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Democracy Between Disenchantment and Political Theology: French Post-Marxism and the Return of Religion

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Claude Lefort's rejection of the Marxist reduction of the political to the social in favor of the modern concept of the rights of man as the foundation of a radical democratic ... More


Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Oliver Marchart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book, a wide-ranging overview of the emergence of post-foundationalism and a survey of the work of its key contemporary exponents, presents the first systematic coverage of the conceptual ... More


The Machiavellian Moment Re-Theorized: Claude Lefort

Oliver Marchart

in Post-Foundational Political Thought: Political Difference in Nancy, Lefort, Badiou and Laclau

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624973
eISBN:
9780748672066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624973.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Claude Lefort has elaborated one of the most powerful theorisations of the political, of democracy and totalitarianism, which can help us to grasp better the primacy of political thought in relation ... More


Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Warren Breckman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book critically revisits the reassessment of philosophical Marxism that took place in the middle of the twentieth century. It explores the efforts that were made to reconcile a radical and ... More


Rethinking Political Cosmopolitanism: From Democracy to Democratization

James D. Ingram

in Radical Cosmopolitics: The Ethics and Politics of Democratic Universalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161107
eISBN:
9780231536417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161107.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter aims to formulate a cosmopolitan politics that responds to the impasses of the neo-Kantian cosmopolitanisms. Reflecting Chantal Mouffe's theorization, the chapter explains that the ... More


The Void Occupied Unconcealed

Stathis Gourgouris

in Lessons in Secular Criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253784
eISBN:
9780823261215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines political philosopher Claude Lefort’s notion of the “empty space of power” in the midst of democratic politics and his critique of the relation between the political and the theological.


Political Theology, Populism, and the Constituent Power

Andrew Arato

in Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198755982
eISBN:
9780191816987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755982.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines political theology—the preservation and imposition of concepts and figures of thought in political theory, inherited from monotheism. It argues that positive reliance on ... More


Introduction: Post-Marxism and the Symbolic Turn

Warren Breckman

in Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-marxism and Radical Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143943
eISBN:
9780231512893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143943.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book narrates the history of post-Marxism as the adventure of the symbolic. Post-Marxism involves a confrontation between the relatively rigid semiotic concept of the symbolic order and looser, ... More


Democracy

Saul Newman

in Unstable Universalities: Poststructuralism and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071287
eISBN:
9781781701522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071287.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the crisis of democracy today — the way that, in the conditions of the ‘war on terror’ and with the ideological consensus that has emerged around the ‘free market’ and ... More


The Politics of Radical Democracy

Adrian Little and Moya Lloyd

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633999
eISBN:
9780748652723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633999.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book addresses the idea of radical democracy and, in particular, its poststructuralist articulation. It analyses the approach to radical democracy taken by a number of contemporary theorists and ... More


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