Inheritance and Originality in the Democratic Tradition
By (author) Aletta J. Norval
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Aversive Democracy by Aletta J. Norval
Book DescriptionThe twenty-first century has brought a renewed interest in democratic theory and practices, creating a complicated relationship between time-honoured democratic traditions and new forms of political participation. Reflecting on this interplay between tradition and innovation, Aletta J. Norval offers fresh insights into the global complexities of the formation of democratic subjectivity, the difficult emergence and articulation of political claims, the constitution of democratic relations between citizens and the deepening of our democratic imagination. Aversive Democracy draws inspiration from a critical engagement with deliberative and post-structuralist models of democracy, whilst offering a distinctive reading inspired by contemporary work on the later Wittgenstein. This is a creative and insightful work which reorients democratic theory, elucidating the character of the commitments we engage in when we participate in democratic life together.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521702683
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aletta J. Norval
Practices of Freedom, Paperback (April 2016)
Inspired by theories of radical democracy, this book examines political conflict to offer new perspectives on democratic governance.
Aversive Democracy, Hardback (December 2007)
A fresh insight into the complexities of democratic life and the emergence of new political claims.
Discourse Theory and Political Analysis, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Aletta J. Norval
Drawing inspiration from the works of those such as Jacques Derrida, Michael Foucault and Jacques Lacan, the contributors address particular questions using a common theoretical language. The book concludes with an assessment of the future directions of discourse theory in the social sciences.
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Author Biography - Aletta J. Norval
Aletta J. Norval is Reader in Political Theory in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. She is the author of Deconstructing Apartheid Discourse (1996).
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