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The democratic paradox

Author: Chantal Mouffe
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2000.
Series: Phronesis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on the work of Wittgenstein and Derrida, and engaging with the provocative theses of Carl Schmitt, she proposes a new understanding of democracy in terms of 'agonistic pluralism' which acknowledges the ineradicability of antagonsim and the impossibility of a final resolution of conflicts." --Cover.
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Mouffe, Chantal.
Democratic paradox.
London ; New York : Verso, 2000
(OCoLC)606298921
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chantal Mouffe
ISBN: 1859847587 9781859847589 1859842798 9781859842799
OCLC Number: 43662109
Description: xii, 143 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Democratic Paradox --
Democracy, Power and 'The Political' --
Carl Schmitt and the Paradox of Liberal Democracy --
Wittgenstein, Political Theory and Democracy --
For an Agonistic Model of Democracy --
A Politics without Adversary? --
Conclusion: The Ethics of Democracy.
Series Title: Phronesis.
Responsibility: Chantal Mouffe.

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Taking issue with John Rawls and Jurgen Habermas on one side, and the political tenets of Blair, Clinton and Schroder on the other, the author brings to the fore the paradoxical nature of modern  Read more...

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