By Ed Wingenbach

The first publication size examine of agonism as a mature account of democratic politics, Institutionalizing Agonistic Democracy presents a lucid review of agonistic democratic theories and demonstrates the viability of this method for institutional politics. Situating agonistic democracy inside of and opposed to debates approximately radical democracy, foundationalism, liberal democracy, and pluralism, Institutionalizing Agonistic Democracy engages the texts of Mouffe, Connolly, Ranciere, Tully, Honig, Owen, and others to completely map the contours of agonistic democratic theories. Organizing this varied literature right into a coherent typology permits refined research of the assumptions, differences, and aspirations of the usually conflicting theoretical positions amassed in the constellation of agonistic democratic thought. utilizing this framework to discover the concrete institutional percentages applicable to agonistic democracy, Wingenbach argues converted model of Rawlsian political liberalism describes the institutional stipulations probably to maintain agonistic political practices. as soon as shorn of metaphysical commitments and indifferent from aspirations to consensus, political liberalism deals a contingent and traditionally practicable framework during which agonistic contestation can happen. this sort of reinterpretation of Rawls produces no longer the sublimation of agonism yet a metamorphosis of liberalism, in order that it extra appropriately contains the deep pluralism of the post-foundational condition.

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