The Democratic Paradox

The Democratic Paradox

by Chantal Mouffe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844673551
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Series: Radical Thinkers Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 852,706
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Chantal Mouffe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster. Her books include The Return of the Political; Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (with Ernesto Laclau); The Dimensions of Radical Democracy; Gramsci and Marxist Theory; Deconstruction and Pragmatism; The Democratic Paradox; and The Challenge of Carl Schmitt, all from Verso.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Democratic Paradox1
1Democracy, Power and 'The Political'17
2Carl Schmitt and the Paradox of Liberal Democracy36
3Wittgenstein, Political Theory and Democracy60
4For an Agonistic Model of Democracy80
5A Politics without Adversary?108
Conclusion: The Ethics of Democracy129

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