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Cultural Politics (1 July 2014) 10 (2): 163–181.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Mark Chou In late 2011, the Wall Street Journal published a curiously titled editorial, “Democrats against Democracy.” Written by James Taranto, one of the Journal ’s conservative columnists, the piece documented a disturbing trend besetting democracy in America. Taranto claimed that American...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 339–352.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Paul Virilio © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 “Democracy of Emotion” seems almost eerily apt in the wake of the global disaster that occurred around the Indian Ocean on Boxing Day 2004. 1 Now known as “the Asia Tsunami”, the series of tsunamis that were thrown up by an earthquake off the...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 215–232.
Published: 01 July 2005
... certain cultural forms and expressions, to give legitimacy to some types of artistic expression and some types of critical language and criteria. If arts prize juries follow the rules of political reality, they also aspire to a political ideal. They represent themselves as democracies. They see...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 243–246.
Published: 01 July 2005
...: the import of class in the founding and perpetuation of the nation; the role of property and privilege in US governance; the illusion of democracy the populace clings to; the role of the Electoral College in both thwarting majority rule and maintaining class privilege in governance; the import of...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... way in which international human rights are made and enforced primarily by national states must be taken seriously if they are to be considered as such. “Ethical cosmopolitanism” (Benhabib 2002) must be forged among the citizens of national territories for global social democracy to be a real...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2010) 6 (2): 171–180.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Bernard Stiegler The text we publish here is the first chapter of Bernard Stiegler's La Télécratie contre la Démocratie . The broad argument of Stiegler's book (and of this introductory chapter) is that what he terms “telecracy” is ruining democracy by short-circuiting the normal mechanisms of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 53–69.
Published: 01 March 2015
... democratic social order. © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 democracy media spectacle Barack Obama US presidential elections television new media A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. —James Madison A...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2005) 1 (1): 135–138.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Joss Hands Democracy and New Media , edited by Jenkins Henry Thorburn David , Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 2003 , 385 pages, $39.95 / £25.95 HB 0–262-10101–7. © BERG 2005 PRINTED IN THE UK 2005 The terrain where politics meets new media has come to be conceived by many as a crucial...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2015) 11 (1): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2015
...) argued for participatory democracy, an experimental theater troupe called The Performance Group (TPG) developed a theatrical style that blurred the lines between audience and performer. These three developments were interrelated. All three, moreover, were connected to the continuation and escalation of...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that draws upon Debord's theory of “the spectacle.” The comparative analysis is structured by way of the normative categories “liberty,” “equality,” and “the demos,” which both discourses embrace in different ways when speaking of digitally enabled democracy. The critical political economy reading...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2011) 7 (1): 133–156.
Published: 01 March 2011
... secret,” a structuring secrecy beyond the logic of revelation – this article questions transparency's link with democracy and its cultural place today as a force of good. Through Derrida's work we must face the proposition that although the choice between secrecy and transparency is presented as one...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 95–108.
Published: 01 March 2018
...)communicative communist pedagogy that is oriented against communicative capitalism. We show that there is a taut connection between capitalism and democracy that consists of a shared logic, pedagogy, and aesthetic that revolves around communication, inclusion, and transparency. Without grasping this aesthetic...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2005) 1 (3): 365–378.
Published: 01 November 2005
...Verena Andermatt Conley “Virilio's Electronic Dérive ” provides a summary of Ville panique . It shows that the culture critic joins a contemporary debate on the city, democracy, and citizenship. It argues that by writing at the limit of a shift in style and mode of communication, the critic takes...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
... he evolved and by the processes that legitimated him as a representative of, and expert on, the cause he espoused. We set this analysis against the background of the specific literature on music’s role in social movements; the general literature on post-democracy; and the rise of celebrity politics...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... advocates using the wiki medium – hence the piece’s Wikipedia -like form – to experiment with new ways of organizing institutions, cultures, communities, and countries which do not uncritically repeat the reductive adherence to democracy, hegemony, and Western, bourgeois, liberal humanism identified in...
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2011) 7 (2): 249–264.
Published: 01 July 2011
... democracy on the other. © BERG 2011 PRINTED IN THE UK 2011 Carl Schmitt James Joyce Nietzsche political theology dictator A recent compendium ( de Vries and Sullivan 2006 ) describes the field of “political theology” in terms of the reemergence of religion into politics and public life, both as...
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Cultural Politics (1 November 2010) 6 (3): 287–302.
Published: 01 November 2010
... discussion on how technology mediates between power and secrecy, forming a key nexus in the exploration of politics and paranoia. © BERG 2010 PRINTED IN THE UK 2010 paranoia Elias Canetti Schreber secrecy surveillance technology democracy the State media biopolitics When Richard Hofstadter wrote...
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Published: 01 November 2014
Figure 4 The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted Airport, before refurbishment in 2006, showing glass, as a symbol of the idea of transparency, imagined as lending the image of openness, democracy, and freedom. Courtesy Adam Sharr Figure 4. The check-in and baggage-drop area at Stansted More
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Cultural Politics (1 July 2005) 1 (2): 139–164.
Published: 01 July 2005
... groups rather than invest in eliminating poverty, racism and other factors promoting human suffering. What few people anticipated at the time was the degree to which democracy would be under siege in the decades that followed. If the 1980s belonged to Reagan and his brand of social conservatism and...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2007) 3 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2007
...-counting procedures, will yield to pollstergeists – the culture-mind readers” (1980: 33). In liberal-democratic theory, these developments represent the fulfilment of a long-standing desire for more direct, responsive, nondeferred democracy. For Paul Virilio, the acceleration of public opinion information...