Action, power, promise: towards a critique of sovereignty
Keywords:Arendt. Action. Power. Sovereignty.
AbstractArendt’s radical critique of the concept of sovereignty in politics pervades all her work. To understand her concept of sovereignty and her critique of sovereignty, clearly articulated in her chapter on ‘Action’ from The Human Condition and in such essays as “What is Freedom?” (1960), we must briefly recall her conception of action and power.
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