Democracy and Difference: Contesting the Boundaries of the Political / Edition 1

Democracy and Difference: Contesting the Boundaries of the Political / Edition 1

by Seyla Benhabib
     
 

The global trend toward democratization of the last two decades has been accompanied by the resurgence of various politics of "identity/difference." From nationalist and ethnic revivals in the countries of east and central Europe to the former Soviet Union, to the politics of cultural separatism in Canada, and to social movement politics in liberal western-democracies… See more details below

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The global trend toward democratization of the last two decades has been accompanied by the resurgence of various politics of "identity/difference." From nationalist and ethnic revivals in the countries of east and central Europe to the former Soviet Union, to the politics of cultural separatism in Canada, and to social movement politics in liberal western-democracies, the negotiation of identity/difference has become a challenge to democracies everywhere. This volume brings together a group of distinguished thinkers who rearticulate and reconsider the foundations of democratic theory and practice in the light of the politics of identity/difference.In Part One Jürgen Habermas, Sheldon S. Wolin, Jane Mansbridge, Seyla Benhabib, Joshua Cohen, and Iris Marion Young write on democratic theory. Part Two--on equality, difference, and public representation--contains essays by Anne Phillips, Will Kymlicka, Carol C. Gould, Jean L. Cohen, and Nancy Fraser; and Part Three--on culture, identity, and democracy--by Chantal Mouffe, Bonnie Honig, Fred Dallmayr, Joan B. Landes, and Carlos A. Forment. In the last section Richard Rorty, Robert A. Dahl, Amy Gutmann, and Benjamin R. Barber write on whether democracy needs philosophical foundations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691044781
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/08/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
741,727
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Democratic Moment and the Problem of Difference3
Pt. 1Democratic Theory: Foundations and Perspectives19
1Three Normative Models of Democracy21
2Fugitive Democracy31
3Using Power/Fighting Power: The Polity46
4Toward a Deliberative Model of Democratic Legitimacy67
5Procedure and Substance in Deliberative Democracy95
6Communication and the Other: Beyond Deliberative Democracy120
Pt. 2Equality, Difference, and Public Representation137
7Dealing with Difference: A Politics of Ideas, or a Politics of Presence?139
8Three Forms of Group-Differentiated Citizenship in Canada153
9Diversity and Democracy: Representing Differences171
10Democracy, Difference, and the Right of Privacy187
11Gender Equity and the Welfare State: A Postindustrial Thought Experiment218
Pt. 3Culture, Identity, and Democracy243
12Democracy, Power, and the "Political"245
13Difference, Dilemmas, and the Politics of Home257
14Democracy and Multiculturalism278
15The Performance of Citizenship: Democracy, Gender, and Difference in the French Revolution295
16Peripheral Peoples and Narrative Identities: Arendtian Reflections on Late Modernity314
Pt. 4Does Democracy Need Foundations?331
17Idealizations, Foundations, and Social Practices333
18Democratic Theory and Democratic Experience336
19Democracy, Philosophy, and Justification340
20Foundationalism and Democracy348
List of Contributors361
Index365

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