IBNA- A book on globalization and international relations, ‎‘Commonwealth’ ‎(2009) by ‎scholars Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri who consider contemporary capitalist ‎relations and the potential revolutionary conditions has been translated into Persian and ‎published.‎
This seminal work has been translated into Persian by Iranian author, translator and university instructor Fo’ad Habibi. Tehran-based Qoqnoos Publishing has released ‘Commonwealth’ in 504 pages
When ‘Empire’ appeared in 2000, it defined the political and economic challenges of the era of globalization and, thrillingly, found in them possibilities for new and more democratic forms of social organization. Now, with ‘Commonwealth’, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri conclude the trilogy begun with ‘Empire’ and continued in ‘Multitude’, proposing an ethics of freedom for living in our common world and articulating a possible constitution for our common wealth.
Drawing on scenarios from around the globe and elucidating the themes that unite them, Hardt and Negri focus on the logic of institutions and the models of governance adequate to our understanding of a global commonwealth. They argue for the idea of the “common” to replace the opposition of private and public and the politics predicated on that opposition. Ultimately, they articulate the theoretical bases for what they call “governing the revolution.”
Though this book functions as an extension and a completion of a sustained line of Hardt and Negri’s thought, it also stands alone and is entirely accessible to readers who are not familiar with the previous works. It is certain to appeal to, challenge, and enrich the thinking of anyone interested in questions of politics and globalization.

Antonio Negri has taught at the University of Padua and University of Paris VIII. Michael Hardt teaches at Duke University, where he is director of the Social Movements Lab.
They are best known for the Empire trilogy: ‘Empire’ (2000), ‘Multitude’ (2004), and ‘Commonwealth’ (2009). They are also authors most recently of ‘Declaration’ (2012).
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