(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Rancière, politics, and the Occupy movement

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BASSETT K. (1) ;
(1) School of Geographical Sciences, Univ., Bristol, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper focuses on the work of Jacques Rancière, his view of politics, and its relevance for understanding key aspects of social protest movements such as the Occupy movement. It outlines some of Rancière’s key concepts, such as the distinction between politics and the police, subjectivity, ‘in-between spaces’, and ‘insubstantial communities’, and attempts to locate his concept of politics within a wider spectrum of political forms in order to bring out its distinctive nature. It concludes with a discussion of some of the critical questions concerning the effectiveness of this style of politics (questions of political organisation and engagement with the state) and the wider consequences for Rancière’s concept of radical politics


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 32, no5 [pp. 886-901]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/d5013

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