Agonistic Democracy

Rethinking Political Institutions in Pluralist Times

Agonistic Democracy explores how theoretical concepts from agonistic democracy can inform institutional design in order to mediate conflict in multicultural, pluralist societies.


Drawing on the work of Foucault, Nietzsche, Schmitt and Arendt, Marie Paxton outlines the importance of their themes of public contestation, contingency and necessary interdependency for contemporary agonistic thinkers. Les mer
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Agonistic Democracy explores how theoretical concepts from agonistic democracy can inform institutional design in order to mediate conflict in multicultural, pluralist societies.


Drawing on the work of Foucault, Nietzsche, Schmitt and Arendt, Marie Paxton outlines the importance of their themes of public contestation, contingency and necessary interdependency for contemporary agonistic thinkers. Paxton then delineates three distinct approaches to agonistic democracy: David Owen's perfectionist agonism, Mouffe's adversarial agonism and William Connolly and James Tully's inclusive agonism. She demonstrates how each is fundamental to enabling citizens to cultivate better virtues for themselves and society (Owen), motivating democratic engagement (Mouffe) and enhancing relations of respect and understanding between conflicting citizens (Connolly and Tully). Situated within the context of a deeply polarised post-Trump America and post-Brexit Britain, this book reveals the need to rethink our approach to conflict mediation through democratic institutions. Pulling together insights from experimental research with deliberative democratic innovations, Paxton explores how agonistic theory might be institutionalised further.


By discussing ways in which agonistic institutions might be developed to render democracy more virtuous, more engaging, and more inclusive, this book provides a unique resource for students of contemporary political theory.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction: Why Agonistic Democracy?


Part 1: Theory


1. The Theoretical Roots of Agonistic Democracy


2. Three Approaches to Agonistic Democracy


3. Agonistic Democracy and Institutions


Part 2: Institutions


4. Experimenting with Agonistic Democracy


5. Insights from Agonistic Experimentation


6. Agonistic Democracy and Democratic Innovations


7. Proposals for Agonistic Institutions

Om forfatteren

Marie Paxton Staniforth is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Westminster College, Salt Lake City.