Stasis Before the StateNine Theses on Agonistic Democracy

Stasis Before the StateNine Theses on Agonistic Democracy

Dimitris Vardoulakis

Print publication date: 2018

ISBN: 9780823277391

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Abstract

How is political change possible when even the most radical revolutions only reproduce sovereign power? Via the analysis of the contradictory meanings of stasis, Vardoulakis argues that the opportunity for political change is located in the agonistic relation between sovereignty and democracy and thus demands a radical rethinking.