The multitude and hegemony

  • Andrew Knott

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This project critically interrogates the conceptualisation of the multitude in the works of Hardt and Negri. It challenges two of their central claims. Firstly, their assertion that early modernity is best understood through the lens of the conceptual battle between Hobbes and Spinoza, in terms of the people versus the multitude. Secondly, their contention that the multitude is the primary agent of radical politics in the twenty-first century.
Date of AwardAug 2011
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton
SupervisorMark Devenney (Supervisor)

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