This book is about the global crisis and the right to resistance,
about neoliberal biopolitics and direct democracy, about the
responsibility of intellectuals and the poetry of the multitude.
Using Greece as an example, Douzinas argues that the persistent
sequence of protests, uprisings and revolutions has radically
changed the political landscape. This new politics is the latest
example of the drive to resist, a persevering characteristic of the
human spirit. The EU and the IMF used Greece as a guinea pig to
test the conditions of social reconstruction in times of crisis.
But the manifold resistances turned the object of experimentation
into a political subject and overturned the plans of elites. The
idea and limits of democracy are redefined in the place of their
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