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Agamben on 'Politics'

In the context of the ongoing assembly elections in different states of India, politics and democracy take a specific meaning: exercising one’s voting right as a citizen in favour of a candidate belonging to a particular political party. In fact, most of the people are compelled to show their loyalty to a “big” political party for their survival in everyday life. This dilutes and trivialises the meaning of politics.

In his seminal book, Homo Sacer, Giorgio Agamben argues that “politics” is experiencing a “lasting eclipse” in which both theory and praxis are “imprisoned and immobile.” He gestures, in the same work, towards a “completely new politics.”

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