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Stasis Before the State: Nine Theses on Agonistic Democracy

Dimitris Vardoulakis


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.

Keywords: agonistic democracy, biopolitics, Nicole Loraux, political theology, refugees, Carl Schmitt, sovereignty, Spinoza, stasis, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823277391
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823277391.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dimitris Vardoulakis, author
Western Sydney University