Agonistics: Thinking The World Politically

Agonistics: Thinking The World Politically

by Chantal Mouffe
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and its results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture?

Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agonistics – the search for a radical and plural democracy – Chantal Mouffe examines… See more details below

Overview

Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and its results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture?

Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agonistics – the search for a radical and plural democracy – Chantal Mouffe examines international relations, strategies for radical politics, the future of Europe and the politics of artistic practices. She shows that in many circumstances where no alternatives seem possible, agonistics offers a new road map for change. Engaging with
cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities she argues in favour of a multipolar world with real cultural and political pluralism.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Philosopher's Magazine
“Mouffe represents a position that every serious student of contemporary political thought must acknowledge and come to terms with.”
From the Publisher
'Mouffe represents a position that every serious student of contemporary political thought must acknowledge and come to terms with.'—Philosophers’ Magazine

'Evocative and challenging’ —Radical Philosophy

‘An indispensable readHarvard Educational Review

‘Important and timely’—Political Theory
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781682357
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Chantal Mouffe is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster in London. She has taught and researched at many universities around the world and is a corresponding member of the College International de Philosophie, Paris. Her previous books include The Democratic Paradox, The Return of the Political, The Dimensions of Radical Democracy, The Challenge of Carl Schmitt, and, coauthored with Ernesto Laclau, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >