Agonistics : thinking the world politically / Chantal Mouffe.

by Mouffe, Chantal [author,]Looking glass; Wagner, Elke, 1975- [interviewer.]Looking glass; Mouffe, Chantal. Und jetzt, Frau Mouffe?Looking glass.

Publisher: London, England : Verso, 2013.Description: xvii, 149 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781781681145; 1781681147; 9781781681039; 1781681031 .Subject(s): Mouffe, Chantal -- InterviewsLooking glass | Cultural pluralismLooking glass | Democracy -- PhilosophyLooking glass | Political science -- PhilosophyLooking glass | RadicalismLooking glass
Contents:
What is agonistic politics? -- Which democracy for a multipolar agonistic world? -- An agonistic approach to the future of Europe -- Radical politics today -- Agonistic politics and artistic practices -- Conclusion -- Interview with Chantal Mouffe / [with Elke Wagner].
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: "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? Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agnostics--the search for a radical and plural democracy--Chantal Mouffe examines international relations, strategies for radical politics, the future of Europe and the politics of artistic practices. She shows that in many circumstances where no alternatives seem possible, agonistics offers a new road map for change. Engaging with cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities she argues in favor of a multipolar world with a real cultural and political pluralism"--Publisher's website.
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Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and its results are often far fromnbsp;negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arisingnbsp;from complex modern culture?

Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agonistics - the searchnbsp;for a radical and plural democracy - Chantal Mouffe examines internationalnbsp;relations, strategies for radical politics, the future of Europe and the politics ofnbsp;artistic practices. She shows that in many circumstances where no alternativesnbsp;seem possible, agonistics offers a new road map for change. Engaging with
cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities shenbsp;argues in favour of a multipolar world with real cultural and political pluralism.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

What is agonistic politics? -- Which democracy for a multipolar agonistic world? -- An agonistic approach to the future of Europe -- Radical politics today -- Agonistic politics and artistic practices -- Conclusion -- Interview with Chantal Mouffe / [with Elke Wagner].

"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? Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agnostics--the search for a radical and plural democracy--Chantal Mouffe examines international relations, strategies for radical politics, the future of Europe and the politics of artistic practices. She shows that in many circumstances where no alternatives seem possible, agonistics offers a new road map for change. Engaging with cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities she argues in favor of a multipolar world with a real cultural and political pluralism"--Publisher's website.

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Chantal Mouffe is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Westminster in London. She has taught and researched at many universities around the world and is a corresponding member of the College International de Philosophie, Paris. Her previous books include The Democratic Paradox , The Return of the Political , The Dimensions of Radical Democracy , The Challenge of Carl Schmitt , and, coauthored with Ernesto Laclau, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy .

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