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Towards an Improper Politics, Hardback Book

Towards an Improper Politics Hardback



Argues that democratic politics is improper in enacting equality against property and propriety Characterises democratic politics as improper against the dominant view of democracy as a regimeShows that questions of property, inequality and impropriety are central to post-Marxist thought and politicsFrames conceptual arguments within specific examples of political interventions from around the globe, including the politics of a brick and of occupationsRethinks hegemony in terms of proprietary order thus rethinking the links between culture, economy and polityAccords a dignity to forms of politics that are often deemed marginal This book systematically introduces the idea of an improper politics, and characterises democratic politics as improper in a challenge to the proper bounds of reason, accepted behaviours and the policing of proper order.

Mark Devenney contributes a conceptual vocabulary that engages with the politics of the proper, propriety and property from a post-foundational perspective.

He argues that this triad is central to understanding the maintenance of global inequality, both economic and political.




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