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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 3, January-June 2005


Daniel Innerarity Universidad de Zaragoza
Title Who are "us"? Preliminaries to an Identitarian Politics Summary The modern societies are characterized by their complexity. From a systems theory point of view, it means that modern societies can always be observed from many perspectives and also means that the observer is watched as well. Under these conditions, it is impossible to find a linking belonging; an isolated identity able to be understood as ‘ourselves’. An exchange between the familiar and the strange comes out. If long time ago, the strange was not the familiar, right now the difference is getting more relative. A paradoxical ‘ourselves’, that it gradually reproduces and changes itself, remains at the constitutional order into the democratic coexistence. That is the reason why the institutional realities, the societies organization and the ritual State cannot monopolize the politics. “Politics is rather than a place where the society acts over itself and renovate the public sphere methods”. For that, the identity of the common interest does not have a chronological nature. The ‘society’, such Tönnies explains, has not loomed up out of the losing of a previous ‘community’ –it does not mean that the people do not exist not at all– but the society is an unsteady scale, an opening and mutating reality Keywords Modern societies, ourselves, democratic coexistence, community.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n3a2


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