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Space, politics, and the political

Dikec, Mustafa (2005). Space, politics, and the political. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 23(2) pp. 171–188.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d364t
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Abstract

In this paper I offer a reading of Jacques Ranciere's conceptualization of politics, and consider its implications for the links between space, politics, and the political. I provide an overview of Ranciere's conceptualizations of 'the police, politics, and the political, and try to recover the spatiality of these notions. Based on this overview, the argument pursued in the paper is that space does not become political just by virtue of being full of power or competing interests. It becomes political by becoming the place where a wrong can be addressed and equality can be demonstrated. This definition makes space not only an integral element of the defining moment of the political, but an integral element of the disruption of the normalized order of domination as well.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 Pion
ISSN: 0263-7758
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 18217
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2009 09:25
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 15:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18217
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