Towards an Improper Politics

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Abstract

This book systematically introduces the idea of an improper politics. It contributes a conceptual vocabulary which engages with the politics of the the proper, propriety and property from a post-foundational perspective. I argue that property, propriety and the proper are central to the maintenance of inequality, both economic and political. Second, I rethink democratic politics as improper. Improper political interventions challenge the proper bounds of reason, accepted ways of being, and the policing of what is deemed acceptable.Thinking democracy as an improper practice of equality accords a dignity to forms of politics often deemed marginal to the history of democratic politics.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages180
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Oct 2019

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Devenney, Mark. / Towards an Improper Politics. Edinburgh, 2019. 180 p.
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