Towards an Improper Politics

Towards an Improper Politics

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This book systematically introduces the idea of an improper politics. Introducing a conceptual vocabulary, it engages with the politics of the proper, propriety and property from a post-foundational perspective. Mark Devenney argues that this triad is central to understanding the maintenance of global inequality, both economic and political. He characterises democratic politics as improper, challenging the proper bounds of reason, accepted behaviours, and the policing of proper order. The conceptualisation of democracy as an improper practice of equality accords a dignity to forms of politics often deemed marginal.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474454038
  • 9781474454032

About Mark Devenney

Mark Devenney is Principal Lecturer in Politics and Philosophy and Co-Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics at the University of Brighton.
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