Lecture by Chantal Mouffe
Part of the series of lectures: Sociocultural challenges of the 21st century
In this lecture, Chantal Mouffe will be expounding on the main issues of the competitive model of democracy which was created as an alternative to the aggregative, deliberative models. She will explain why she believes that liberal thought is necessarily blind to the political, on the grounds of its rationalism, and is incapable of properly conceiving the nature of democracy. She will also be examining the negative consequences of this perspective for democratic politics.
Chantal Mouffe is a specialist in political theory, and is considered to be among today’s most renowned poststructuralist philosophers and contemporary political scientists. A graduate of the Catholic University of Louvaine and the University of Essex, she currently teaches Political Theory at the University of Westminster (United Kingdom). Together with Ernesto Laclau, she is the co-author of Hegemony and Social Strategy, Towards a Radicalization of Democracy (1985), while she is also the author of such works as The Return of the Political (Community, Citizenship, Pluralism, Radical Democracy) (1993), The Democratic Paradox (2000) and On the Political (Thinking in Action) (2007).
All those interested in attending the lecture can confirm by calling the Obra Social de Caixa Catalunya on 902 400 973.