Theory of Negative Political Consciousness: The Case of Reliance on the Credenda and the Medieval Justification of Political Power

  • Mehdi Shokri
  • Open Journal of Social Sciences, January 2017, Scientific Research Publishing, Inc,
  • DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.59015

Conceptualization of the Politics of Miranda and Credenda

What is it about?

This paper assesses two instruments of power: the miranda and credenda of power. These instruments can be found in different power systems and regimes: in ancient Greece, Islamic medieval states or even in Modern Middle Easter states. The first approach is historical, which helps to understand the origin of the miranda and credenda of power. The second approach is theoretical, which helps to show both the miranda and credenda of power that are used to assess the claims to the justification of power. As a critique, this paper shows that semi-democracies, fascist states, theocracies, and communist regimes use these instruments excessively to justify their power. Abuse of such instrument is only possible by generating “negative political consciousness” of which aim is to make folks to become rightless and powerless. Such trend is a threat to a healthy democracy. The aim of this paper attempts to show the important role of miranda and credenda of power in justification of power.

Why is it important?

Negative Political Consciousness, Justification of Political Power, Politics of Miranda

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Mr Mehdi Shokri
Freie Universitat Berlin

Conceptualization of the Politics of Miranda and Credenda

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