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Title: Responsabilità e democrazia. Winnicot interprete del dispositivo elettorale
Authors: Colangelo, Carmelo
Keywords: PsychoanalysisPoliticalTheoryAuthorityTransitionalArea
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Carmelo Colangelo, "Responsabilità e democrazia. Winnicot interprete del dispositivo elettorale" in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2020) XXII/2", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2020, pp. 215-288
Journal: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics 
Winnicott's "Some Thoughts on the Meaning of the Word Democracy" is a problematic, layered work, which analyzes the importance of unconscious emotional factors in the election and removal of leaders. According to Winnicott, a true democracy exists only if a certain number of individuals, thanks to the secrecy of the vote, are capable of producing a psychic field in which the public sphere is brought back to interiority, so as to produce a specific individual responsibility. Voting is considered an intermediate zone of experience, to which both internal and external life contribute. The author shows the relationship that this interpretation of the democratic electoral system has with the concept of transitional area
Type: Article
ISSN: 1825-5167
DOI: 10.13137/1825-5167/30994
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2020) XXII/2

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