Insurgencies: Constituent Power and the Modern State

Insurgencies: Constituent Power and the Modern State

Paperback Theory Out of Bounds (Paperback)

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

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  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 23mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 3 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Minneapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0816667748
  • ISBN 13: 9780816667741
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 576,810

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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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