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By Henrik Paul Bang

This publication examines Foucault's political framework for connecting political authority with practices of freedom. It starts off from the older Foucault's declare that the place there's obedience there can't be govt by way of fact. Then it exhibits how this declare runs like a crimson thread via his whole existence venture.

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Mandela acknowledged that he, as a political authority, would never find the courage to speak up about the truth without being surrounded by laypeople who ‘can’, ‘will’ and ‘understand how to’ act together spontaneously, innovatively and connectively in terms of their multiplicity of ‘small’ tactics. Without these, he would never have been able to develop the ‘right’ strategy for solving, or at least easing, the many crisis tendencies, high-consequence risks and wicked issues that he and the population confronted in the post-apartheid situation.

For example, as indicated in the Introduction, Foucault thinks that even Kant built the notions of ‘superpower’ and ‘supplement’ into his transcendentalism by elevating Frederick of Prussia to his ‘synthetic’ agent for unfolding the universal principles of Aufklärung (GSO: 38): We have precisely, through Frederick’s decision and his way of governing, that adjustment between, on the one hand, a government of self which will develop in the form of the universal (as public discussion, public reasoning, and the public use of understanding) and, on the other, the obedience to which all those who are part of a given society, state, or administration will be constrained.

In a real democracy, there can be no enemies, only difference. As Mandela said, If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner. Authorization and normalization beyond the state of exception The circle of the good parrhesia and democracy functions in terms of reciprocal acceptance and recognition of difference. This disrupts any notion of consensus, although it will obviously be the case that political cooperation in some situations will call for reaching a consensus of some sort (Dryzek 2006, Fischer 2003).

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