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Kristine Krause and Katharina Schramm

authorities’ 1 and organizations based on diasporic connections – a network that offers new subject positions for people in their quests for recognition, access to land or other kinds of support. With this special issue we aim to shed light on newly emerging forms of political subjectivity as they come to

Across the Borders of Political Subjectivity

Ghanaian Migrants to Italy as Development Brokers

Selenia Marabello

and development in contemporary Ghana, observing how they have been mirrored, embodied, and enacted by Ghanaian migrants. On the other hand, I will show how a political subjectivity performed in relation to the state, development, and diasporic self-representations allows Ghanaian migrants

Innovation and Political Subjectivity

A Problem for the Actor in Education


Richard Heraud

with the intention of understanding something about the paradox of their situation and its dialectical qualities with respect to how the student’s commitment to further developing their innovative capacity also implies the formation of political subjectivities. As such, the intention is to break with


Sergio Tamayo

subalternity, antagonism, and autonomy, I see a dynamic model that allows us to rethink social movements from the perspective of political culture, but not the political culture formalised in institutionally constituted values, or not only that, but also the profound and difficult processes of political

Panagiotis Sotiris

strategy, despite his endorsement of the ‘communist hypothesis’. Keywords Badiou, Marxism, dialectics, social theory, political subjectivity, communist politics 1. Introduction Despite his long theoretical and political trajectory, from Sartre, to Althusser, to militant Maoism and finally to his own highly

Blair Rutherford

want to better understand the varied forms of agency produced for them through their interactions with these forms of institutional power. To do so, I use the heuristic tool of “political subjectivity” which reveals both the changing routes of possibilities and the forms of exclusion and exploitation

Sami Zemni

confrontations, tunisianité served as a unifying idea to bridge opposing views on who or what constitutes the people. However, tunisianité also signaled the possibility of political closure; i.e. the rejection and de-legitimization of political subjectivities that do not subscribe to tunisianité . However

Andrea Riester

migrants’ political subjectivity and provides the arena (Bierschenk and Olivier de Sardan 2003 ; Strauss 1993 ) in which these interactions take place, I will present national (development) policies targeting the displaced. Finally, I will illustrate resulting ethnic tensions by presenting conflicts

Christine M. Jacobsen and Viggo Vestel

of Islam, religion has become an especially important marker of identity. In this article, we explore the role of music in shaping and publicizing religious and political subjectivities and politics of belonging among Muslim youth in Norway. The question Rana raises about how young Muslims are ‘given


Edited by Vrasidas Karalis

Cornelius Castoriadis and the Project of Radical Autonomy analyses the philosophy of Greek-born French philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis. A leading member of the influential revolutionary group, Socialism or Barbarism in France, Castoriadis analysed contemporary political subjectivity and culture in terms of the collective and individual attempt to gain autonomy. His philosophy frames a multi-dimensional analysis of modern capitalist societies, based on a systematic critique of orthodox Marxism, Heideggerian ontology and Lacanian psychology.
The present volume consists of two parts. In the first part, his most significant essays written before his departure to France in 1945 are translated and present young Castoriadis’ interpretation of Max Weber’s theory of bureaucratic societies. The second part consists of a series of essays by various scholars on aspects of Castoriadis’ mature philosophy in relation to other thinkers, and against the background of Europe’s political and social history.