Agonistic Democracy by Mark Wenman

By Mark Wenman

This pioneering ebook supplies a scientific account of agonistic democracy, and a much-needed research of the center parts of agonism: pluralism, tragedy, and the price of clash. It additionally strains the background of those principles, deciding on the connections with republicanism and with Greek antiquity. Mark Wenman provides a severe appraisal of the best modern proponents of agonism and, in a sequence of well-crafted and complete discussions, brings those thinkers into debate with each other, in addition to with the post-structuralist and continental theorists who effect them. Wenman attracts broadly on Hannah Arendt, and stresses the inventive energy of human motion as augmentation and revolution. He additionally reworks Arendt's dialogue of reflective judgement to provide another sort of agonism, one the place the democratic contest is associated with the emergence of a militant type of cosmopolitanism, and to clients for old switch within the context of neoliberal globalisation.

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