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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 187–192.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Paul Cartledge Abstract As part of the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics” — which concerns the present confrontation and confusion of democracy and populism — this essay begins from the observation that populism is a word of Latin, not Greek, derivation. The Roman populus did not have...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 317–323.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Jeffrey M. Perl Abstract In this introduction to part 3 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” the journal's editor argues that, apart from sortition, the best guarantees of safety in a democracy are, first, to augment judicial oversight of all political processes and, second, to exclude...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 367–382.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Cary Coglianese; Daniel E. Walters Abstract This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics” A considers what it might mean for the administrative state to be antipolitical. Two conceptions of an antipolitical administrative state are identified. The first of these—antipolitics...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Nabila Abbas; Yves Sintomer Abstract A contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” this article examines the diverse types of imaginary that support sortition, which is currently at the heart of important debates on the reform of existing democratic institutions. Different...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 206–215.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Jeffrey M. Perl Abstract In this piece, the editor of Common Knowledge introduces a long‐term project titled “Antipolitics: Symposium in Memory of György Konrád.” Konrád, who died in 2019, was a founding member of the Common Knowledge editorial board, and the symposium is meant to find present‐day...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 67–79.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., is to distinguish this early modern approach from our present notions of civil society. In the sense in which the term has become influ- ential in communitarian and antipolitical discourse, “civil society” is imagined The author would like to thank Julia Reinhard Lupton, 1.  New Historicist critics have made...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (1): 119–129.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Jeffrey C. Isaac Duke University Press 2004 RETHINKING THE LEGACY OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISSIDENCE Jeffrey C. Isaac It is now more than a quarter century since the first expressions of Central Euro- pean “antipolitical” dissidence—Václav Havel’s open letter to President Husák, Adam...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 342–366.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Michael Braddick Abstract This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics” explores the place of legal agency in the political thought and activities of John Lilburne, one of the leading English Levellers of the seventeenth century. Protection of his rights as a freeborn...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Orthodox, early Hasidic, Shi'ite, Jain and other Indic, Taoist, and Zen religious traditions. This introduction emphasizes the secular approaches, mostly antipolitical or postphilosophical, that wear the adjective “quietist” metaphorically, including the postmodern currents that Martha Nussbaum has named...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Terrill G. Bouricius Abstract While elections are, today, widely considered a fundamental feature of democracy, the argument of this two‐part article, published in the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” is that elections are a problematic and even inappropriate way of choosing...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 216–223.
Published: 01 May 2022
...György Konrád; Jim Tucker Abstract Originally published in Common Knowledge 11, no. 2 (Fall 2005), this essay is reprinted in 2022 as the prelude to the first installment of a project titled “Antipolitics” and dedicated to the author's memory. “To really know” what a writer “is like,” Konrád writes...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 387–418.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and antipolitical essayist, but the emphasis of the essay falls on how Havel the man dealt with the disappointments he endured in political office, including the passage of “lustration” laws and the election of Václav Klaus as prime minister. The organizing principle of this essay is the distinction made...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Oliver Dowlen Abstract Introducing part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” this essay summarizes the “untold story” of the random recruitment of citizens for political office in Western Europe. Although sortition was used extensively in ancient Athens and in late medieval Europe...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 193–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... And yet, despite this negative assessment of the institution, Socrates was willing to participate in a lottery that made him a member of the Council of Five Hundred, the supreme political body of Athens. This essay — a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics” — attempts to explain...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 206–223.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Terrill G. Bouricius Abstract Part 1 of this article, which appeared in the first installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” presented reasons why elections are an inappropriate method for selecting representatives in a democracy. Part 2, published in the symposium's second...
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Common Knowledge (2024) 30 (1): 137–139.
Published: 01 January 2024
... will live together” (compare Moses Finley's Politics in the Ancient World )—that engages Purdy, but also antipolitics, which has and merits a lengthy index entry of its own. For one goal of the book is to learn from and draw on the cautions of antipolitics so as to render “the [his/our] commitment...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (2): 219–251.
Published: 01 April 2006
... the Nameless Wild One.  — Henry Suso, Little Book of Truth “Antipolitics,” in the milieu associated with György Konrád, is a matter of turn- ing away from official parties and state-sanctioned institutions — turning away from them, that is, in favor of unofficial “civil society.”1 The faith...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 449–451.
Published: 01 August 2002
...; Turgenev and Herzen—then samples the moral je m’accuse of Péter Nádas and the antipolitics (almost impolitics) of Adam Michnik. Gianni Vattimo has for years suggested “weak thought” as an alternative to the strength or power that so many...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 May 2022
... translation are The Loser ; The Case Worker ; A Feast in the Garden ; and The Stone Dial ; his essay collections include The Melancholy of Rebirth and The Invisible Voice . But he was best-known for his book Antipolitics , widely regarded as the key manifesto of dissidents during the years preceding...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 324–341.
Published: 01 September 2023
... vote of elected officials, a rigorous system of accountability, and the fostering of civic and community values. Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Athenian democracy American democracy sortition inequality antipolitics What relevance Athenian democracy might have...