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: Political Essays

In actuality, the history of modern citizenship represents a differential of continuous insurrection and constitution 3. Its inherent universality is thus negative Balibar The article is called Equaliberty: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 9: Request removal from index. No categories specified categorize this paper. Equaliberty implies consequences on a material level despite its radical undetermination as a universal proposition Balibar Hare – – Oxford University Press.

The detection of an intertwined nature between A and B can thus also be read as a resolute rejection of various traditions prioritising A or B at the equalibeerty the other. However, he is not convinced by the universal applicability of this argument, believing Brown’s theory of de-democratization to reflect the particularity of American society.

politidal Science Logic and Mathematics. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The community of citizens as it arises is thus necessarily imperfect; it circulates between two extremes whereby it inevitably creates exclusionary boundaries.



Etienne Balibar – – Iris. It is helpful to clarify I and II separately, as each of them point to slightly different facets of equaliberty.

A Tie To Be Tied: Vermeren – – Diogenes 55 4: It is aligned with two additional forms of universality: This is partly captured by the belief that equality is economic or social while freedom is juridical-political and institutional.

No keywords specified fix it. By contrast, intensive universality concerns an intrinsic quality, which has universal validity on a priori grounds.

Social and Political Philosophy. However, it should be noted that this is not to say that equalibrety 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 As I already hinted, equaliberty is not genuinely an idea but rather a proposition causing implications to be constantly re-evaluated.

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Equaliberty: Notes on the Thought of Étienne Balibar

The universalism of the Enlightenment is based on lolitical right to politics. There is nothing natural in the relationship between citizenship and democracy, and yet democracy appears as the most natural form of citizenship.


On the Limits of Political Philosophy. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. A different perspective on the crisis is provided by examining how it exacerbates the internal contradictions of social citizenship and, in particular, how the continuous progress of equaliberhy rights comes up against the articulation of individual autonomy.

Despite this skepticism towards the generalizability of an Anglo-Saxon logic, Balibar goes along with a Foucauldian understanding of governmentality as ‘individualizing the individual’.

Etienne Balibar – – Iris. History of Western Philosophy. Science Logic and Mathematics. This moves to the question of today’s crisis. I amounts to the assertion that equality A and liberty B cannot and should not be conceived of as isolated concepts. 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 exsays logic of economic calculation Democracy in a Global World: