The End of the Revolution: Mimetic Theory, Axiological Violence, and the Possibility of Dialogical Transcendence

Sakwa, Richard (2018) The End of the Revolution: Mimetic Theory, Axiological Violence, and the Possibility of Dialogical Transcendence. Telos, 2018 (185). pp. 35-66. ISSN 0090-6514. E-ISSN 1940-459X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.3817/1218185035) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

An exploration of the application of Rene Girard's mimetic theory to contemporary new Cold War politics and international relations, suggesting a typology of political behaviours. The current explosion in mimetic violence is the ground for the Second Cold war. The article explores alternative forms of interactions, called political dialogism, which may offer a way out of the intensification of axiological violence. Instead of the political practise of revolution, the article suggests a politics of transcendence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Richard Sakwa
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 09:09 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 13:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69835 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sakwa, Richard: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6678-8820
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