Space 8 The Repositioning of Citizenship: Emergent Subjects and Spaces for Politics
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One set of themes in Empire1 concerns the formation of the multitude as a political subject. Of direct interest to the paper that follows this brief introduction are Hardt’s and Negri’s propositions about the new geographies constituted through the movements and mixing of the multitude and the latter’s territorial reappropriations through these movements. A first step in the formation of political subjectivity is described by Hardt and Negri as the right of the multitude to govern its own movements and its appropriation of space; this is also a first step in the formation of global citizenship.