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John Keane, ‘Ideology and Democracy’, in Politics and Ideology (Stockholm 2022)

[caption id="attachment_11725" align="alignleft" width="239"] Karl Marx, by Emil Dreyer, around 1900.[/caption] The subject of democracy and ideology has deep and fascinating taproots. They extend back to the late eighteenth century, when the neologism ‘ideology’ sprang to life during the bitterly fought opening...

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26 February 2022
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‘Monitory democracy: Politics needs lots of imagination to resist the new populism’, interview with Eugenio Giannetta, Linkiesta (Italy)

Monitory democracyLa politica ha bisogno di molta immaginazione per resistere al populismo degli ultimi anni Eugenio Giannetta John Keane, docente dell’Università di Sidney e consigliere per le Nazioni Unite ci spiega perché i partiti tradizionali devono cambiare approccio ed essere più creativi per...

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02 May 2021
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On Humility, an interview with Alessandro Zaccuri, Avvenire (Rome), 16 March 2021

The interview was originally published on Avvenire (Rome). Intervista. Il politologo John Keane: in democrazia serve umiltà Alessandro Zaccuri martedì 16 marzo 2021 Secondo il filosofo «l’attuale crisi dei processi di rappresentanza può essere affrontata consolidando e moltiplicando gli organismi di controllo partecipativo, che fanno...

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18 March 2021
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Wittgenstein and the Dangers of Certainty

Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Swansea, Wales, September 1947. Ben Richards John Keane, University of Sydney The following notes on the politics of rising uncertainty and the future of democracy were prepared for the inaugural CISS global forum, Peace and Security under Uncertainty, Quarantine Station,...

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02 May 2017
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Lunch and Dinner with Julian Assange, in Prison

Everybody warned this would be no ordinary invitation, and they were right. Three hundred metres from Knightsbridge underground station, just a stone’s throw from fashion-conscious Harrods, I suddenly encounter a wall of police. I try to remember my instructions. Look...

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18 February 2013