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Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically

  title={Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically},
  author={Chantal Mouffe},
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? In Agonistics, Mouffe develops her philosophy, taking particular interest in international relations, strategies for radical politics and the politics of artistic practices. In a series of coruscating essays, she engages with cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities to argue in… 

Political Practice, Hybrid Selves, and Rational Antagonism

This essay focuses on the intersection of democracy and diversity understood as rational diversity. By reflecting on Chantal Mouffe’s assessment of the current crisis of Western democracies, Markus

Social Constructivism and Beyond. On the Double Bind Between Politics and Science

Abstract Moving beyond the post-political framing of the climate change debate, scholars have tried to show that scientific practice is based on politically significant forms of social construction.

Overcoming the Institutional Deficit of Agonistic Democracy

Agonistic democrats have enriched debates on the political challenge of pluralism by raising awareness for the depth of disagreements and the political potentials of conflict. However, they have so

Friends of the Earth International: agonistic politics, modus vivendi and political change

ABSTRACT Following criticism from some of its national member organisations that it marginalised, Southern agendas, Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), engaged in heated debates in the 2000s

Engaging with Extremism in a Multicultural Society: A Deliberative Democratic Approach

This paper seeks to critically assess the contemporary approaches to radicalisation and violent extremism in culturally diverse societies, and suggests an alternative approach drawing on the insights

Thought and Action: The Theoretical Bases of Radical Democratic Agonism

In order to set the theoretical parameters for the work, this chapter explores the projects of Chantal Mouffe, William Connolly, Bonnie Honig, and Jacques Ranciere in detail, paying close attention

Fear and Loathing in Democratic Times: Affect, Citizenship and Agency

This article engages some questions raised by recent work on civil society: What is missed by a rationalist reduction of politics, and why does it matter? How does the somatic dimension of

The agony of nuclear: sustaining democratic disagreement in the anthropocene

  • A. Machin
  • Sociology
    Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy
  • 2020
Abstract Disagreements inevitably arise over the possibilities and policies of sustainability. In contrast to approaches that pursue political consensus this article argues that such disagreement is

Violence within Politics: Critical Alternatives

  • J. Pearce
  • Political Science
    Politics without Violence?
  • 2019
Since the last decades of the twentieth century and as sensibility to violence and its varied manifestations has grown, we have new intellectual tools to explore the interface between violence and

The Ethics and Politics of Psychoanalysis as a Dynamic System

ABSTRACT This article examines the political and ethical consequences of a specifically dynamic systems view of psychoanalysis and selfhood, arguing that a dynamic systems view entails an ethos, or a