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Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Oct 2, , Brigitte Bargetz and others published Equaliberty: political essays. It could be asserted that the spectre of Equaliberty (Égaliberté) has haunted Étienne Balibar’s work for decades. Political Essays, transl. Equaliberty: Political Essays by ÉtienneBalibar(trans. James Ingram).Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp., £, ISBN.

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The community of citizens as it arises is thus necessarily imperfect; it circulates between two extremes whereby it inevitably creates exclusionary boundaries. The detection of an intertwined nature between A and B can thus also be read as a resolute rejection of various traditions prioritising A or B at the expense the other.

All four forces construct a sociopolitical contour, which shapes an ongoing dialectic. In other words, there is a process of constant negotiation between constituted and constituent equalliberty of power; between the demand for an institutionalisation of universal rights and its actual incorporation into a legal framework.

Joseph Raz – – Oxford University Press. Both appear in antithetical form, similar to equaliberty itself.

This is a question to be raised in relation both to politics itself and our conceptualization of it, and it gives the book its topicality. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 3: Hare – – Oxford University Press. If we think of Balibar’s engagement with the politics of Europe and the question of what it means to be European, then we immediately see the radicalism of such an argument, particularly in relation to attempts to legitimize European integration.


Democracy then rests on contingent foundations, and it necessarily does so. On the Limits of Political Philosophy.

However, philosophies of the Enlightenment can be divided into categories of the subject and the individual. The current period with its governmentalizing logic is characterized by both the imposition of hierarchy and the promotion of individual inequality.

Equaliberty: Notes on the Thought of Étienne Balibar

Balibar notes that outcomes of political struggles are always somewhat in-between radically atomistic societies reminiscent of possessively individualist states of quasi- war and total, reinforced homogeneity Balibar Essays on Political Morality.

It identifies and expands upon a crucial tension within liberal citizenship that runs through the course of history, but which seems particularly prescient today, especially within Europe. Balibar argues that the equation of freedom and equality is essential to the modern subjective remaking of right, but this cannot guarantee its institutional stability Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics.


However, it is already on logical grounds that exclusion here is still implied, as excluding exclusion is still excluding.

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Foucault shows how the modern state individualizes through disciplinary mechanisms and differentiated management of social practices. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 3: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Equaliberty implies consequences on a material level despite its radical undetermination as a universal proposition Balibar Democracy in a Global World: Constituted and constituent politjcal thus also have a somewhat mediating function between man—citizen. The paradox Balibar asserts is both A and B are intertwined as one can only conceive of A on the grounds of B and vice versa.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Political Theory in Social and Political Philosophy.

Equaliberty: Notes on the Thought of Étienne Balibar

Equality needs to agree with liberty at some polirical in time Balibar Philosophy and the Frontiers of the Political.

World Borders, Political Borders. Alternatively, we could argue with Agamben: