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Insurgencies: Constituent Power and the Modern State
by Antonio Negri
translated by Maurizia Boscagli
University of Minnesota Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-8166-6774-1
Library of Congress Classification K3165.N4413 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.6401

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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In the ten years since the initial publication of Insurgencies, Antonio Negri's reputation as one of the world's foremost political philosophers has grown dramatically. An invigorating appraisal of revolutionary thought, Insurgencies is both the precursor to and the historical basis for Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt's masterwork, Empire.


At the center of this book is the conflict between "constituent power," the democratic force of revolutionary innovation, and "constituted power," the fixed power of formal constitutions and central authority. This conflict, Negri argues, defines the drama of modern rebellions. Now with a foreword by Michael Hardt, Insurgencies leads to a new notion of how power and action must be understood if we are to achieve a democratic future.


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