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The Lessons of Rancière

Samuel A. Chambers


“Liberal democracy” is the name given to a regime that much of the world lives in or aspires to, and both liberal and deliberative theorists focus much of their intellectual energy on working to reshape and perfect this regime. But what if “liberal democracy” were a contradiction in terms? Taking up Jacques Rancière’s polemical claim that democracy is not a regime, Samuel Chambers argues that liberalism and democracy are not complements, but competing forces. By way of the most in-depth and rigorous treatment of Rancière’s writings to date, this book seeks to disentangle democracy from liberal ... More

Keywords: Rancière, democratic politics, critical theory, liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199927210
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927210.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel A. Chambers, author
Johns Hopkins University

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