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The Return of the Political

Chantal Mouffe



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Verso Books
02 June 2020
Chantal Mouffe is one of the most influential political theorists at work today. Her work on populism, and her critique of liberal politics, has influenced political parties across Europe and continues to inform the direction of left politics. In this work, Mouffe argues that liberal democracy misunderstands the problems of ethnic, religious and nationalist conflicts because of its inadequate conception of politics. Mouffe examines the work of Schmidt and Rawls and explores feminist theory, in an attempt to place the project of radical and plural democracy on a more adequate foundation than is provided by liberal theory.
By:   Chantal Mouffe
Imprint:   Verso Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781788738569
ISBN 10:   178873856X
Series:   Radical Thinkers
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   02 June 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chantal Mouffe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster. Her books include The Return of the Political; Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (with Ernesto Laclau); The Dimensions of Radical Democracy; Gramsci and Marxist Theory; Deconstruction and Pragmatism; The Democratic Paradox; and The Challenge of Carl Schmitt, all from Verso.

Reviews for The Return of the Political

Evocative and challenging. --Radical Philosophy An indispensable read. --Harvard Educational Review

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