Jacques Ranciere on the Difference Between Police and Politics

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Michel Bauwens, reading notes of 2006, source unknown:

Jacques Ranciere differentiates between

- 1) Police vs Politics

POLICE refers to the logic of counting and assigning the population to different places

>< POLITICS refers to the subversion of that differentiating logic through the constitution of an egalitarian discourse which puts into question the established identities.

- 2) People vs Multitudes

The PEOPLE refer to the specific subject of politics which presupposes a sharp distinction in the social body that cannot be led back to any kind of immanent unity

>< The MULTITUDES , a concept derived from the Nietzchean-Deleuzian ethics of affirmation and used by Negri, he considered an a-political concept