Politics and Post-Structuralism: An Introduction
Politics and Post-Structuralism: An Introduction
Edinburgh University Press

Politics and Post-Structuralism: An Introduction

  • Publish Date: 2002-04-02
  • Binding: Paperback

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Post-structuralism is recognised as a major force within literary and cultural studies. This book is the first to apply the theory to politics and to show the ways in which it can illuminate political theory and analysis. As such it is likely to become a key text in the development of this area, providing a stimulating introduction to the subject. Authors explore the two-way relationship, showing not only that post-structuralism can enhance the study of politics, but also that advocates of post-structuralism can benefit from being open to the lessons political studies can teach. The book aims to (i) clarify the relationship of contemporary theory to politics; (ii) open up a new intellectual interface; (iii) create a space for exchange between disciplines; (iv) provide a statement of the role of post-structuralist theory in politicsCovering three main sections - What is Post-structuralist Political Theory?; Post-structuralism and Political Analysis; and The Question of the Political - the authors


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