A Materialist Theory of Justice
The One, the Many, the Not-Yet
By (author) George Sotiropoulos
Publication date:13 March 2019
Length of book:268 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
The theorization enlarges the scope of the notion by incorporating a wide spectrum of phenomena, from animal forms of sociality and activity, to revolution, empire, civil war up to and including the riots that spread out in the world today. In this way, the book also manages to extend beyond the disciplinary boundaries of normative political theory, within which theories of justice are usually logged, and enter a productive discussion with various currents of critical thought.
This book is an antidote to the growing specialisation of political theory. It disrupts the canonical ideal theories of justice by presenting justice as ‘becoming-justice’, a productive desire that simply cannot be satisfied. In this fascinating journey on the multi-dimensionality of justice, we meet new materialists, non-hierarchical struggles such as the Occupy movement, the Indignados, anti-fascist movements, as well as historical examples.