What does Europe want? : the Union and its discontents /

Slavoj Žižek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe's growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To g...

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Authors / Creators: Žižek, Slavoj (Author), Horvat, Srećko (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Horvat, Srećko, author.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Language notes:In English.
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Series:Insurrections.
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Summary:Slavoj Žižek and Srecko Horvat combine their critical clout to emphasize the dangers of ignoring Europe's growing wealth gap and the parallel rise in right-wing nationalism, which is directly tied to the fallout from the ongoing financial crisis and its prescription of imposed austerity. To general observers, the European Union's economic woes appear to be its greatest problem, but the real peril is an ongoing ideological-political crisis that threatens an era of instability and reactionary brutality. The fall of communism in 1989 seemed to end the leftist program of universal emancipation.
Two critical heavyweights call on Europe to radically resist global injustice and become a more conscientious player in world politics.
Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxii, 204 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:0231538413
9780231538411
Author Notes:Slavoj Zizek is a professor at the Institute for Sociology, University of Ljubljana, and at the European Graduate School. Among his most recent books are Demanding the Impossible , The Year of Dreaming Dangerously , and The Sublime Object of Ideology . He is a coeditor of Hegel and the Infinite: Religion, Politics, and Dialectic and a contributor to Democracy in What State? , What Does a Jew Want? On Binationalism and Other Specters , and Reimagining the Sacred: Debating God with Richard Kearney .

Srecko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher and the author of nine books. He is also a highly respected political theorist and activist, and a columnist for The Guardian . His latest book is After the End of History: From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement .