Radical Democracy: Politics Between Abundance and Lack

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Lars Tønder, Lasse Thomassen, Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations Lasse Thomassen
Manchester University Press, 2005 - Philosophy - 268 pages
Radical democracy brings together original contributions from established and emerging scholars. The contributors discuss the theoretical and practical implications of the two dominant approaches to radical democracy: theories of abundance inspired by Gilles Deleuze and theories of lack inspired by Jacques Lacan. They examine the idea of radical democracy from a wide variety of perspectives: identity/difference, the public sphere, social movements, nature, popular culture, right wing populism, and political economy. In addition, the volume relates the work of contemporary thinkers such as Deleuze, Lacan, Derrida and Foucault to classical thinkers such as Spinoza, Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche. William Connolly and Ernesto Laclau conclude the volume with two afterwords on the future of radical democracy. With its original contributions, Radical democracy is essential reading for advanced students and scholars who have an interest in the political and theoretical problems of radical democracy.
 

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Contents

AFTERWORDS
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radical democracy and
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Two routes from Hegel nathan widder
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J Deleuze and democratic politics paul patton
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beyond iiieks lack
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between deconstruction and psychoanalysis
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towards a radical democratic approach to exclusion
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For an agonistic public sphere chantal mouffe
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In parliament with things jane bennett
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The radical democratic possibilities of popular culture jon simons
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in defence of rightleft and public reason
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radical democracy beyond
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immanence transcendence abundance
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Marx political subjectivity and anarchic metapolitics
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Index
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Lars Tønder is a doctoral candidate in Political Theory at The Johns Hopkins University. Lasse Thomassen is Teaching Fellow in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex.

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