My publications

PUBLISHED BOOKS

2007, Arditi, B., Politics on the edges of liberalism: difference, populism, revolution, agitation, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 166 pp. Spanish translation published by GEDISA, Barcelona, 2010; Turkish translation published by Metis Books, Istambul, in 2010 (click here for a link to the book in the Metis catalogue). Find out more about this book and Download book

2005, Arditi, B. (Ed.), ¿Democracia post-liberal? El espacio político de las asociaciones [Post-liberal democracy? the political space of associations], Barcelona: Anthropos, 269 pp. more about this book

2000 (second printing 2002), Arditi, B. (Ed.), El reverso de la diferencia: Identidad y política [The underside of difference: identity and politics], Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, 224 pp. Contributions by Balibar, Debray, Gitlin, Laclau, Lipovetsky, Maffesoli, Mouffe, Rancière, Vattimo, Žižek. Descargar libro completo

1999, Arditi, B. and J. Valentine, Polemicization: the contingency of the commonplace, Edinburgh and New York: Edinburgh University Press and New York University Press, 157 pp. Download book

1993, Conceptos: ensayos sobre teoría política, democracia y filosofía [Concepts: essays in political theory, democracy and philosophy], Asuncion: RP, 188 pp. Descargar libro completo

1992, Adiós a Stroessner: La reconstrucción de la política en el Paraguay [Farewell to Stroessner: the reconstruction of politics in Paraguay], Asuncion: CDE and RP, 224 pp. Descargar libro completo

1989, Discutir el socialismo [Discussing socialism], Asuncion: RP-Criterio, 194 pp. Descargar libro completo

1989, El deseo de la libertad y la cuestión del otro: Posmodernidad, poder y sociedad [The will to freedom and the question of the other: postmodernism, power, society], Asuncion: RP-Criterio, 119 pp. Descargar libro completo

1987 (second printing 1988), Arditi, B., and J.C. Rodriguez, La sociedad a pesar del Estado: Movimientos sociales y recuperación democrática en el Paraguay [Society despite the state: social movements and democratic recovery in Paraguay], Asuncion: El Lector, 102 pp. Descargar libro completo

PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC ARTICLES

2012, “Insurgencies don’t have a plan —they are the plan. Political performatives and vanishing mediators in 2011″, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, 1 (1) download here, Debate Feminista 2012, descargar aquí

2010, ‘Politics is hegemony is populism?, in Constellations, 17 (3): 488-497. Extended review article of Ernesto Laclau’s On Populist Reason. [download text] [bajar en español]

2009, ‘Disagreement without reconciliation: Democracy, equality and the public realm’, in Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 12 (2), 167-181. Spanish version in Debate Feminista 23 (1): 41-59, Mexico, 2012 [download text] [bajar en español]

2008, ‘Arguments about the Left turn(s) in Latin America: a post-liberal politics?’, Latin American Research Review 43 (3), pp. 59-81. [download text] A slightly updated version included in Eric Hershberg and Maxwell Cameron (eds.), Latin America’s Left Turns: Politics, Policies and Trajectories of Change, Lynne Rienner, Colorado, 2010, pp. 145-167. Spanish translations available in Ciências Sociais Unisinos 45 (3), Porto Alegre, 2009, pp. 232-246; in Democracia intercultural y representación política en América Latina, PNUD-IDEA Internacional, La Paz, Bolivia, 2010, pp. 13-44; and in  Marc Zimmerman and Luis Ochoa Bilbao (eds.), Giros culturales en la marea rosa de América Latina, LACASA Publications (Houston) and Editorial BUAP (México), 2012, pp. 36-64. [bajar versión en español]

2008, ‘On the political: Schmitt contra Schmitt’, Telos 142, pp. 7-28. Translated to Portuguese in Caderno CRH 54, Brazil, pp. 423-438, 2008. [download text] [bajar en portugues] [bajar en español]

2007, ‘Post-hegemony: politics outside the usual post-Marxist paradigm’, Contemporary Politics, 13 (3), pp. 205-226.  Spanish version in Heriberto Cairo Carou and Javier Franzé, La gobernanza cultural: ensayos de política y cultura, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2010, pp. 159-193. [download] or [bajar versión en español]

2006 (co-authored with Carlos Chavez), ‘Del comercio libre al comercio justo: las iniciativas de los nuevos defensores de la equidad en las relaciones norte-sur’, [From free trade to fair trade: the initiatives of the new advocates of fairness in north-south relations], in the journal Sistema, 195, Madrid, pp. 53-82. Also in Cristina Puga (ed.), Acción colectiva y organización. Estudios sobre el desempeño asociativo, Mexico: UNAM, 2008, pp. 143-183. [download text]

2005, ‘Stirred and shaken. A symptomatology of the “art of the possible”’, Parallax 11 (4), pp. 12-22, special issue on agitation. Spanish translation in the critical theory journal Revista de Critica Cultural 34, Santiago, Chile, 2006, pp. 58-67, in Unisinos: Revista de Ciencias Sociais, 43 (3), Brazil, 2007, the Colombian journal of media studies Diálogos de la Comunicación, 75, 2007, http://www.dialogosfelafacs.net/75/articulos/pdf/75BenjaminArditi.pdf, in Alicia Hernández de Gante, Carlos Mallorquín Suzarte and Jorge Lora Cam (eds.) Las indisciplinas en las ciencias sociales, Puebla, México: BUAP, UNAM, UAHC, UARM, 2008, pp. 19-53, in Nelly Richard (ed.), Debates críticos en América Latina, Vol. 3, Santiago: ARCIS and Cuarto Propio, 2009, pp. 309-328, and in the Peruvian electronic journal Razón Práctica y Asuntos Públicos 14, 2010, http://www.razonpracticayasuntospublicos.com/ [download in English] or [bajar versión en español]

2004, ‘Populism as a spectre of democracy: a response to Canovan’, Political Studies, 52 (1), pp. 135-143; Italian translation in Trasgressioni: Rivista Cuadrimestrale di Cultura Política, 38, 2004, pp. 25-36; Spanish translation in Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas, 191, 2004, pp. 105-120.[download] or [bajar versión en español]

2004, ‘From globalism to globalization: the politics of resistance’, New Political Science, 26 (1), pp. 5-22. Reprinted in 2005 in Willem Assies, Marco Calderón and Anton Salman (Eds.), Citizenship, political culture and state transformation in Latin America, Amsterdam: Dutch University Press, pp.351-365. Spanish translation in Víctor Batta and Samuel Sosa (Eds.), Escenarios futuros sobre la globalización y el poder mundial, México: UNAM, 2004, pp. 97-122. [download] or [bajar versión en español]

2004, ‘Trayectoria y potencial politico de la idea de sociedad civil’ [The development and political potential of the idea of civil society], Revista Mexicana de Sociología, 66 (1), pp. 1-21. [download]

2003, ‘The becoming-other of politics: a post-liberal archipelago’, Contemporary Political Theory, 2 (3), pp. 307-326. Spanish translation in 2005 in B. Arditi (ed.), Democracia post-liberal? El espacio político de las asociaciones, Barcelona: Anthropos, pp. 219-248. Winner of the 2006 award of the Spanish Political Science Association (AECPA) for ‘Best Chapter in a Book’. [download] or [bajar versión en español]

2003, ‘Populism, or, politics at the edges of democracy’, Contemporary Politics, 9 (1), pp. 18-31. download article Spanish translation in e-L@tina, 2 (6), 2004, pp. 63-80, Buenos Aires, http://www.catedras.fsoc.uba.ar/udishal/elatina/06ene-mar2004.pdf

2003, ‘Talkin’ ‘bout a revolution: the end of mourning’, Parallax, 9 (2), pp. 81-95.

2000, ‘Soberanía light y ámbitos politicos supranacionales’ [Light sovereignty and supranational political domains], Perfiles Latinoamericanos, 17, FLACSO, Mexico, pp. 49-68.

2000, ‘The underside of difference’, abridged version in Memoria, 129, Mexico City, pp. 16-21; reprinted in México Indígena, 1 (2), November 2002, pp. 27-32. Also reprinted in 2000 in the web-based electronic journals Moebius, http://rehue.csociales.uchile.cl/publicaciones/moebio/0, Rebelión, and La Insignia, http://www.lainsignia.org/). An earlier English version was published as Working Paper No. 12, 1996, Centre for Theoretical Studies, University of Essex, and translated to Greek in Synchrona Themata, 62, Athens, 1997, pp. 41-54. For the extended version see my book Politics on the Edges of Liberalism.

1997, ‘La mutación de la política: Un mapa del escenario post-liberal’ [The mutation of politics: a post-liberal scenario], Nueva Sociedad, 150, Caracas, pp. 10-18.

1997, ‘The negotiation of equivalence’, Philosophy and Social Criticism 23 (3), pp. 55-76.

1997, ‘La impureza de los universales’ [The impurity of universals], Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política, 10, Madrid, pp. 46-69.

1995, ‘Cálculo y contingencia en los procesos de transición a la democracia’ [Calculation and contingency in processes of transition to democracy], European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 59, Amsterdam, pp. 77-95.

1995, ‘America Latina: La visión de los cientistas sociales’ [Latin America: the viewpoint of social scientists], Nueva Sociedad, 139, Caracas, pp. 70-73.

1995, ‘Tracing the political’, Angelaki 1 (3), Oxford, pp. 15-28. There is a longer Spanish version in Revista de Estudios Políticos, 87, Madrid, 1995, pp. 333-351 [bajar en español].

1992, ‘La intervención social ante las transformaciones de la política’ [Social intervention in the transformation of politics], Jóvenas, 2, Madrid, pp. 34-59.

1992, ‘La posmodernidad como coreografía de la complejidad’ [Postmodernism as a choreography of complexity], El Augur, 7, Asuncion, pp. 14-20.

1992, ‘Elecciones municipales y democratización en el Paraguay’ [Municipal elections and democratisation in Paraguay], Nueva Sociedad, 117, Caracas, pp. 48-57.

1990, ‘Elecciones y partidos en el Paraguay de la transición’ [Elections and political parties in the Paraguayan transition], Revista Mexicana de Sociología, 52 (4), pp. 83-98. Longer French version in Problèmes d’Amérique Latine, 2, New Series, 1991, pp. 57-76

1990, ‘Microfísica, poder, totalidad social’ [Microphysics, power and social totality], Revista de Crítica Cultural, 1 (2), Santiago, Chile, pp. 36-38.

1990, ‘Intelectuales y política en la izquierda latinoamericana’ [Intellectuals and politics in the Latin American left], David y Goliath, 56, Buenos Aires, pp. 27-35.

1989, ‘Adiós a Stroessner: nuevos espacios, viejos problemas’ [Goodbye to Stroessner: new spaces and old problems], Leviatán, 37, Madrid, pp. 43-52.

1988, ‘Romanticismo y sectarismo en el imaginario de izquierdas’ [Romanticism and sectarianism in the imaginary of the left], Leviatán, 34, Madrid, pp. 93-102.

1988, ‘El circuito norma-diferencia y los micropoderes’ [The norm-difference circuit and the micro-powers], David y Goliath XVII (53), Buenos Aires, pp. 56-62.

1987, ‘Una gramática posmoderna para pensar lo social’ [A post-modern grammar to think the social], Zona Abierta, 41-42, Madrid, pp. 183-206. Also reprinted in 1987 in Norbert Lechner (Ed.), Cultura política y democratización [Political culture and democratisation], Santiago de Chile: FLACSO/CLACSO/ICI, pp. 169-188. Portuguese version published in Lua Nova, 15, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1988, pp. 105-123.

1986, ‘El deseo de la libertad. La dialéctica y la cuestión del otro’ [The will to freedom. dialectics and the question of the other], David y Goliath XVI (50), Buenos Aires, pp. 52-59.

1985, ‘El sentido del socialismo, hoy’ [The meaning of socialism today], Opciones, 7, Santiago, Chile, pp. 22-31.

1983, ‘Sujetos a debate’ [The debate on subjectivity], El Buscón, No. 7, México, pp. 111-121.

BOOK CHAPTERS

2011, “El reencantamiento de la política como espacio de participación ciudadana”, in Martín Hopenhayn and Ana Sojo (eds.), Sentido de pertenencia en sociedades fragmentadas. América Latina desde una perspectiva global, Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI, pp. 55-84 [download in Spanish]

2007, ‘Ciudadanía de geometría variable y empoderamiento social: una propuesta’ [Social empowerment and a citizenship of variable geometry: a proposal], in Fernando Calderón (ed.), Ciudadanía y desarrollo humano, Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI-UNDP, pp. 123-148 [bajar en español Ojo: es el libro completo (3.2 MB) y no sólo mi capítulo]

2006, ‘Althusser: the gleam of theory’, in T. Carver and J. Martin (eds.), Continental political thought, London: Palgrave-MacMillan, pp. 182-195 Download chapter.

2006, ‘Los límites del particularismo y la cuestión de los universales’ [The limits of particularism and the question of universals], in Ana Vitar (Ed.), Políticas de educación. Razones de una pasión, Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila, pp. 115-141.

2005, ‘Populism as an internal periphery of democratic politics’, in Francisco Panizza (Ed.), Populism and the mirror of democracy, London: Verso, pp. 72-98. Spanish translation in F. Panizza (Ed.), El populismo como espejo de la democracia, Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, pp. 97-132.

2005, ‘El devenir-otro de la política. Un archipiélago posliberal’, in B. Arditi (ed.), Democracia post-liberal? El espacio político de las asociaciones, Barcelona: Anthropos, pp. 219-248. Winner of the 2006 award of the Spanish Political Science Association (AECPA) for ‘Best Chapter in a Book’.

2003, ‘El segundo circuito de la política: una propuesta para el financiamiento público de organizaciones sociales’, [The second tier of politics: a proposal for public funding of social organisations], in Silvia Bolos (Ed.), Participación y espacio público, México: Universidad de la Ciudad de México, pp. 75-90.

2003, ‘En defensa del elitismo: Tres decálogos para una ética de la responsabilidad y de la excelencia académica’ [in defense of elitism: three decalogues for an ethics of academic responsibility and excellence], in Judit Bokser (Ed.), Las ciencias sociales, Universidad y sociedad. Temas para una agenda de posgrado, México: UNAM, pp. 519-528.

2002, ‘La globalización y sus resistencias’ [Resistances to globalisation], in Marco Calderón (Ed.), Ciudadanía, Cultura Política y Reforma del Estado en América Latina, Mexico: El Colegio de Michoacán, pp. 465-478.

2000, ‘El reverso de la diferencia’ [The underside of difference], in B. Arditi (Ed.), El reverso de la diferencia: Identidad y política [The underside of difference: identity and politics], Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, pp. 99-124.

1995, ‘La política después de la política’ [Politics after politics], in S. Bolos (Ed.), Actores sociales y demandas urbanas [Social actors and urban demands], Mexico City: Plaza y Valdés, pp. 39-73.

1993, ‘Del granito al archipiélago. El Partido Colorado sin Stroessner’ [From granite to archipelago: the colorado party without Stroessner], in D. Abente (Ed.), Paraguay en transición [Paraguay in transition], Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, pp. 161-172.

1990, ‘Democracia y procesos electorales. El aporte de las campañas de educación cívica’ [Democracy and electoral processes. The role of civic education campaigns], in G. Murillo and M. Villaveces (Eds.), Conferencia Interamericana sobre Sistemas Electorales, Caracas: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), pp. 149-156.

1990, ‘A condiçao pós-marxista’ [The post-Marxist condition], in S. Larangeira (Ed.), Classes e movimentos sociais [Classes and social movements], Sao Paulo: Editora Hucitec, pp. 286-310.

1989, ‘Después de Stroessner. La recomposición del sistema de partidos en el Paraguay’ [After Stroessner: The restructuring of the party system in Paraguay], in J. Lanzaro (Ed.), Los partidos políticos de cara al 90 [Political parties in the 90s], Montevideo: Fundación de Cultura Universitaria, pp. 304-316.

1988, ‘Expansividad de lo social, recodificación de lo político’ [Expanding the social and re-codifying the political], in F. Calderón (Ed.), Imágenes desconocidas. La modernidad en la encrucijada posmoderna [Unknown images. modernity at the post-modern crossroads], Buenos Aires: CLACSO, pp. 161-171.

BOOK INTRODUCTIONS

1987, ‘Historia y memoria’ [History and memory], introduction to A. Seiferheld (Ed.), La caída de Federico Chaves: Una visión documental norteamericana [The fall of Federico Chaves from the standpoint of US documents], Editorial Histórica, Asuncion, Paraguay.

OTHER PUBLIC OUTPUT

2010, “El desacuerdo y la política latinoamericana” [Disagreement and Latin American Politics], interview in the journal Iconos, Quito, Ecuador, pp. 131-139.

2005, review of Mónica Guitián and Gina Zabludovsky (Eds.), Sociología y modernidad tardía: Entre la tradición y los nuevos retos, in Revista Mexicana de Sociología, LXVII (2), April-June, pp. 448-455 download file.

2003, ‘Resisting an unconditioned pole: global politics in the aftermath of the Iraq war’, Signs of the Times, http://www.signsofthetimes.org.uk/arditi.html

2003, ‘El reverso de la globalización’, in Comunidad Virtual de Gobernabilidad de Chile, http://www.gobernabilidad.cl/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=375

2002, ‘Ejercicio de la ciudadanía’,http://www.iedf.org.mx/DECEyEC/encuentro _multidiciplinaro/

2002, ‘La identidad, ese objeto esquivo’ [Identity, that Elusive Object], La compañía de los libros 1 (1), January-February, Mexico, pp. 20-21.

1989-1991, Writing and designing mass-produced civic education materials. (1) the Manual del Veedor, an instruction booklet with a simplified and illustrated version of the electoral law, prepared for party representatives and returning officers in the Paraguayan General Elections of 1989, and a second updated edition for the Municipal Elections of 1991. (2) Como Votar, a 90×100 cm illustrated poster describing the voting procedure, used in Paraguayan polling stations during the 1989 General Elections.

1986, B. Arditi et al, Comunidad cultural y democratización en el Paraguay [Cultural community and democratization in Paraguay], a pro-democracy manifesto written by a collective of artists, writers and intellectuals, Asuncion: RP Ediciones, 31 pp.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

1997 to date, co-editor of Taking on the Political, book series on Continental thought, published by Edinburgh University Press. See http://www.euppublishing.com/series/totp

Member of the editorial boards of the peer-reviewed journals London Security Policy Study (UK), Revista Ciências Sociais UNISINOS (Brazil), Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales (Mexico) and Andamios (Mexico), Astrolabio: Revista de Filosofía (www.ub.es/astrolabio, Spain) and Cuadernos Sociológicos (ARCIS, Chile) and referee for Andamios, Borderlines, Contemporary Political Theory, Estudios Sociológicos, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Research Review, New Political Science, Parallax, Political Studies, Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Revista Ciências Sociais UNISINOS, Review of International Studies, Theory & Event, Third World Quarterly, Translation Studies.

1994-1997, founder and editor, Working Papers series of the Centre for Theoretical Studies, University of Essex, United Kingdom.

1986-1992, founder and editor, Working Paper series of the Centro de Documentación y Estudios (CDE), Asuncion, Paraguay.

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