The Return of the Political

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Verso, 2005 - Philosophy - 156 pages
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In this work, Mouffe argues that liberal democracy misunderstands the problems of ethnic, religious and nationalist conflicts because of its inadequate conception of politics. He suggests that the democratic revolution may be jeopardized by a lack of understanding of citizenship, community and pluralism. Mouffe examines the work of Schmidt and Rawls and explores feminist theory, in an attempt to place the project of radical and plural democracy on a more adequate foundation than is provided by liberal theory.
  

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Review: The Return of the Political (Radical Thinkers)

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collection of essays. some are good, some are less good...a bit repetitive. Read full review

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Just ordered this door-stop (two large volumes) because I've given up on waiting for our society to get over it. Read full review

Contents

Modern or Postmodern?
9
American Liberalism and its Communitarian Critics
23
Political Philosophy without Politics
41
Democratic Citizenship and the Political Community
60
Feminism Citizenship and Radical Democratic Politics
74
Towards a Liberal Socialism
90
On the Articulation between Liberalism and Democracy
102
Pluralism and Modern Democracy Around Carl Schmitt
117
Politics and the Limits of Liberalism
135
Index
155
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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.

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