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Concluding Comments: Beyond Left Melancholia

  • Chamsy el-OjeiliEmail author
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Abstract

In this chapter, el-Ojeili summarises the evolution of various strands of socio-political intellectual production, and the shaping of a distinct contemporary utopian constellation. Throughout the book, el-Ojeili has made the case for what the utopian optic can offer the human sciences, and in this concluding chapter, explores how it might be used to rejuvenate political strategies.

Keywords

Liberalism Ideology History Left melancholy Political rejuvenation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social and Cultural StudiesVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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