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The jargon of exception—on Schmitt, Agamben and the absence of political society

Huysmans, Jef (2008). The jargon of exception—on Schmitt, Agamben and the absence of political society. International Political Sociology, 2(2) pp. 165–183.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-5687.2008.00042.x
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Abstract

The idiom of exception is again central to the politics of insecurity in Europe, the United States, and Australia. One of the key characteristics of the jargon of exception is its suppression of political renditions of the societal. In doing so, it eliminates one of the constituting categories of modern democratic politics, hence producing an impoverished and ultimately illusionary understanding of the processes of political contestation and domination.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1749-5687
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 12051
Depositing User: Jef Huysmans
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2008 09:11
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2013 10:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/12051
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