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2 The Political Theory of Democracy* Pierre Rosanvallon INTRODUCTION I propose to define political theory as a specific field within the social sciences dedicated to the analysis of the political. It must be differentiated from political science, the object of which is politics. As I understand the term, the “political” is at once a field and a project. As a field, it refers to a site where the multiple threads of human life come together, so that their activities and discourses can be under- stood in a comprehensive framework. It exists by

3 Political Theory through History Pierre Rosanvallon’ s Concepts of Representation and the People and their Importance for Understanding Populism* Paula Diehl INTRODUCTION Pierre Rosanvallon is one of the leading contemporary thinkers of modern democ- racy in France today. His analysis of the development of democracy is saturated historically at the same time that it opens new perspectives in political theory. With this in mind, he attempts to understand democracy by considering its contra- dictions and failures instead of focusing on its

Uncivil Discourse and the Excess of Desire
Interdisciplinary Approaches
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Modes of Embodied Politics
Mental and Manual Labor in the Contemporary Political Crisis
Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou
Narrative and Autoethnography as Theory
Series: Global Studies