Titel: Democracy and Difference
Autor/en: Seyla Benhabib
University Press Group Ltd
Juli 1996 - kartoniert
The global trend toward democratization of the last two decades has been accompanied by the resurgence of various politics of "identity/difference." From nationalist and ethnic revivals in the countries of east and central Europe to the former Soviet Union, to the politics of cultural separatism in Canada, and to social movement politics in liberal western-democracies, the negotiation of identity/difference has become a challenge to democracies everywhere. This volume brings together a group of distinguished thinkers who rearticulate and reconsider the foundations of democratic theory and practice in the light of the politics of identity/difference.In Part One Jurgen Habermas, Sheldon S. Wolin, Jane Mansbridge, Seyla Benhabib, Joshua Cohen, and Iris Marion Young write on democratic theory. Part Two--on equality, difference, and public representation--contains essays by Anne Phillips, Will Kymlicka, Carol C. Gould, Jean L. Cohen, and Nancy Fraser; and Part Three--on culture, identity, and democracy--by Chantal Mouffe, Bonnie Honig, Fred Dallmayr, Joan B. Landes, and Carlos A. Forment. In the last section Richard Rorty, Robert A. Dahl, Amy Gutmann, and Benjamin R. Barber write on whether democracy needs philosophical foundations.
<TR>Introduction: The Democratic Moment and the Problem of Difference3<TR>Pt. 1Democratic Theory: Foundations and Perspectives19<TR>1Three Normative Models of Democracy21<TR>2Fugitive Democracy31<TR>3Using Power/Fighting Power: The Polity46<TR>4Toward a Deliberative Model of Democratic Legitimacy67<TR>5Procedure and Substance in Deliberative Democracy95<TR>6Communication and the Other: Beyond Deliberative Democracy120<TR>Pt. 2Equality, Difference, and Public Representation137<TR>7Dealing with Difference: A Politics of Ideas, or a Politics of Presence?139<TR>8Three Forms of Group-Differentiated Citizenship in Canada153<TR>9Diversity and Democracy: Representing Differences171<TR>10Democracy, Difference, and the Right of Privacy187<TR>11Gender Equity and the Welfare State: A Postindustrial Thought Experiment218<TR>Pt. 3Culture, Identity, and Democracy243<TR>12Democracy, Power, and the "Political"245<TR>13Difference, Dilemmas, and the Politics of Home257<TR>14Democracy and Multiculturalism278<TR>15The Performance of Citizenship: Democracy, Gender, and Difference in the French Revolution295<TR>16Peripheral Peoples and Narrative Identities: Arendtian Reflections on Late Modernity314<TR>Pt. 4Does Democracy Need Foundations?331<TR>17Idealizations, Foundations, and Social Practices333<TR>18Democratic Theory and Democratic Experience336<TR>19Democracy, Philosophy, and Justification340<TR>20Foundationalism and Democracy348<TR>List of Contributors361<TR>Index365