Sunday, July 22, 2007

Democracy! (but of what kind?)

Theorists of democracy often rely on Habermas’ work on the public sphere and communicative action. The most straightforward critique of deliberative models of democracy has been provided by the ‘agonistic’ understanding of democracy, as employed in the work of Claude Lefort, and Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe.

Deliberative Democracy or Agonistic Pluralism
by Mouffe

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