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Taming antagonism and the becoming-other of politics


Beckstein, Martin (2011). Taming antagonism and the becoming-other of politics. In: Meeting the Author with Chantal Mouffe, Zürich, 15 December 2011 - 16 December 2011.

Abstract

To disentangle liberal democratic theory from its rationalism and orientation towards consensus, Chantal Mouffe recommends reviving Machiavelli’s argument about the
institutionalization of conflict. Democracy, she argues, needs to establish a vibrant public sphere in which collective identities can openly contend with each other in an adversarial left/right format. Such an institutionalization of conflict is easily imaginable in the form of, and well known from, parliamentary party politics. But is it extendable to those extra-parliamentary forms of politics that increasingly appear to supplement democratic parliamentarism? Does the ‘becoming-other of politics’ (Arditi 2003) suit or defy the institutionalization of conflict?

To disentangle liberal democratic theory from its rationalism and orientation towards consensus, Chantal Mouffe recommends reviving Machiavelli’s argument about the
institutionalization of conflict. Democracy, she argues, needs to establish a vibrant public sphere in which collective identities can openly contend with each other in an adversarial left/right format. Such an institutionalization of conflict is easily imaginable in the form of, and well known from, parliamentary party politics. But is it extendable to those extra-parliamentary forms of politics that increasingly appear to supplement democratic parliamentarism? Does the ‘becoming-other of politics’ (Arditi 2003) suit or defy the institutionalization of conflict?

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:English
Event End Date:16 December 2011
Deposited On:28 Dec 2011 13:46
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:17
Publisher:s.n.
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-53646

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