A path to the future, or ambivalent payoffs: tragic complexity, or a foundation for good order?

John O’Brien

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Abstract

Rosa’s concept of ‘resonance’ requires greater consideration of the tensions, traps and payoffs that will result from the political programmes and institutions that will have to be developed if the concept is to be protected and promoted. The paper points out the sacrifices of ideals and resort to power and coercion that tends to come with institution building and political action, and that can warp to absurdity foundational radiant ideals. Lessons from past attempts at re-charismatisation need to be incorporated into resonance theory through a fuller historical sociological account of comparable historical movements to promote ethical ideals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-396
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Political Power
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • ambivalence
  • historical sociology
  • routinisation
  • subsidiarity
  • Symbolisation

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