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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Equaliberty: Notes on the Thought of Étienne Balibar

However, philosophies of the Enlightenment can be divided into categories of the subject and the individual. Science Logic and Mathematics.

Essays in Political Philosophy. Balibar comes to terms with the fact that the exception from the law is its own condition equaliberry possibility. Science Logic and Mathematics. It hints at an aporetic condition determining the political field. Studies on Politics and Philosophy before and after Marx.

Equaliberty: Notes on the Thought of Étienne Balibar

However, it should be noted that this is not to say that there are no practical consequences to be drawn from the radical chasm between both dimensions of universality, between the principle of popular sovereignty and an instituted constitutional order The universalism of the Enlightenment is based on universal right to politics. Constitutional and Political Theory: The advantage offered by Balibar’s approach is that it goes beyond the question of whether crisis is simply the result of an assault launched by capitalism as an outside force, perhaps resulting from the dominance of finance or transnational capital.

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In recent times a gap has emerged between the prerequisites of freedom and those of equality, which were previously inseparably politocal.


Furthermore, to authentically demand freedom universally is to demand freedom equally, meaning each individual is to be granted the same freedom. Indeed, this continual equailberty of the conditions for citizenship might be considered to be an exemplary equalibrety of what it means to be a critical citizen. 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 The current period with its governmentalizing logic is characterized by both the imposition of hierarchy and the promotion of individual inequality.

It is intrinsically fragile and vulnerable, always subject to a differential of insurrection and reconstitution that no purely formal or juridical representation can encapsulate.

In particular, this review will focus on the work that compares the idea of democratic power and rights with the institution of rights within the framework of the nation state. Alternatively, we could argue with Agamben: Balibar also address what he calls the pseudo-notion that the realization of equality occurs through state intervention, essentially through redistribution, whereas freedom is about limiting this intervention The contours of insurrectional politics require imaging the constitution of new modalities of citizenship combining spontaneity and institution, participation and representation.

The confrontation of institutional logics, where law sanctions the universalizing force of obligation and social relations of forces including the moral and ideological, represents a permanent condition of politics Balibar suggests we combine the ‘idea of this differential of insurrection and constitution with the representation of a community without unity, in a process polotical reproduction and transformation’ 9.

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The community of citizens as it arises is thus necessarily imperfect; it circulates between two extremes whereby it inevitably creates exclusionary boundaries. Democracy then rests on contingent foundations, and it necessarily does so. Hence Balibar engages positively with arguments such as Wendy Brown’s that see current events driven by market deregulation as well as constant interventions by the state into civil society in order to create citizens who are grounded in a logic of economic calculation Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 9: Politicsl on Transnational Citizenship.


James Ingram (ed.), Equaliberty: Political Essays – PhilPapers

Equaliberty itself is more of a proposition than a concept. Implicit here is a somewhat Schmittian insight.

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.

In other words, there is a process of constant negotiation between constituted and constituent forms of power; between the demand for an institutionalisation of universal rights and its actual incorporation into a legal framework.

European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 2 3: Etienne Balibar – – Iris. Etienne Balibar – – Iris. Equaliberty features a peculiar form of universality. Vermeren – – Diogenes 55 4: Politics is constituted by an incessant encounter between its own egalitarian logic and a police logic perhaps especially revealed today in struggles over citizenship rights.

Those mediators are fraternity and property. Balibar is certain that a realpolitik actualisation of either A or B could never be achieved irrespective of its particular counterpart Balibar

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