Towards an adventurous institutional politics: The prefigurative ‘as if’ and the reposing of what’s real

@article{Cooper2020TowardsAA,
  title={Towards an adventurous institutional politics: The prefigurative ‘as if’ and the reposing of what’s real},
  author={Davina Cooper},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={68},
  pages={893 - 916}
}
Discussion of prefigurative politics typically focuses on the revisioning of means to ends within grass-roots activities taking shape against or apart from the state. This article takes a different approach. Addressing prefiguration through the terms of the ‘as if’, it explores the assertion of counterhegemonic meanings, facts, norms and authority both by and about institutions, including state ones. Through four contentious acts: municipal expressions of international solidarity; legislating… 
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