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Neoliberal and Militarised Post-Politics: Four Social Regimes, Four Affects and Radical Politics Today

Taskale, Ali Riza (2013) Neoliberal and Militarised Post-Politics: Four Social Regimes, Four Affects and Radical Politics Today. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

This dissertation theorises the depoliticised conditions of late capitalism through what I call a ‘neoliberal and militarised post-politics.’ It argues that ours is a neoliberal and militarised post-political society that cannot imagine disruptive revolutionary events. The dissertation addresses key debates on governmental social regimes of neoliberal post-politics, the inseparability of neoliberalism and war/militarism, and the historical/geographical unevenness of global capitalism. In so doing, it offers an original topological analysis that makes the following critical interventions: an exploration of how the much-discussed social regimes of sovereignty, discipline and control relate to each other in the production of neoliberal governmentality; an analysis of the affective logic each regime entails and how they inter-relate; a proposal for a fourth regime, ‘terrorism’, and a theorisation of its associated affect, ‘spite.’ Finally, radical critique as divine violence is set against neoliberal and militarised post-politics.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Geography (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.577398
Depositing User: Mr Ali Riza Taskale
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2013 14:01
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 10:45
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4111

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