Agonistics: Thinking The World Politically

Agonistics: Thinking The World Politically

by Chantal Mouffe

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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.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781682357
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xi

1 What Is Agonistic Politics? 1

2 Which Democracy for a Multipolar Agonistic World? 19

3 An Agonistic Approach to the Future of Europe 43

4 Radical Politics Today 65

5 Agonistic Politics and Artistic Practices 85

6 Conclusion 107

Interview with Chantal Mouffe 129

Index of Personal Names 147

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