Chantal Mouffe – 'Agonistic Politics and Artistic Practices'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art

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Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


2 Mar 2007
11:00 - 13:00



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Chantal Mouffe – 'Agonistic Politics and Artistic Practices'

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Chantal Mouffe
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Chantal Mouffe will present the current discussion about democracy in political theory and examine the different ways in which the public space is envisaged in those different models. Bringing to the fore the limitations of the consensual approaches, she will argue that the agonistic model is better suited than the deliberative one for envisaging the role that artistic practices can play in fostering democratic politics.

Chantal Mouffe is Professor of Political Theory at the Centre for Democracy at the University of Westminster in London. She is the co-author (with Ernesto Laclau) of 'Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics' and the author of 'The Return of the Political', 'The Democratic Paradox', and 'On the Political'.