Chantal Mouffe and democratic criticism of liberal political theory

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2015

Thesis Language: Turkish




This work fundamentally contains the criticism of political liberalism from the viewpoint of Chantal Mouffe and solution proposals for liberal democracy's crisis from the point of criticism in question. Mouffe claims that rationalist and universal fundaments, based on enlightenment idea of liberalism is incapable of explaning "politicals antagonist character. On the other hand, she considers that a paradox also exists between liberal character of liberalism and ideals of democracy which is egalitarian and foreseeing public sovereignty. From the designations in question Mouffe sets forth a new model he called agonistic democracy to solve the questions of liberal democracy and its deliberative model. In this study, although designations put forward by Mouffe, concerning the causes of liberal democracy's crisis are admitted, it is advocated that liberal democracy should be more strengthened from the weak points of agonostic democracy perspective she asserted to overcome the crisis.