Democracy and vision : Sheldon Wolin and the vicissitudes of the political

Aryeh Botwinick and William E. Connolly, editors

American democracy faces severe challenges today, as everyday life gathers pace, national borders become increasingly porous, and commodity culture becomes more dominant. "Democracy and Vision" assembles a cast of prominent political theorists to consider the problems confronting political life by reviewing, assessing, and expanding on the ideas of one of the most influential political thinkers of the past forty years, Sheldon Wolin. The book consists of three sections linked by the underlying theme of Wolin's monumental effort to define "the political" and the conditions of democratic life. In the first, Nicholas Xenos, George Kateb, Fred Dallmayr, and Charles Taylor focus, in particular, on whether mass political participation, sustainable in times of upheaval as what Wolin aptly termed "fugitive democracy," can be buoyed by political institutions during periods of stability.In the second section, Wendy Brown, Aryeh Botwinick, Melissa A. Orlie, and Anne Norton examine the relevance of Wolin's ideas to current debates about, for example, social diversity and the commercialization of culture. In the last, Stephen K. White, Kirstie M. McClure, Michael J. Shapiro, and J. Peter Euben address globalization and temporality in relation to Wolin's narrative of decline, asking, among other things, whether citizenship today must incorporate a cosmopolitan dimension. These essays - and an introduction by William Connolly that lucidly outlines Wolin's thought and the deep uncertainty about political theory in the 1960s that did much to inspire his work - offer unprecedented insights into Wolin's lament that modernity has meant the loss of the political.

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  • Acknowledegments vii 1. Politics and Vision by William E. Connolly 3 PART I: DEMOCRATIC ENERGY AND INSTITUTIONAL by DEFINITION 2. Momentary Democracy by Nicholas Xenos 25 3. Wolin as a Critic of Democracy by George Kateb 39 4. Beyond Fugitive Democracy: Some Modern and by Postmodern Reflections by Fred Dalimayr 58 5. A Tension in Modern Democracy by Charles Taylor 79 PART II CAPITALISM, DIFFERENCE, AND DEMOCRACY 6. Reflections on Tolerance in the Age of Identity by Wendy Brown 99 7. Wolin and Oakeshott: Similarity in Difference by Aryeb Botwinick 118 8. Political Capitalism and the Consumption of Democracy by Melissa A. Orlie 138 9. Evening Land by Anne Norton 161 PART III: TIME AND COSMOPOLITANISM 10. Three Conceptions of the Political: The Real World by of Late Modern Democracy by Stephen K. White 173 11. Between the Castigation of Texts and the Excess of Words: Political Theory in the Margins of Tradition by Kirstie M. McClure 193 12. Time, Disjuncture, and Democratic Citizenship by Michael J. Shapiro 232 13. The Polis, Globalization, and the Politics of Place by J. Peter Euben 256 The Conttibutors 291 Index 293

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書名 Democracy and vision : Sheldon Wolin and the vicissitudes of the political
著作者等 Botwinick, Aryeh
Connolly, William E.
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c2001
ページ数 vi, 299 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0691074666
NCID BA54103816
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国