Contributors Slavoj A iA ek, Alain Badiou, Antoni Negri, Michael Hardt, Jacques Ranciere, Terry Eagleton, Jean-Luc Nancy, Susan Buck-Morss, Bruno Bosteels, Peter Hallward, Alberto Toscano, Wang Hui and others took part in a landmark conference in London on the idea of communism in 2009. This volume brings together their discussions on the philosophical and political import of the communist idea, highlighting both its continuing significance and the need to reconfigure the concept within a world marked by havoc and crisis.
SLAVOJ A IA EK is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. COSTAS DOUZINAS is Professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London. He is the author of numerous works, including Human Rights and Empire, The End of Human Rights, and Law and the Image: The Authority of Art and the Aesthetics of Law