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Modos da soberania e a questão contemporânea do poder

Abstract : This work is divided into three parts an effort of reconstruction of the concept of sovereignty. The theoretical starting point of the argument lies in the assertion that the possibility of thinking of politics in modern and contemporary times passes through the need for affirmation of the principle of sovereignty. It admits, at first, the need for a quick recovery of its historical sense, revisiting the origins of modern political thought and there identifying the elements of the concept of sovereignty, which now operates in the different theories of power. But the biggest effect of that recovery is to be understood in terms of an effort to the “rehabilitation” of sovereignty. This goal, however, requires two parallel movements: 1) an attempt to recognize the presence of the sovereignty or some of its key elements in theories that reject it, either for political or epistemological reasons; 2) an indication of any new joint elements of sovereignty, so that it can regain its power of analysis and explanation of the reality of power. In general, the work seeks to recover not exactly the history of the concept, but the cognitive operators of sovereignty that have been allocated in a particular historical moment. From the identification of these operators, I want to emphasize its presence in seemingly unfavourable formulations to the idea of the sovereign. This argument has requested, in the first part, a return to the classics of this great theme.
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Gustavo Cezar Ribeiro. Modos da soberania e a questão contemporânea do poder. Philosophy. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I; Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 2014. Portuguese. ⟨NNT : 2014PA010588⟩. ⟨tel-02133951⟩

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