Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy as an invitation to new beginnings in public management

Keywords: Hannah Arendt, totalitarianism, public realm, action, power, public administration

Abstract

The article aims at the analysis of Hanna Arendt’s views of public realm and power motivated by the concerns about the presence of totalitarian risks in a life of modern states. Crisis phenomena in politics and economics lead to the recognition of these risks in political statements and additionally urge to read anew the notion of totalitarianism with the aim to clarify its origins in today’s public and private realms as well as to create the possibilities to oppose it.

The aim of the study is the defining of the new developments in public administration based on Hanna Arendt’s ideas of public realm strengthening.

The novelty of the paper is the recognition of connection between the philosophical concepts of public realm, relations of human communities with reality and power and, on the other hand, with some possible developments in public administration. This connection enables us to broaden the customary view on public administration for the specific purpose of finding the relevant answer to the crisis phenomena in human condition in XXI century.

Conclusions. Based on the result of the study, in the work of Hannah Arendt we find ideas and practical embodiments in the development of public administration. The plans for this development should ensure that tools are in place to ensure that citizens have access to factual information, to properly represent the interests of individuals and groups in the public domain, to make public decisions and personalize responsibility for decisions at all stages of its preparation and adoption, to preserve and develop capacity critical thinking in society. This should be done in order to form in public space a common vision of reality and the authorities to realize their responsibility.

References

1. European Parliament resolution on the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe (2019/2819(RSP)). URL:https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/B-9-2019-0098_EN.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3Ik8bXr3e-R_kpNGu6PdLRjp1uunzoj9h2bhppYQ4BCb3wDfjTPdrvj4Y (Дата звернення: 02.02.2020).
2. Спіцина В. С. Особливості перекладу феноменологічної філософської думки Х. Арендт. Вісник КНЛУ. Серія Філологія. Том 19. № 1. 2016. С. 107–113.
3. Арендт Х. Vita Activa, или О деятельной жизни. М. : Ад Маргинем Пресс, 2017. 416 с.
4. Арендт Х. О насилии. М. : Новое издательство, 2014. 148 с.
5. Арендт Х. Опыты понимания, 1930–1954. Становление, изгнание и тоталитаризм. М. : Изд-во Института Гайдара, 2018. 718 с.
6. Арендт Х. Ответственность и суждение. М. : Изд-во Института Гайдара, 2013. 352 с.
7. Бадью А. Обстоятельства, 4: Что именует имя Саркози? М. : Академия исследования культуры, 2008. 192 с.
8. Mayer J. Trump TV. Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda? The New Yorker. March 11, 2019. P. 43–49.
9. Starr Paul. The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications: NY, Basic Books, 2005. 496 р.
10. Арендт Х. Между прошлым и будущим. Восемь упражнений в политической мысли. М. : Изд-во Института Гайдара, 2014. 416 с.
11. LeJune John. Hannah Arendt and the Dark Public Sphere. Социологическое обозрение. Том 17. № 4. С. 57–58.
12. Арендт Х. Истоки тоталитаризма. М. : ЦентрКом, 1996. 672 с.
13. Фонд Ілька Кучеріва. На які першочергові реформи чекають громадяни? URL: https://dif.org.ua/article/na-yaki-pershochergovi-reformi-chekayut-gromadyani?fbclid=IwAR0aw61cJ5AqNs7ZupPqwwte0DV5v-MkLbxdS4eOsG0qXmvelIp3b-19JT4 (Дата звернення: 02.02.2020).
14. Ruban J. Еропейская интеграция в коммуникации двух Президентов Украины. Nowy Prometeusz. 2013. № 4. C. 35–46.
15. Арендт Х. Жизнь ума. СПб. : Наука, 2013. 517 с.

References:
1. European Parliament resolution on the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe (2019/2819(RSP)). (2019) URL: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/B-9-2019-0098_EN.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3Ik8bXr3e-R_kpNGu6PdLRjp1uunzoj9h2bhppYQ4BCb3wDfjTPdrvj4Y (Last accessed: 02.02.2020).
2. Spitsyna, V. S. (2016) Osoblyvosti perekladu fenomenologichnoyi filosofskoyi dumky H. Arendt. Visnyk KNLU. Seriya Filologiya, Vol 19, 1 [in Ukrainian].
3. Аrendt, Hannah. (2017). Vita Activa, ili o deyatelnoy zhizni. М. : Аd Marginem Press [in Russian].
4. Аrendt, Hannah. (2014). O nasilii. М. : Novoe izdatelstvo [in Russian].
5. Аrendt, Hannah. (2018). Opyty ponimaniya. Stanovlrniye, izgnaniye i totalitarizm. М. : Izdatelstvo Instituta Gaidara [in Russian].
6. Аrendt, Hannah. (2013). Otvetstvennost i suzhdenie. М. : Izdatelstvo Instituta Gaidara [in Russian].
7. Badiou, Alain (2008). Obstoyatelstva 4: Chto imenuet imya Sarkozy?: М. : Akademiya issledovaniy kultury [in Russian].
8. Mayer, J. (2019). Trump TV. Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda? The New Yorker, March 11, p. 43–49.
9. Starr, P. (2005). The Creation of the Media: Political Origins of Modern Communications. NY, Basic Books.
10. Аrendt, Hannah. (2014). Mezhdu proshlym i budushchim. М. : Izdatelstvo Instituta Gaidara [in Russian].
11. LeJune, John. (2018). Hannah Arendt and the Dark Public Sphere. Sociologycheskoe obozreniye, Vol. 17, 4.
12. Аrendt, Hannah. (1996). Istoki totalitarizma. М. : TsentrCom [in Russian].
13. Fond Ilka Kucheriva. (2019). Na yaki pershochergovi reformy chekayut gromadyany. URL: https://dif.org.ua/article/na-yaki-pershochergovi-reformi-chekayut-gromadyani?fbclid=IwAR0aw61cJ5AqNs7ZupPqwwte0DV5v-MkLbxdS4eOsG0qXmvelIp3b-19JT4 (Last assessed: 21.01.2020) [in Ukrainian].
14. Ruban, Yuriy (2013). Yevropeyskaya integratsiya v kommunikatsii dvukh Prezidentov Ukrainy. Nowy Prometeusz, 4, 35–46 [in Russian].
15. Аrendt, Hannah (2013). Zhizn uma. SPb. : Nauka [in Russian].

Abstract views: 30
PDF Downloads: 14
Published
2020-03-13
How to Cite
Ruban, Y. G. (2020). Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy as an invitation to new beginnings in public management. Scientific Papers of the Legislation Institute of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, (2), 150-158. https://doi.org/10.32886/instzak.2020.02.16