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Deliberative Theory and Deconstruction: A Democratic Venture

Steven Gormley


What does it mean, and how can we respond to the demand, to do justice to the other? This book answers that question by developing a critical, but productive, dialogue between deliberative theory and deconstruction. Two key claims emerge: doing justice to the other demands that we maintain an ethos of interruption; and, such an ethos requires a democratic form of politics. The deliberative approach is key for thinking through the procedures that can help institute and maintain an ethos of interruption (an ethos that itself inspires the deconstructive approach). The deconstructive approach is c ... More

Keywords: Agonism, Critical Theory, Deliberation, Deconstruction, Democratic Politics, Jacques Derrida, Jürgen Habermas, Justice, Rhetoric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474475280
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Gormley, author
University of Essex