Zuzana Kulašiková

Nové chápanie politickej moci, politickej objektivity a redefinícia politiky

(A New Understanding of Political Power, Political Objectivity, and New Definition of Polic)

Politické vedy, Volume 25, Number 1/2022, pages 211-237



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KULAŠIKOVÁ, Z. 2022. Nové chápanie politickej moci, politickej objektivity a redefinícia politiky. In Politické Vedy. Vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 211-237. ISSN 1335 – 2741. Available at:


In our study on current views on the position of power in politics, we were based on a number of modern political theories, where the fundamental aspect of modern power and politics is conflict and the aim of politics is to gain and retain power. The constitutional position of power in these theories is characterized as a „goal about itself“. Power is a goal, it is not an instrument of politics. Political philosophy from Hobbees to Nozick rejects theories that give politics (or political power) higher goals. We analysed  new concepts of the position of power in political relations (Badiou, Oakeshott, Balibar, Ranciere, Shapiro), leading to a new concept of politico. We have concluded that the perception of power is gradually taking shape, which represents a categorical turnaround compared to the understanding of modern power and politics as conflict. The basis for the new perceptualisation of power is the change in its existing constitutional position within political relations - as an objective. The new concepts of power and politics represents a power that has undergone conversion on the basis of a new understanding of political objectivity and does not involve conflict between opposites and coercion or violence.

Key words: New Definition of Power, New Definition of Political Objectivity, New Definition Policy

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