Space as a mode of political thinking

Mustafa Dikeç

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This article examines the relationship between space and politics though an exploration of the political theories of Arendt, Laclau, Mouffe and Rancière. It starts with an engagement with ideas about spatial metaphors and space, and argues that space may be considered as a mode of political thinking. It then provides an examination of the theories of these thinkers, paying close attention to the role space and spatiality plays in their conceptualisations of politics and the political. The article concludes with some observations on the relationship between space and politics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-676
Issue number4
Early online date7 Mar 2012
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

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