Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Democracy - 236 pages

Laclau and Mouffe: The Radical Democratic Imaginary is the first full-length overview of the important work of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. Anna Marie Smith clearly shows how Laclau and Mouffe's work has brought Gramscian, poststructuralist and psychoanalytic perspectives to revitalize traditional political theory. With clarity and insight, she shows how they have constructed a highly effective theory of identity formation and power relations that carefully draws from the criticism of political theory from postmodern anti-foundationalist political theory.

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About the author (1998)

Anna Marie Smith is Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. She is the author of New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality: Britain 1968-1990.

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