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Rancière produces a theory of democracy that is both constraining and destabilizing. He scathingly counters critics of the unrestrained liberty of democratic politics, of political action without any claim to legitimacy. Rancière claims that those who seek to foundationalize politics in ethics or reason are in fact afraid of unpredictable democracy and if they seek to maintain an illusory authority, then perhaps they should be. 

Review: Hatred of Democracy

User Review  - Jonfaith - Goodreads

Therein lies the scandal: the scandal for well-to-do people unable to accept that their birth, their age, or their science has to bow before the law of chance; scandal too for those men of God who ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lazaros Karavasilis - Goodreads

Not as impressive as i thought it would be. This is my first book written by Ranciere and i have gained some negative assumptions about his theory on democracy. First of all, one thing that should be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Phoebe Saad - Goodreads

One of the best books written about the criticism of democracy not only as ruling system but also as a political philosophy that governs its true intentions and mechanisms. It reviews the beginnings ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oliver Bateman - Goodreads

Need a handy riposte to neoliberals and neocons who privilege expertise at the expense of the unwashed masses? Ranciere constructs a careful, subtle argument against such statists, arguing that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amaury A. Reyes-Torres - Goodreads

Lately I have been very lucky to pick up books that I like. :) "Democracy is not a type of constitution, nor a form of society. The power of the people is not that of a people gathered together, of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ken Sparling - Goodreads

another book that gave me trouble. It wasn't as hard as understanding Deleuze, I didn't find. There were times when I actually felt like I knew what this guy was getting at. Outside my realm, and good for that reason. Read full review

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User Review  - Shumon Basar - Goodreads

Democracy is many things. Not all of them always good. Read full review

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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

His critique of consensus is devastating. --- Ranciere is a great writer and this is a great point to start with his writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

I feel like I've read articles that said the same thing as this book, but condensed to 6-10 pages. That being said worth reading, some of it went over my head but if you focus it isn't tough to get the main ideas. Read full review


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