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The Costs of the Democratic Turn in Political Theory

Azmanova, Albena (2020) The Costs of the Democratic Turn in Political Theory. In: Martill, Benjamin and Schindler, Sebastian, eds. Theory as Ideology in International Relations: The Politics of Knowledge. Worlding Beyond the West . Routledge. ISBN 978-0-367-07494-4. (KAR id:70925)

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Abstract

The article explores the ‘democratic turn’ in political theory and the nascent ideological status

mechanisms intrinsic to theorising through which democratic theory might undertake an

Jürgen Habermas has undertaken in critical social theory of Frankfurt School origin. The

democracies was pursued through a critique of ideology as part of the larger critique of the

of the complicity of liberal democracy in capitalism's delictum. This allowed the pursuit of

of the democratic turn in Habermas’s analyses of modern society, I note a transition from a

citizenship become reified and overburdened with a task they are not equipped to perform –

critical theory’s emancipatory potency.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: critical theory, Habermas, democracy, critique of ideology, capitalism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Centre for Critical Thought
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Albena Azmanova
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 21:57 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 17:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/70925 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Azmanova, Albena: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2471-2016
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