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Für einen linken Populismus

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Kann es das geben, einen guten, linken Populismus? Chantal Mouffe vertritt die Auffassung, dass dies möglich und sogar notwendig ist – eine Position, die ihr auch Kritik eingetragen hat. Führt das nicht zu einer gefährlichen Emotionalisierung? Läuft das nicht ebenfalls auf eine Unterscheidung zwischen gutem Volk und bösem Establishment hinaus? Politik, so Mouffe, funktioni ...more
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Published September 10th 2018 by Suhrkamp
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Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great summary of Mouffe's political arguments over the years as they culminate in the present crisis of neoliberalism. Mouffe explains her shift in emphasis over time from a sort of renewed socialist politics towards a 'popular' left politics that focuses on deepening democracy. The short book also handles traditional annoyances of Mouffe's, like attempts to transcend the liberal-democratic state through Hardt/Negri style theorizing, but each of these interventions is focused on a useful conte ...more
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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‘For a Left Populism’ (VERSO, 2018) is a MUST READ for a number of reasons. I will also add it to the carefully curated mandatory induction reading list for new boyfriends. I must investigate this thought some more but I really feel like there is an increasing trend to make socialist political theory more accessible and relevant to actually existing struggles, kind of a populism within the mostly academic discourse. The book is very short, only about 80 pages, and breaks down Mouffe’s earlier an ...more
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
if you've read any of Mouffe's books since the Democratic Paradox, you can pretty much already guess what the argument is going to be here. "Democracy" is taken to be the main thing all left movements are striving towards, populism (oddly) appears to be a strategy for attaining democracy via "radical reformism" (???) and the only real route for defeating the (you guessed it) neoliberal consensus / third way technocrats. All other left analyses (namely, marxism, anti-capitalism, anarchism, etc) a ...more
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Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
„A hegemonic formation is a configuration of social practices of different natures: economic, cultural, political, and juridical, whose articulation is secured around some key symbolic signifiers which shape the ‘common sense’ and provide the normative framework of a given society. The objective of the hegemonic struggle consists in disarticulating the sedimented practices of an existing formation and, through the transformation of these practices and the instauration of new ones, establishing t ...more
Brendan James
Mouffe's premise is definitely valid; we certainly appear to be in a 'populist moment' in which right- and left-populisms are challenging the neoliberal project. Finding a strategy for the left that taps into that and paves a road to power is an urgent task, and Mouffe's book is an accessible and succinct description of the situation.

Mouffe's conclusions about what to do are less convincing. Her argument that liberal democratic institutions must not only be the *path* to power but also that the
As a political science novice, this gave me some language to address the current post-democracy state of Western politics. What the left is doing wrong is outlined very well. I would like to see more about how to create this left populism. I agree that the language being used is not effective, but I didn't draw the conclusions from the author's Freudian analysis that I wanted.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kelly Burton
Interesting. I am still thinking about this book.
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro para Europa, pero que también nos sirve en Sudamérica. Plantea que vivimos un "momento populista" en la política occidental, y que puede aprovecharse o padecerse.
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Om jag inte återkommit med färdigformulerade tankar inom en vecka, skicka mig en brevbomb
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W sumie nic nowego. Wszystko już u niej było. Male repetytorium dla zapominalskich.
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Chantal Mouffe is a Belgian political theorist. She holds a professorship at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom. She is best known as co-author of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy with Ernesto Laclau. Their thoughts are usually described as post-Marxism as they were both politically active in the social and student movements of the 1960s including working class and new social movem ...more