The Space of Agonism
Markus Miessen & Chantal Mouffe
The political theory of agonism emphasizes potentially progressive outcomes for political conflict; thinking in terms of “demoicracy”—a union that acknowledges and makes room for deeply ingrained societal divisions—this book proposes new approaches to countering and responding to the globalizing thrust of neo-liberalism. The second volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series, it presents a selection of conversations between Markus Miessen and political philosopher Chantal Mouffe. These dialogues attempt to unpack current political dilemmas through consensus-driven formats of political decision-making, alternately driven by Miessen’s specific concerns regarding conflict-based forms of participation as an alternative (spatial) practice in democratic systems and Mouffe’s understanding and theory of a “conflictual consensus.” An artist project by Rabih Mroue accompanies the text.
4 1/4 x 6 inches/ 132 pp/ 23 color
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