The figure of the child in democratic politics

@article{Bray2020TheFO,
  title={The figure of the child in democratic politics},
  author={Daniel Bray and S. Nakata},
  journal={Contemporary Political Theory},
  year={2020},
  volume={19},
  pages={20-37}
}
This article seeks to illuminate the figure of the child in democratic politics by arguing that children play a constitutive role as temporary outsiders who present both renewal and risk to the demos. Using Hannah Arendt’s concept of natality, we begin with an ontological account of children as new individuals that are central to renewing democratic freedom and plurality. In the second section, we explore how children can be conceived in terms of political risk by focussing on Arendt’s debate… Expand
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