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    Athens revolting: three meditations on sovereignty and one on its (possible) dismantlement

    Douzinas, Costas (2010) Athens revolting: three meditations on sovereignty and one on its (possible) dismantlement. Law and Critique 21 (3), pp. 261-275. ISSN 0957-8536.

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    Abstract

    In British and continental constitutional theory, the sovereign provides a mouthpiece for the law, helping present a unified body politic. For Hegel too the sovereign is a function for the unity of the people. But it is the subject’s desire, which brings the sovereign into existence as guarantor of the law’s coherence and closure. The spontaneous insurrection of December 2008 in Greece weakened the hold of the sovereign on the subject. The post-political condition was challenged by the unplanned actions of resistance and performance by people who have been excluded from political visibility.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): aesthetics, Athens, protests, human rights, jurisdiction, the political sovereignty
    School: School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for, Humanities, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIH)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 14:38
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:40
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14658

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