People in Democracy

Sonja Lavaert, Andy Knott, Mathijs Van De Sande

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Dialogue with two other philosophers (Andy Knott & Mathijs van de Sande) on the issue of democracy as government of, by and for the people in the contemporary neoliberal era. The questions addressed are: Who are 'the people'?; How should power be exercised in democracy?; What about the concepts of 'people', 'multitude', 'common'?; Wherein consists political Representation?; What are the theoretical ontological premisses of democratic political thought? The dialogue is conceived as an experimental exercise in rational, ethical political research, and in democratic writing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFutures of Democracy
EditorsB. Leijssenaar, E. Van Der Zweerde, J. Martens
Place of PublicationNijmegen & Eindhoven
PublisherWilde Raven
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-94-91736-03-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Bibliographical note

B. Leijssenaar, J. Martens, E. van der Zweerde


  • political Philosophy


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