COSTAS DOUZINAS PHILOSOPHY AND RESISTANCE IN THE CRISIS PDF

In contrast, his own prose is for the most part lucid and direct. The book is often moving and captures well the current Greek mood of anger and despair. Capitalism is the villain and ordinary people are its targets. But Douzinas accepts this without any evidence. Strangely, he does not deal with widely available research showing that European societies are among the most prosperous, equal and happy in the world. For Douzinas, European democracy is an abject failure.

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In contrast, his own prose is for the most part lucid and direct. The book is often moving and captures well the current Greek mood of anger and despair. Capitalism is the villain and ordinary people are its targets. But Douzinas accepts this without any evidence. Strangely, he does not deal with widely available research showing that European societies are among the most prosperous, equal and happy in the world. For Douzinas, European democracy is an abject failure.

It used to be that Left and Right had different policies, says Douzinas, but this is no longer true. What are the victims to do? Douzinas is under no doubt: insurrection. He argues that in Greece the political vehicle of resistance is the Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza. It is unclear what the aim is. Douzinas has no proposals for social, economic or institutional reform. Perhaps more surprisingly, he ignores the economy. He offers no discussion of how to maintain a functioning economy and a stable banking system in circumstances of sovereign insolvency, the position that Greece, the Republic of Ireland and Portugal found themselves in in One assumes he would have preferred a break with international markets and the EU but, surprisingly, he never discusses these possibilities.

His only proposal is pure majoritarianism. It is a very meagre harvest. The Jacobin plan for total control of social life has been shown to lead to a totalitarian nightmare. Philosophers around the world are close to unanimous in considering rights and the rule of law as necessary protections of the private sphere against humiliations deriving from private and public sources.

Most if not all of them believe that democracy is to ensure that we do not live our lives for the convenience of others. The book simply ignores this literature. One is inclined to paraphrase the other Marx, Groucho. It cultivates confrontation. It does not seek understanding. Just register and complete your career summary.

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Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis

Blog Admin July 22nd, Book Review: Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Blog Admin July 22nd, Book Review: Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Costas Douzinas 2 comments Estimated reading time: 5 minutes This book is about the global crisis and the right to resistance, about neoliberal biopolitics and direct democracy, about the responsibility of intellectuals and the poetry of the multitude. Using Greece as an example, Costas Douzinas argues that the persistent sequence of protests, uprisings and revolutions has radically changed the political landscape. This new politics is the latest example of the drive to resist, a persevering characteristic of the human spirit. Costas Douzinas. May Using the mass uprisings against austerity in Greece as a case study, Douzinas carefully examines the conditions that make our era one of resistance. Douzinas opens Part I with a discussion of debt: the cause of the European crisis.

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