Skip to main content

Radical Democracy in Global Perspective: notes from the pluriverse

Buy Article:

$55.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

In this article we contrast the theoretical tradition of radical democracy developed by Chantal Mouffe with an alternative tradition of radical democracy rooted in the practices of subaltern social movements. While the former is wedded to the context and aspirations of Western modernity, the latter consists of place-based forms of ‘colonial difference’ within the Third and Fourth Worlds that are subalternised by the (aggressively globalising) modern tradition of democracy. Working within a ‘modernity/coloniality’ framework, we contrast these traditions of radical democracy along three main axes: 1) the logic of articulation among diverse struggles and movements; 2) the orientation towards, and aspirations with respect to, the state; and 3) the relation to the global scale and vision of the ‘pluriverse’.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2011.570029

Affiliations: 1: Department of Sociology,Brock University, 500 Glenridge AvenueSt CatharinesOntario, CanadaL2S 3A1 2: Department of Political Science,University of Toronto, 100 St George StreetTorontoOntario, CanadaM5S 3G3

Publication date: 2011-05-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more