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Session 12: Revolutionary thinking: critiques, nuances, and ambiguities

The session explores "revolutionary thinking" in Hannah Arendt's "On Revolution" and revolutions in French critical theory. It offers "a theory of shadow revolutions" as a tool to help us decolonise revolution in both political theory and international legal thought.

Published onMar 31, 2022
Session 12: Revolutionary thinking: critiques, nuances, and ambiguities

For seminar materials, see the Globinar Cloud. Please note that access is restricted to registered participants only.

  • “Chapter 2: The Social Question,” in  Hannah Arendt, On Revolution (Penguin Edition, 1990), extracts (pages 59-66, 73-77, 84-87, 92-96, 106-107, 112-114).

  • Michel Foucault (1978). “The Shah Is a Hundred Years Behind the Times,” in Janet Afary & Kevin B. Anderson. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism (University of Chicago Press, 2014), pages 194-209.

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