William E. Connolly
Democracy, Pluralism and Political Theory
AUTHOR: Connolly, William E.
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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.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/31/2008
CATEGORY: Philosophy, Political Science, Social Science