Towards an Improper Politics

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This book systematically introduces the idea of an improper politics, and characterises democratic politics as improper in a challenge to the proper bounds of reason, accepted behaviours and the policing of proper order. Mark Devenney contributes a conceptual vocabulary that engages with the politics of the proper, propriety and property from a post-foundational perspective. He argues that this triad is central to understanding the maintenance of global inequality, both economic and political.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781474454056
ISBN (Print)9781474454032
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2020


  • Hegemony
  • Improper
  • Property
  • Populism
  • Protest
  • Democracy
  • Capitalism


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