[iDC] Books/texts on democracy

Verina Gfader verina.gfader at sunderland.ac.uk
Wed Jan 6 08:32:09 UTC 2010

The Exploit, A Theory of Networks, by Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene

Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition (Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 1958)

Antonio Negri, Time for Revolution
(second part "Kairòs, Alma Venus, Multitudo")

Giorgio Agamben, State of Exception (2005). The Coming Community (1993)

Laclau, Ernesto & Mouffe, Chantal (2001, 2nd ed.) Hegemony and Socialist
Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics. London, New York: Verso

relation to contemporary art, e.g.: post-concepts/critiques of
"relational aesthetics"
e.g. Ute Meta Bauer (ed.): Verksted #2,3, 2004. “How to look at Art-Talk
– How to look at Aesthetics – How to look at Capitalism.” Edited by
Jonas Ekeberg, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo 2004.

Royal College of Art (2000) Democracy: Socially engaged Art Practice,
Compiled and edited by Mark Beasley, Ann Coxon, Emma Mahony, Emily
Pethick. London: Royal College of Art

Sennett, Richard (1986) The Fall of Public Man, Orig. pub. 1977. London:

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> On Behalf Of George Siemens [gsiemens at elearnspace.org]
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> Subject: [iDC] Books/texts on democracy
> Hi,
> What books or texts would list members suggest as “must reads” on 
> topics of democracy, equality, and personal liberty in relation to 
> the state? I’m familiar with the usual crowd: Locke, Rousseau, 
> Mill, Hamilton, Paine, Tocqueville, Schumpeter, etc.
> George
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