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Politics on the Edges of Liberalism
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Politics on the Edges of Liberalism: Difference, Populism, Revolution, Agitation

Benjamin Arditi


This book is an innovative exploration of ways of thinking and doing politics that challenge liberal assumptions. The author refers to a grey zone where phenomena such as difference, populism, revolution and agitation turn the distinction between the inside and the outside of liberalism into a matter of dispute. Each chapter takes on one of these ideas, discussing the intellectual background animating the politics of the culture wars and its celebration of particularism over the universalism of classical liberal thought. Populism becomes a spectral recurrence rather than an outside of democrac ... More

Keywords: politics, difference, populism, revolution, agitation, liberalism, intellectual background, culture wars, particularism, universalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625116
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625116.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Arditi, author