Abstract

Abstract:

In this article I show how and why Freedom Is Power (FIP) is a work concerned with the decolonizing context of South Africa and the Global South, and what follows from this. I argue that the ongoing process of decolonization, that is, real liberation and empowerment, requires a realist view of freedom as power through representation. I focus on the idea of the republic and democratic institutions; and the question of how to bring about national and global political change. I thereby clarify what is distinct about and necessary for the decolonizing democratic republic and highlight why FIP is both an act of resistance and reconstruction.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-9731
Print ISSN
1089-0017
Pages
pp. 120-134
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-29
Open Access
No
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