Insurgencies : Constituent Power and the Modern State

By (author) Antonio Negri , Foreword by Michael Hardt , Translated by Maurizia Boscagli


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New EditionIn the ten years since the initial publication of "Insurgencies," Antonio Negri's reputation as one of the world's foremost political philosophers has grown dramatically. An invigorating appraisal of revolutionary thought, Insurgencies is both the precursor to and the historical basis for Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt's masterwork, Empire.At the center of this book is the conflict between "constituent power," the democratic force of revolutionary innovation, and "constituted power," the fixed power of formal constitutions and central authority. This conflict, Negri argues, defines the drama of modern rebellions. Now with a foreword by Michael Hardt, "Insurgencies" leads to a new notion of how power and action must be understood if we are to achieve a democratic future.

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • 03 Dec 2009
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • Minneapolis
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0816667748
  • 9780816667741
  • 626,116

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Antonio Negri, who has taught at the University of Padua and the University of Paris, is the author of more than thirty books, including "Empire and Multitude," with Michael Hardt; "The Savage Anomaly" (Minnesota, 2000); and "In Praise of the Common," with Cesare Casarino (Minnesota, 2008). Michael Hardt is professor of literature at Duke University. He is the author of "Empire and Multitude," with Antonio Negri, as well as "Labor of Dionysus" and "Gilles Deleuze: An Apprenticeship in Philosophy," both published by the University of Minnesota Press.

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