Planetary PoliticsA Manifesto
Planetary Politics
A Manifesto

The global crisis of our time involves a complex of ecological, economic, technological and migratory challenges that no state is able to control. The result is a provincialization of our democracies with respect to the new planetary powers confronting humanity – it is from this that our increasingly impotent and rabid politics stems. As paradoxical as it may seem, it is precisely the decline of the nation-state that is the source of the great nationalist uprising of our time.

We need a new planetary vision that is able to reclaim and liberate our world, starting today and engaging each of us. This is the task of philosophy as much as it is of politics, of theory as it is of activism. Connecting with a new generation taking to the streets across the globe, this book tells the story of the ever-closer union of our world, from the age of empire to the climate crisis, and presents a plea and a roadmap to step beyond the mental and material boundaries of our nations in order to develop a new planetary politics that will be capable of addressing the great challenges of our time.

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  • January 2021
  • 140 pages
  • 124 x 190 mm / 5 x 7 in
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Table of Contents
The twilight of universal Europe
The human zoo
The last ideology
Before the revolution
All under heaven
A glimpse into a politics for the planet
About the Author
Lorenzo Marsili is a philosopher-activist and the cofounder of the transnational NGO European Alternatives. His work crosses theory, politics and contemporary arts. 
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