Aug 09

Democracy and the Politcal System

In the field of political system, democracy is beginning to be regarded as an impediment, as a nuisance. We are not, then, and sometimes many people do not realize, in an industrial society. Consequently the forms of power are different. Consequently, the old forms (trade unions, political parties, business associations and all those "institutions" of civil society) are crumbling, like traditional value systems, family, power systems (democracy in danger) . There are new forms of power and new forms of politics, only that the trend is to eliminate the latter, ie, a neo-totalitarianism. If we, for example, the futility of trade unions and absolute powerlessness of the parties to unite around ideologies, we must admit that the new political structure will undergo a network of networks for action and political pressure.

The thing to understand is that politics no longer a space of action-individual or organizational unit to become a great network of transmission networks, building coalitions and alliances and joint lobbying. In his postscript on the societies of control, Gilles Deleuze reminds us of the process, Foucault, disciplinary societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in full in the early twentieth century, which man passes from the enclosed space enclosed space, that is, the family, schools, barracks, the factory and, eventually, the prison, which would be a perfect analog model. This model would be brief, just a replacement of so-called sovereignty, which is organized more death than life. Deleuze sees the end of World War II and the dropping point of the new forces and the beginning of the crisis of what we call civil society.