Synopses & Reviews
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?
In Agonistics, Mouffe develops her philosophy, taking particular interest in international relations, strategies for radical politics and the politics of artistic practices. In a series of coruscating essays, she engages with cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities to argue in favor of a multipolar world with a real cultural and political pluralism.
"Mouffe represents a position that every serious student of contemporary political thought must acknowledge and come to terms with." Philosopher's Magazine
Passionate defense of “the political” by the author of The Democratic Paradox
About the Author
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.