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Intelektualac i globalna politika
The Intellectual and Global Politics

Author(s): Mile Savić
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: intellectual-advisor; real politics; real utopia; “sober pragmatism”; cosmopolitan democracy;

Summary/Abstract: The text focuses on the intellectuals’ engagement in politics, which the author analyses using the example of Giddens’ role as T. Blair’s advisor. The author reconstructs the relationship between the social theory (Giddens) and real politics (Blair) mainly by analysing the problem of globalisation. The author is of the opinion that the intellectuals’ engagement in politics is no different than anyone else’s political engagement, so the policy of the intellectual discourse always boils down to real politics. Therefore, Giddens’ example of an intellectual-advisor fails to show to what extent politics are subordinated to autonomous cognitive and moral imperatives but rather indicates the extent to which cognitive competence and moral beliefs are subordinated to the imperatives of real politics.

  • Issue Year: 9/2002
  • Issue No: 01+04
  • Page Range: 287-305
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian