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Discourse Theory and Political Analysis

David Howarth

in Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292371
eISBN:
9780191600159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292376.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

An overview of contributions to the development of discourse theoretical approaches in social science from the work of Althusser, Lacan, Derrida, Foucault, Laclau, and Mouffe. Particular attention is ... 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


Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence

Adrian Little

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633654
eISBN:
9780748652709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book presents an analysis of the nature of democratic theory, focusing on the prevalence of pious discourses of democracy in contemporary politics. Democracy is now promoted in religious terms ... More


Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics

Judith Renner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088025
eISBN:
9781781705872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088025.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book offers a new and critical perspective on the global reconciliation technology by highlighting its contingent and highly political character as an authoritative practice of post-conflict ... More


Introduction: On the Absent Ground of the Social

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/9780748624973.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book on post-foundational political thought navigates around a curious difference, which has assumed some currency in recent continental and Anglo-American political thought: the difference ... More


The Political and the Impossibility of Society: Ernesto Laclau

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/9780748624973.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The assumption that the political has been systematically ‘absorbed’ by the social places the Laclauian enterprise in the framework of theories that share Carl Schmitt's neutralisation thesis and ... More


– Cultural Studies and Post-Marxism

Paul Bowman

in Post-Marxism Versus Cultural Studies: Theory, Politics and Intervention

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617623
eISBN:
9780748652785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617623.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Given Stuart Hall’s influential status in cultural studies, this chapter clarifies Hall’s important and influential conception of cultural studies’ purpose and methods of operation. It clarifies that ... More


Laclau with Lacan on Jouissance: Negotiating the Affective Limits of Discourse

Yannis Stavrakakis

in The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Moving from the periphery to the core of the Lacanian Left, thesecond chapter discusses the work of a theorist who has elevatedthe Lacanian conceptualisation of negativity into one of the mostcrucial ... More


Wittgenstein and Citizenship: Reading Socrates in Tehran

Christopher C Robinson

in Wittgenstein and Political Theory: The View from Somewhere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639144
eISBN:
9780748652839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639144.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the citizenship that follows from the effect of travel through language-games on how we come to define ourselves. The forms of entrapment or impediments to motion examined here ... More


Laclau and Mouffe: The Closure of an Open Politics, or, Undecidability on the Left

Brett Levinson

in Market and Thought: Meditations on the Political and Biopolitical

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223848
eISBN:
9780823235421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223848.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines a work that was of great influence in the 1980s and 1990s: Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Hegemony outlines the possibilities for new ... 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


Seeds of Dystopia: Post-Politics and the Return of the Political

Japhy Wilson and Erik Swyngedouw

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In recent years a growing body of literature has begun to theorise contemporary depoliticisation in terms of post-politics, post-democracy, and the post-political. This chapter provides an ... More


Consensus Across Deep Difference

George Vasilev

in Solidarity Across Divides: Promoting the Moral Point of View

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697304
eISBN:
9781474416153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697304.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 reflects on and defends the book’s central claim that the deliberative approach offers the most appealing framework for the democratic expression of solidarity. It does so against agonistic ... More


Neither Cosmopolitanism nor Multipolarity:: The Political Beyond Global Governmentality

Hans-Martin Jaeger

in The Post-Political and Its Discontents: Spaces of Depoliticization, Spectres of Radical Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748682973
eISBN:
9781474406475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682973.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter builds on recent criticisms of the speculative left and more abstract-declarative or metaphysical readings of the truly political. It does so by turning to the historically and ... More


Politics, Power and Violence in Agamben

John Lechte and Saul Newman

in Agamben and the Politics of Human Rights: Statelessness, Images, Violence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645725
eISBN:
9780748689163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645725.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

The task of this chapter is to clarify what we see as Agamben's understanding of politics, a question which is otherwise very opaque in his work. It is argued here that seeing Agamben as a political ... More


Fantasy & Fantasy (2)

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the key concepts and logic that undergird the remainder of the book. Given that they come centrally from Freud, Laclau and Mouffe, Žižek, and, above all, Lacan, this does not ... More


Radical Democracy: The Silent Partner in Political Representation’s Constructivist Turn

Lisa Disch

in Creating Political Presence: The New Politics of Democratic Representation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588360
eISBN:
9780226588674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588674.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the contribution of radical democratic theory to what Nadia Urbinati has called the “democratic rediscovery of representation.” It focuses on constructivist approaches within ... More


A discourse theoretical approach to normative change

Judith Renner

in Discourse, normative change and the quest for reconciliation in global politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088025
eISBN:
9781781705872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088025.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 sets out to develop the theoretical framework for the book‘s undertaking. It outlines a discourse theoretical approach for the critical analysis of normative change which builds ... More


The Post-Marx of the Letter: Laclau and Mouffe Between Postmodern Melancholy and Post-Marxist Mourning

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/9780231143943.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the movement from the symbolic to a desymbolization that opens the door to political voluntarism by focusing on Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's 1985 book Hegemony and ... More


Epilogue

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/9780231143943.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This epilogue summarizes issues underlying the emergence of post-Marxism in the 1970s and 1980s as Marxism lost its hold on the imagination of the western European intellectual left. The post-Marxism ... More


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