Towards Political Responsibility: Hannah Arendt and the Case of Serbia Cover Image

Kako do političke odgovornosti: Hana Arent i slučaj Srbije
Towards Political Responsibility: Hannah Arendt and the Case of Serbia

Author(s): Gordana Daša Duhaček
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Centar za ženske studije & Centar za studije roda i politike, Fakultet političkih nauka, Beograd
Keywords: responsibility; guilt; policies of evil; citizen/ship;

Summary/Abstract: The issue of responsibility - regardless of the overwhelming reality - has yet to be adequately addressed as a political category. For the most part responsibility has so far been discussed as an ethical category; if appearing within the political it has been underlying the political analysis of evil. This text will address the problem of political responsibility and as a point of departure will use the political theory of Hannah Arendt. And whereas her theory was built primarily as a reflection on the history of Nazism and is based on her experiences of those events, the objective here is to answer how Arendt’s theory can be used for the analysis of what has happened in the Balkans, or, more specifically as a direction toward a process of self–reflection within Serbia. An Arendtian theoretical format can benefit from an analysis that considers a gendered political perspective; therefore this text will also mark the position of women within Serbian political space.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 10-11
  • Page Range: 73-87
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian