The Return of the Political

The Return of the Political

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 15mm | 204g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1844670570
  • 9781844670574
  • 226,333

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Evocative and challenging. * Radical Philosophy * An indispensable read. * Harvard Educational Review * Her work evinces an impressive political prescience...In a rare feat for a political theorist, Mouffe's texts have inspired left parties and politicians, like Podemos and Jean-Luc Melenchon, to frame their projects as a democratic struggle against unrepresentative elites. -- Thea Riofrancos * n+1 * With eerie accuracy, Mouffe anticipated today's political world. -- Andy Beckett * The Guardian *
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About Chantal Mouffe

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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