Hegemony And Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics by Ernesto LaclauHegemony And Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics by Ernesto Laclau

Hegemony And Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics

byErnesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe

Paperback | May 17, 2001

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Since its original publication fifteen years ago, this hugely influential book has been at the centre of much debate. The arguments and controversies it has aroused are, furthermore, far from abating: the disintegration of the Soviet bloc, the emergence of new social and political identities linked to the transformation of late capitalism, and the crisis of a left-wing project whose essentialist underpinnings have increasingly come under fire have, if anything, made more relevant than ever the theoretical perspective that the book proposes. Moreover the political project of ‘radical and plural democracy’ that it advocates provides a much-needed antidote to the attempts to formulate a Third Way capable of overcoming the classical opposition between Left and Right.

Updated with a new preface, this is a fundamental text for understanding the workings of hegemony and grasping the nature of contemporary social struggles and their significance for democratic theory.
Ernesto Laclau is Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Government, University of Essex, and Distinguished Professor for Humanities and Rhetorical Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of, amongst other works, Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (with Chantal Mouffe), New Reflections of the Revolution of Our Tim...
Title:Hegemony And Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 7.5 × 5.23 × 0.57 inPublished:May 17, 2001Publisher:Verso BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1859843301

ISBN - 13:9781859843307

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“A brilliant tour de force of scholarship and argument.”—Marxism Today