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By James Wiley

A contemporary pattern in modern western political conception is to criticize it for implicitly attempting to "conquer," "displace" or "moralize" politics. James Wiley’s booklet takes the "next step," from criticizing modern political concept, to displaying what a extra "politics-centered" political thought might seem like by way of exploring the that means and price of politics within the writings of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, Paul Ricoeur, Hannah Arendt, Sheldon Wolin, Claude Lefort, and Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. those political theorists all use the concept that of "the political" to give an explanation for the price of politics and protect it from its detractors. They symbolize state-centered, republic-centered and society-centered conceptions of politics, in addition to realist, authoritarian, idealist, republican, populist and radical democratic traditions of political suggestion. This booklet compares those theorists and traditions of "the political" in an effort to guard politics from its critics and to give a contribution to the advance of a politics-centered political concept.


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