Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 March 2008

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780748633654

Bookseller Code (06)

Democratic Piety

Complexity, Conflict and Violence

Adrian Little

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Taking on the Political

  • Challenges democratic piety through the application of key contemporary approaches in political theory: complexity theory, post-structuralism and the idea of radical democracy
  • Uses the work of theorists such as Jacques Rancière, William Connolly, Chantal Mouffe, Judith Butler, Slavoj iek, Giorgio Agamben, Walter Benjamin and Alain Badiou to interrogate the discourses of democracy which characterise contemporary political debate
  • Grounds the theoretical analysis of democratic discourse with examples from contemporary politics including the war on terror and the struggles for recognition of refugees and asylum seekers