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Irena Rosenthal: The Potential and Strains of Agonic Democracy

When:We 14-11-2012 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Room Omega of the Faculty

Lecture is part 1 of the Lecture Series Democracy in Debate, organized by the Department of Practical Philosophy

The work of Michel Foucault has become an important source of inspiration for so-called ‘agonic’ theories of democracy. Essentially, agonic democrats challenge the liberal claim that democracy needs to be based on a stable consensus and consider instability, contestation, and disagreement essential to the renewal of hegemonic practices and norms. The first part...(continue)