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Claude Lefort : thinker of the political

Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2013.
Series: Critical explorations in contemporary thought
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first English language volume to offer such a wide-ranging scholarly and intellectual perspective on Claude Lefort. It constitutes the most comprehensive attempt to reconstruct Lefort's  Read more...

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Named Person: Claude Lefort; Claude Lefort
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 023037557X 9780230375574 0230375588 9780230375581
OCLC Number: 857301891
Description: 260 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword; Bernard Flynn Acknowledgements Note to Contributors Introduction; Martin Plot PART I: CLAUDE LEFORT, A CLOSE READER: INTELLECTUAL INFLUENCES AND DIALOGUES 1. Claude Lefort: A Political Biography; Dick Howard 2. Lefort as Phenomenologist of the Political; Bernard Flynn 3. Lefort and Machiavelli; Newton Bignotto 4. Claude Lefort, Political Anthropology, and Symbolic Division; Samuel Moyn 5. Claude Lefort as Reader of Leo Strauss; Claudia Hilb PART II: INTERPRETING THE POLITICAL: EVENTS AND POLITICAL THOUGHT 6. Claude Lefort, the Practice and Thought of Disincorporation; Giles Bataillon 7. The Style Claude Lefort; Michael B. Smith 8. Lefort, the Philosopher of 1989; Andrew Arato 9. Rethinking the Politics of Human Rights and Democracy with and beyond Claude Lefort; Jean Cohen 10. Lefort and Tocqueville on the Possibility of Democratic Despotism; Steven Bilakovics PART III: SYMBOLIC MUTATIONS: LEFORT'S INFLUENCE IN CONTEMPORARY DEMOCRATIC THEORY 11. Thinking Democracy Beyond Regimes: 'Untangling Political Analysis from the Nation-State; Marc G. Doucet 12. Lefort and the Symbolic Dimension; Warren Breckman 13. Democracy Beyond the Political; Brian Singer 14. Lefort and the Fate of Radical Democracy; Jeremy Valentine 15. The Advent of the Aesthetico-Political; Martin Plot
Series Title: Critical explorations in contemporary thought
Responsibility: edited by Martin Plot.
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