Democracy and Possessive Individualism

Democracy and Possessive Individualism The Intellectual Legacy of C.B. Macpherson - SUNY Series in Political Theory.

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Synopsis

C. B. Macpherson was one of the leading political theorists in North America and perhaps the most influential voice on the left for a view of liberal democracy that was simultaneously sympathetic to its aspirations and critical of its achievements. His work provides the contributors to this volume with a common starting point from which to reflect upon the possibilities for critical perspectives on liberal democracy in light of the demise of its Marxist rival. The volume as a whole addresses the following questions: What (if anything) remains valid in previous left critiques of liberal democracy (including Marxist critiques)? And what new critical and constructive alternatives can the left offer to challenge the status quo? The contributors to this volume, from both the Anglo-American and Continental traditions, include Joseph Carens, William Connolly, Virginia Held, John Keane, Ernesto Laclau, William Leiss, Jane Mansbridge, Louise Marcil-Lacoste, Mihailo Markovic, Chantal Mouffe, Nancy Rosenblum, and James Tully.

Book information

ISBN: 9780791414576
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Imprint: SUNY Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 321.8
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 298
Weight: 580g
Height: 230mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 25mm