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Jean-Luc Nancy and Pierre-Philippe Jandin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823275403

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823275403.001.0001

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People and Democracy

People and Democracy

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(p.66) 4 People and Democracy
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The Possibility of a World
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Jean-Luc Nancy

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275403.003.0004

Nancy thinks about democracy by deconstructing the notion of a “people.” Nancy then suggests that a true notion of a “people” would depend on a people’s ability to make new declarations for itself and about itself—ones that have no ties to a superior authority or to outworn traditions.

Keywords:   democracy, Derrida, identity, people, sovereignty, trust

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