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Albert Camus : from the absurd to revolt

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing philosophy, literature, politics and history, John Foley examines the full breadth of Camus’ ideas to provide a comprehensive and rigorous study of his political and philosophical thought and a significant contribution to a range of … Continue reading

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The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt – Albert Camus

In this towering intellectual document, Camus argues that hope for the future lies in revolt, which unlike revolution is a spontaneous response to injustice and a chance to achieve change without giving up collective and intellectual freedom. The Rebel is … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of History – Times of Riots and Uprisings

Testing the winds of history blowing from the Arab revolts. In the uprisings of the Arab world, Alain Badiou discerns echoes of the European revolutions of 1848. In both cases, the object was to overthrow despotic regimes maintained by the … Continue reading

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Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet

An accessible guide to the enduring struggle between people and power in the digital age. Egypt’s January 25. Revolution of 2011 was a dramatic demonstration of the role social media has come to play in radical activism. A key moment … Continue reading

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The day the middle class will rise up

When the middle classes revolt, our political leaders will realise that they have been sitting on a powder keg, warns Polish philosopher Marcin Król. In the absence of any prospect of social advancement, they may choose revolution as a last … Continue reading

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The August riots in England – Understanding the involvement of young people

The overall aim of this study was to explore the triggers of youth involvement in the August riots from the perspective of those involved and affected. Young people were not solely responsible for these events – older people were also … Continue reading

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Revolution U

But what worked so smoothly online proved much more difficult on the street. Police occupied the factory in Mahalla and headed off the strike. The demonstrations there turned violent: Protesters set fire to buildings, and police started shooting, killing at … Continue reading

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A carnival of revolution: Central Europe 1989

This is the first history of the revolutions that toppled communism in Europe to look behind the scenes at the grassroots movements that made those revolutions happen. It looks for answers not in the salons of power brokers and famed … Continue reading

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The Common in Revolt

It did not take much imagination, once the analysis of the current economic crisis had been brought back to its causes and social effects, to foretell urban revolts akin to jacqueries. Commonwealth had predicted that already in 2009. Now is … Continue reading

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