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Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics
In this hugely influential book, Laclau and Mouffe examine the workings of hegemony and contemporary social struggles, and their significance for democratic theory. With the emergence of new socialExpand
  • C. Mouffe
  • Political Science
  • The Licit Life of Capitalism
  • 2019
Since September 11th, we frequently hear that political differences should be put aside: the real struggle is between good and evil. What does this mean for political and social life? Is there aExpand
The Democratic Paradox
From the theory of 'deliberative democracy' to the politics of the 'third way', the present Zeitgeist is characterized by attempts to deny what Chantal Mouffe contends is the inherently conflictualExpand
Deliberative democracy or agonistic pluralism
Abstract: This article examines the current debate about the nature of democracy and discusses the main theses of the approach called 'deliberative democracy' in its two main versions, the one putExpand
The Return of the Political
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 theExpand
Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically
Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and the results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture? InExpand
Social Postmodernism: Feminism, citizenship, and radical democratic politics
Two topics have recently been the subject of much discussion among Anglo-American feminists: postmodernism and essentialism. Obviously they are related since the so-called “postmoderns” are alsoExpand
Politics and passions : the stakes of democracy
L'A. defend l'idee que la critique du rationalisme ne constitue pas une menace pour la democratie, mais permet de la renouveler en reconnaissant la place occupee par les passions et par le symboliqueExpand