Making Public Things, Bonnie Honig

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Making Public Things, Bonnie Honig

What happens to a democratic world when the things we own in common disappear? We contest with vigor the terms of democracy: who is allowed to vote, how often, how long in between. Meanwhile, the objects of democratic life quietly exit the public stage. Should it worry us? Professor Bonnie Honig argues that democracy is rooted in the common love for, and contestation of, shared objects. Without that citizenship is reduced to private pursuits or public emergencies.                                                                                                                http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/the-politics-of-public-things/4630284

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One Response to “Making Public Things, Bonnie Honig”

  1. arranjames Says:

    Hey, not (directly) related to this post but I wanted to draw your attention to this paper. I’m sure you’ll be aware of her work elsewhere (building on Hubert Dreyfus) but just in case this one had eluded you!

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1466-769x.2000.00014.x/pdf

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