to include the people in processes of decision-making. These accounts, I argue, neglect taking into account the depoliticizing neoliberal transformations of liberal democratic government and its subjects. I argue that horizontalizing representation can be a means of re-politicization – as part of a more fundamental project of re-politicizing society and life – but must not be taken as a sufficient goal in itself. Rather, I argue that our primary focus should be on re-politicizing spaces to facilitate the generation of political thought and action and thus allow for the re-politicization of subjects capable of bearing the responsibility of inclusive forms of representation.en_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationSocial and Political Philosophyen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammePhilosophy: Research Masteren_US
dc.titleApparatuses of (De-)politicization: Contemporary Socio-Political Movements and the Neoliberal Transformation of Politicsen_US
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