By Hans Kelsen

Eric Voegelin is legendary as a thinker of background and a as some of the most eminent political scientists of the 20 th century. His such a lot basic paintings on political conception, the 'New technology of Politics', is these days thought of a vintage in its box. whereas the 'New technology' has regularly been very arguable ebook, its critics have hardly taken the ache to pinpoint the weaknesses they condemned Voegelin's booklet for. there's, even if, one exception: in simple terms presently after the looks of Voegelin's 'New technological know-how' in 1954, Hans Kelsen has written a such a lot distinctive respond to this publication of his former scholar. Being a special thinker himself of an erudition and breadth of data that fits that of Eric Voegelin, Hans Kelsen is ready to help the serious stance he is taking on Voegelin 'New technology' by way of transparent and good based argument. This severe respond to Voegelin's 'New technology' isn't just a major contribution to the dispute concerning the foundations of political order in sleek society, yet also will end up worthy to readers often attracted to Voegelin's existence and paintings.

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The former sees politics as engaging with the state as much as with capital, as subverting and re-appropriating state power, as demanding collective public goods, as rallying for relatively autonomous self-management of these public goods. For Harvey, the urban takes on a much broader 12. Jamie Peck, “Austerity Urbanism,” City: Analysis of Urban Trends, Culture, Theory, Policy, Action, Vol. 16, No. 6, 2012, pp. 626–55. 25 Merrifield T02842 01 text 25 04/02/2014 09:42 The New Urban Question reach and more ambitious remit: it is an arena for larger intervention, an arena whereby the whole domain of the extended reproduction of capital needs to be contested.

Neo-Haussmannization is a global-urban strategy that has peripheralized millions of people everywhere to the extent that it makes no sense anymore to talk about these peoples being peripheral. As cities have exploded into mega-cities, and as urban centers—even in the poorest countries— have gotten de-centered, glitzy and internationalized, “Bonapartism” projects its urban tradition onto planetary space. What’s happening in Paris, then, is a revealing microcosm of a larger macrocosm. Paris is a cell-form of a bigger urban tissuing that’s constituted by a mosaic of centers and peripheries scattered all over the globe, a patchwork quilt of socio-spatial and racial apartheid that goes for Paris as for Palestine, for London as for Rio, for Johannesburg as for New York.

16, No. 6, 2012, pp. 626–55. 25 Merrifield T02842 01 text 25 04/02/2014 09:42 The New Urban Question reach and more ambitious remit: it is an arena for larger intervention, an arena whereby the whole domain of the extended reproduction of capital needs to be contested. Those flows of interest-bearing capital prop up the secondary circuit; they go frantically chasing rents in a global urbanization boom, in the global neo-Haussmannization that currently underwrites this urbanization boom. Interest-bearing capital helps create the fixed assets and the built environment that forms the physical manifestation of the city, the Spinozian attributes of the city.

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