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Title: Reading Habermas and Lefort. On Democracy and the Constitutive Role of Power.
Other Titles: Reading Habermas and Lefort. On Democracy and the Constitutive Role of Power.
Authors: Geenens, Raf
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2008
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments

Bibliographical Note

1. Shapes of Democratic Theory: The Problem of Power

I. The Rationalist Approach: Habermas’s Theory of Deliberative Democracy

Introduction

2. Habermas’s Original Project: Redemption Through Language

3. Faktizität und Geltung: From Discourse Theory to Democratic Theory

4. Five Problems with Habermas’s Theory of Deliberative Democracy

II. The Priority of the Political: Lefort’s Solution to the Problem of Power

Introduction

5. Lefort and the Original Division of Society

6. The Political Condition: Lefort’s Hidden Anthropology

7. Democracy and the Political Condition

III. Towards Reconstruction

Introduction

8. Pitting Lefort Against Habermas

9. Democracy and Political Recognition

Bibliography
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: TH
Appears in Collections:Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

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