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Political Responsibility: Responding to Predicaments of Power

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo


Scholars in the humanities and social sciences have turned to ethics to theorize politics in what seems to be an increasingly depoliticized age. Yet the move toward ethics has obscured the ongoing value of political responsibility and the vibrant life it represents as an effective response to power. Sounding the alarm for those who care about robust forms of civic engagement, this book fights for a new conception of political responsibility that meets the challenges of today’s democratic practice. Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo forcefully argues against the notion that modern predicaments of power ... More

Keywords: Ethical turn, civic engagement, political responsibility, participatory democracy, dialectic of responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231174848
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo, author
Rutgers University-Newark