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William E. Connolly democracy, pluralism & political theory
Connolly, William E.
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New York : Routledge, 2007.
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vi, 335 p.
Routledge innovators in political theory ; 1

Routledge innovators in political theory ; 1.
The challenge to pluralist theory (1969) -- Pluralization (1995) -- Fundamentalism in America (1995) -- Deep pluralism (2005) -- Post-sovereign pluralist politics (2005) -- Agonistic democracy -- Chapter confessing identity/belonging to difference (1991) -- Agonism and liberalism (1991) -- Agonism and democracy (1991) -- Beyond the moral imperative (1993) -- An ethos of engagement (2000) -- The terms of political theory -- Essentially contested concepts (1974) -- The order of modernity (1988) -- Taylor, Foucault and truth (1985) -- White noise (2005) -- Twilight of the idols (1995) -- An interview with William Connolly.
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William E. Connolly's writings have pushed the leading edge of political theory, first in North America and then in Europe as well, for more than two decades now.nbsp;This booknbsp;draws on his numerous influential books and articles to provide a coherent and comprehensive overview of his significant contribution to the field of political theory.

The book focuses in particular on three key areas of his thinking:

Democracy: his work in democratic theorynbsp;- through his critical challenges to the traditions of Rawlsian theories of justice and Habermasian theories of deliberative democracynbsp;- has spurred the creation of a fertile and powerful new literature Pluralism: Connolly's work utterly transformed the terrain of the field by helping to resignify pluralism: from a conservative theory of order based on the status quo into a radical theory of democratic contestation based on a progressive political vision The Terms of Political Theory: Connolly has changed the language in which Anglo-American political theory is spoken, and entirely shuffled the pack with which political theorists work.