The Democratic Paradox
Verso, 2000 - Democracy - 143 pages
"Drawing on the work of Wittgenstein and Derrida, and engaging with the provocative theses of Carl Schmitt, she proposes a new understanding of democracy in terms of 'agonistic pluralism' which acknowledges the ineradicability of antagonsim and the impossibility of a final resolution of conflicts." --Cover.
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