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Law and Agonistic Politics / Edition 1

Law and Agonistic Politics / Edition 1

by Andrew Schaap


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ISBN-13: 9780754673149
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Series: Edinburgh/Glasgow Law and Society Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Andrew Schaap is lecturer in politics at the University of Exeter, UK where he teaches international relations and political theory. His research interests include the the work of Hannah Arendt, transitional justice, the concept of the political and democratic theory. He is currently working on a monograph on the politics of human rights.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction, Andrew Schaap; The democratic Narcissus: the agonism of the ancients compared to that of the (post)moderns, Andreas Kalyvas; Democratic agon: striving for distinction or struggle against domination and injustice?, Jean-Philippe Deranty and Emmanuel Renault; The opening: alegality and political agonism, Hans Lindahl; The expressive agon: on political agency in a constitutional democratic polity, David Owen; Staging dissensus: Frederick Douglass and 'we the people', Jason Frank; Polemos and agon, Alex Thomson; Questioning the law? On heteronomy in public autonomy, Bert van Roermund; Agonism, antagonism and the necessity of care, Keith Breen; The stranger in synagonistic politics, Nathalie Karagiannis and Peter Wagner; Passionate subjectivity, contestation and acknowledgement: rereading Austin and Cavell, Aletta J. Norval; On the rationality of disagreement and feeling: brethren, bombers and the construction of the common, Fiona Jenkins; The complex agon, Adrian Little; The absurd proposition of aboriginal sovereignty, Andrew Schaap; Index.

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