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International Political Theory

The Non-Sovereign Self, Responsibility, and Otherness

Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, and Stanley Cavell on Moral Philosophy and Political Agency

Authors: Kelz, Rosine

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Drawing on Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler and Stanley Cavell, this book addresses contemporary theoretical and political debates in a broader comparative perspective and rearticulates the relationship between ethics and politics by highlighting those who are currently excluded from our notions of political community.

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Rosine Kelz received a doctorate in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, UK, and an M.A. and B.A. in Sociology and Politics from the University of Essex, UK. She currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

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'I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in questions pertaining to identity, agency and ethics from a global politics perspective. This book uniquely situates us in conversation with key thinkers Arendt, Butler and Cavell and, from this vantage point, asks us to engage with these questions anew - specifically towards the development of a 'non-sovereign self.' Towards this end, I was particularly fascinated by Kelz's thought-provoking critique of Butler in terms of anthropocentrism and, following from this, Kelz's development of a framework that urges us to revisit the ways we conceptualise our relations with Others, including non-human lives.' Tina Managhan, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, UK

'What is the non-sovereign self? The idea is frequently used by political and social theorists but often without much clarity. In this lucid and scholarly study, Kelz carefully teases out the implicit meanings of non-sovereignty with regard to the temporal, inter-subjective and ethical dimensions of selfhood. In the process, she casts new light on the ideas of established thinkers including Arendt and Butler while insightfully connecting them to the less known work of Cavell. An instructive and thought provoking read.' Lois, McNay, Fellow and Professor the Theory of Politics, Somerville College, University of Oxford, UK


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Non-Sovereign Self, Responsibility, and Otherness
Book Subtitle
Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, and Stanley Cavell on Moral Philosophy and Political Agency
Authors
Series Title
International Political Theory
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50897-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137508973
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50896-6
Series ISSN
2662-6039
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 209
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