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Jacques Ranciere was a student of Althusser before he famously turned against his mentor; now, he’s regarded as one of the major thinkers of our age. In his new book, he examines how the West can no longer simply extol the virtues of democracy by contrasting it with the horrors of totalitarianism.

As certain governments are exporting democracy by brute force, and a reaction
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Hardcover, 106 pages
Published January 17th 2007 by Verso (first published January 1st 1389)
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Ahmed Inĝeniero
كتاب لذيذ، استمتعت معه بقراءة نقد للديموقراطية الغربية من رجل غربي، من أنفسهم ! .. وقد بدأ الكتاب بذكر أن من يعادون الديموقراطية هم ثلاثة أصناف: من يريدون أن تكون السلطة بحكم الوراثة، ومن يريدونها أن تكون بحكم الكفاءة، والقسم الثالث هم من يجعلون قانون الوحي الإلهي هو الأساس الشرعي الوحيد لتنظيم المجتمعات البشرية.

ثم ذكر أن الكراهية الجديدة للديموقراطية -التي هو أحد ممثليها- لا تتعلق بالضبط بنموذج واحد من تلك النماذج، بل تجمع عناصر مستعارة من أوجه انتقادات هؤلاء وأولئك.

لعل أبرز ما عَلق بذهني من ان
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Jonfaith
Therein lies the scandal: the scandal for well-to-do people unable to accept that their birth, their age, or their science has to bow before the law of chance; scandal too for those men of God who would have us all be democrats on the condition that we avow having had to kill a father or a shepherd for it, and hence that we are infinitely guilty, are in inexpiable to this father.

Hatred of Democracy is a black mass of devil's advocates, Jacques Rancière constructs arguments quite convincingly onl
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د. حمدان
"كراهية الديمقراطية" جاك رانسييه
منذ أن تحول الإنسان إلى المدنية.. أصبح يفكر في الطريقة المثلى للحكم. وبالنسبة لي كان كتاب الجمهورية لأفلاطون من أفضل ما قرأت في هذا المجال. ثم يأتي رانسييه ليوضح لي طبيعة الأنظمة الديمقراطية الحاكمة الآن وتبيان ماهيتها.

أوضح رانسييه في هذا الكتاب في نقاش لا تسهل قراءته مساويء الديمقراطية كما ينظر معارضوها وكما هي في ممارساتها الحالية فعلاً.. بل ذهب أبعد إلى ذلك في توضيح مدى زيف إدعاء أن الأنظمة الديمقراطية هي ديمقراطية فعلاً.

أجابني هذا الكتاب على معضلة لم أتمكن أبد
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Mohammed Yusuf
وأنا أقرأ في هذا الكتاب تذكرت ما قاله الطيب صالح في موسم الهجرة للشمال .. (لو قلت لجدي أن الثورات تصنع بإسمه ، والحكومات تقوم وتقعد من أجله لضحك . الفكرة تبدو شاذة فعلا ..)
هذا الشعب البسيط لطالما كان هاجسا كبيرا لكل الحكومات سواءا شمولية إستبدادية , أوليجاركية أو ديموقراطية

كلها حاولت وتحاول بصورة أخرى التخلص من هذا البروليتاري الضعيف , الحاجز بينها وبين مطامعها
الديموقراطية التي بشر بها الكثيرين وتمشدقوا بها وعلت أصواتهم لم تخبئ في داخلها إلا الأوليجاركية وحاكمية الأقليات التي نفذت إلى السلطة ك
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HrCristobal
A philosophical-political work in the best sense of the word - offering a critical analysis of the politics of anti-politics (for Ranciere somewhat synonymous with anti-democracy).
Ranciere focuses on the critique or hate of democracy, as old as democracy itself and as strong as ever.This work is a critique of intellectuals, critics, technocrats and other anti-populists that are eager to decrease the de-stabilising influence and power of the the demos. This fight is fought in the name of democra
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Oliver Bateman
Need a handy riposte to neoliberals and neocons who privilege expertise at the expense of the unwashed masses? Ranciere constructs a careful, subtle argument against such statists, arguing that democracy properly understood is the mass (and largely random) re-leveling of a particular society, and that such democratic movements are essential to the improvement of conditions here on earth. There are, of course, plenty of counters to Ranciere's own big point, most notably that he seems to feel it b ...more
Ryan
Rancière fills in the gaps left by Schmitt in considering democracy's direction, describes its problems with remarkable acuity, but fails on the last page to present a believable solution to the countless woes of such a broken concept. Regardless, as a read this is an absolute must! Highly recommended.
Lazaros Karavasilis
Not as impressive as i thought it would be. This is my first book written by Ranciere and i have gained some negative assumptions about his theory on democracy. First of all, one thing that should be made clear is that Ranciere is populist. He believes that there is only a corporate and political oligarchy that opresses "people" who the author aknowledges that is fictional and constructed therefore not real. More interesting is his opinion about democracy. He supports that the contemporary democ ...more
Ahmed Elmaghrapy
نقد متماسك لكارهي الديمقراطية و دراويشها و لولا الابهام احيانا و الاختزال احيانا اخرى لاستحق اكثر من ثلاث نجمات.
Doaa Ali
كارهى الديمقراطية_ جاك رانسييه

نتذكر تصريح وزير الدفاع الأمريكي بصدد عمليات النهب التي أعقبت سقوط صدام حسين. قال ما جوهره: إننا منحنا الحرية للعراقيين. والحرية الآن هي، أيضاً، حرية فعل الشر.”

أكثر فقرة تُلخص مفهوم الكاتب عن الديمقراطية!وأكثر فقرة استفزتنى، خاصة بعد أخبار العراق التى تتداولها الصحف ووكالات الأنباء هذه الأيام!( اعانهم الله وأخرجهم من كبوتهم أهل العراق وأخواتنا فى العروبة والإسلام والإنسانية).

أوضح الكاتب حقائق كثيرة عن مفهوم الديموقراطية يجهلها حتى كاريهيهاو!!

استفدت كثيراً من قراءة
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Claus
En til tider lidt svær (pga. det lidt snørklede sprog men også brugen af begreberne der bruges lidt anderledes end man er vant til) men meget tankevækkende bog om demokratiets tilstand og en refleksion over hvad demokrati overhovedet er for en størrelse. Rune Lykkebergs forord er rigtig godt til at situere Rancières bog i forhold til en dansk kontekst selvom det kunne være endog meget interessant at læse en analyse af hvordan 'Hadet til demokratiet' kommer til udtryk i de meget hyppigt forekomme ...more
Amaury A. Reyes-Torres
Lately I have been very lucky to pick up books that I like. :)

"Democracy is not a type of constitution, nor a form of society. The power of the people is not that of a people gathered together, of the majority, or of the working class. It is simply the power peculiar to those who have no more entitlements to govern than to submit (...) this title can be nothing but the absence of title, that the government of societies cannot but the rest in the last resort on its own contingency".

These are only
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Chelsea Szendi
Ranciere is correct to point out that a real democracy, full of antagonisms and as a "perpetual process of bringing into play," is a radical demand which is resisted by the "dominant intelligentsia" everywhere in the world. He points out that this supposedly secular realm of the political is also the realm in which a leap of faith is demanded of the people - the faith in the efficacy of representative politics, the faith that by an act of ventriloquism an elite can invoke the name of "we the peo ...more
Phoebe Saad
One of the best books written about the criticism of democracy not only as ruling system but also as a political philosophy that governs its true intentions and mechanisms. It reviews the beginnings of democracy since the roman empire, the historic background of the foundation of "politics" and the "political individual" then gives its reasons for hating such so called system.
Marzieh rasouli
تا اینجاش که چندان مسیر منطقی نداره و آشفته س گرچه سوالای خوبی طرح می کنه. فکر می کردم آشفتگیش به خاطر سانسورهای احتمالی باشه اما دیدم که اصل کتاب هم 106 صفحه س. احتمال هم می دم یه سری جاها رو مترجم متوجه نشده باشه و تو ترجمه ی کلمه به کلمه، معنی از دست رفته باشه
Feras Alropa
أول مرة أقرء كتاب فلسفي أستفيد منه بهذا الشكل
قرأته كمناقشة مع شخص أخر
أستفدت منه كثيرا
هذا ما كان يجب علينا أن نعلمه قبل الخروج من المدارس والجامعات
Ken Sparling
another book that gave me trouble. It wasn't as hard as understanding Deleuze, I didn't find. There were times when I actually felt like I knew what this guy was getting at. Outside my realm, and good for that reason.
Jay
I feel like I've read articles that said the same thing as this book, but condensed to 6-10 pages. That being said worth reading, some of it went over my head but if you focus it isn't tough to get the main ideas.
Will
His critique of consensus is devastating. --- Ranciere is a great writer and this is a great point to start with his writing.
Shumon Basar
Democracy is many things. Not all of them always good.
Ft. Sheridan
Some nice critiques of anti-democrats in hurr.
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Jacques Rancière (born Algiers, 1940) is a French philosopher and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris (St. Denis) who came to prominence when he co-authored Reading Capital (1968), with the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser.

Rancière contributed to the influential volume Reading "Capital" (though his contribution is not contained in the partial English translation) before
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“نتذكر تصريح وزير الدفاع الأمريكي بصدد عمليات النهب التي أعقبت سقوط صدام حسين. قال ما جوهره إننا منحنا الحرية للعراقيين. والحرية الآن هي، أيضاً، حرية فعل الشر.” 0 likes
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