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Written by Chantal MouffeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Chantal Mouffe

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
  • Publisher: Verso
  • On Sale: July 2, 2013
  • Price: $24.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-78168-103-9 (1-78168-103-1)
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Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and its results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture?

Developing her groundbreaking political philosophy of agonistics — the search for a radical and plural democracy — Chantal Mouffe examines international relations, strategies for radical politics, the future of Europe and the politics of artistic practices. She shows that in many circumstances where no alternatives seem possible, agonistics offers a new road map for change. Engaging with cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities she argues in favor of a multipolar world with real cultural and political pluralism.

“Mouffe represents a position that every serious student of contemporary political thought must acknowledge and come to terms with.”–Philosophers’ Magazine

“Evocative and challenging” –Radical Philosophy

“An indispensable read” –Harvard Educational Review

“Important and timely”–Political Theory