Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation

Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation

by Benjamin Arditi

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Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation by Benjamin Arditi

This book tackles four key areas in contemporary politics which work at 'the edges of liberalism': difference, populism, revolution and agitation-emancipation. Each of these phenomena is selected because they push the envelope of liberalism or seek to go against and beyond it. Difference is explored in the context of the politics of the culture wars and its celebration of particularism over universalism. Populism is seen as a spectre of liberal democracy, able to both accompany it and haunt it. Agitation is considered in tandem with emancipatory politics and in relation to revolutionary politics. The final chapter aims to vindicate the use of revolution for contemporary thought, challenging the existing liberal democratic consensus.

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ISBN-13: 9780748636372
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Benjamin Arditi is Professor of Political Theory at the National University of Mexico

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