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Politics of Crisis

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Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)

Abstract

This chapter investigates the theologically defined katechontic crisis (the endless crisis) and relates it to the Arendtian view of politics as freedom. In other words, it problematizes how the temporality of the katechontic crisis embodies a politics of deterrence. This politics of deterrence is further discussed with the paradigm of civil war. Following Agamben, the paradigm of civil war as constitutive of politics will be discussed in contrast to Arendt’s understanding of politics as freedom. Subsequently, it will be explained how politics finds an affinity with the unpolitical by emerging from the anarchical principle underlying the salvific management of oikonomia. The last section of the chapter proposes a critique of the spatial dichotomy between sacred spaces and profane spaces.

Keywords

Politics Freedom Neoliberalism Liberalism Civil war Logistics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LancasterUK

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