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    Joel Kovel, In Nicaragua (London, Free Association Books, 1988)
    Thesis Eleven 27 (1): 219-233. 1990.
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    A class and state analysis of Henry Sidgwick's utilitarianism
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 11 (3): 259-296. 1986.
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    Thesis Eleven 49 (1). 1997.
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    Philosophical Interrogation and Creation of Democracy: Iran Confronts Modern Destiny
    with Ramin Jahanbegloo
    Thesis Eleven 32 (1): 103-107. 1992.
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    Fighting the Wrong Enemy?
    with Andreas Kalyvas
    Political Theory 26 (6): 818-824. 1998.
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    Homage to Cornelius Castoriadis
    with P. Vidal-Naquet
    Common Knowledge 7 1-4. 1998.
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    The increase in cases of political corruption, the loss of politicians' credibility, the development of social and political forms of pathology, and the role of the State have been at the center of political debates. In one way or another, these problems raise the question of the legitimacy of the established powers. The result is that legitimacy, a key notion of political thought in general, has today become a burning issue. Coicaud examines all these issues and proffers insightful answers to q…Read more
  • On Plato's "Statesman" (edited book)
    Stanford University Press. 2002.
    This posthumous book represents the first publication of one of the seminars of Cornelius Castoriadis, a renowned and influential figure in twentieth-century thought. A close reading of Plato's _Statesman_, it is an exemplary instance of Castoriadis's pragmatic, pertinent, and discriminating approach to thinking and reading a great work: "I mean really reading it, by respecting it without respecting it, by going into the recesses and details without having decided in advance that everything it c…Read more
  • Writing: The Political Test (edited book)
    Duke University Press. 2000.
    Writing involves risks—the risk that one will be misunderstood, the risk of being persecuted, the risks of being made a champion for causes in which one does not believe, this risk of inadvertently supporting a reader’s prejudices, to name a few. In trying to give expression to what is true, the writer must “clear a passage within the agitated world of passions,” an undertaking that always to some extent fails: writers are never the master of their own speech. In _Writing: The Political Test, _F…Read more
  • Two thousand five hundred years ago, in 507–506 B.C.E., the institutions of Athen were rocked by the reforms of Cleisthenes. Although the word did not yet exist, here was the foundation of democracy. First published in French in 1964, Cleisthenes the Athenian has become the classic study of the philosophical, political, and aesthetic background and significance of these reforms. The book has influenced a generation of scholars in anthropology, sociology, urban planning, political science, philos…Read more