Chantal Mouffe's scientific contributions

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From the theory of "deliberative democracy" to the politics of the "third way," the present Zeitgeist is characterised by an attempt to negate the inherently conflictual nature of democratic politics. Political thought and practice are stifled by a misconceived search fro consensus and the promotion of a bland social unanimity which, as Chantal Mou...

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... Along with Michael Walzer (1999) I resist this reductive understanding and the other chapters point to other modes of democratic politics that I believe, perhaps in contrast to deliberative democrats, are distinct to deliberative participation. An important alternative to deliberative democracy, for example, is offered by theorists of political agonism (Connolly 2005;Honig 1993;Mouffe 2000;Norval 2007;Tully 2001). Chapter Three therefore engages with the agonistic 2 ...