Post-Foundationalism of Laclau and Oakeshott : Politics of Faith, Scepticism and Populism

Show simple item record Gurhanli, Halil 2014-03-21T15:06:01Z 2014-03-21T15:06:01Z 2013
dc.identifier.citation Gurhanli , H 2013 , ' Post-Foundationalism of Laclau and Oakeshott : Politics of Faith, Scepticism and Populism ' , Annales Philosophici , vol. 7 , pp. 26-37 . < >
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dc.description.abstract This article critically engages with Laclauian theory of populism by utilizing Michael Oakeshott’s theory of politics. It argues that both build their works on similar post-foundationalist premises, accepting once the impossibility of a final ground of society as well as the possibility of its contingent political foundations. It then shows that both scholars conceptualise politics residing on a continuum between what they consider as two theoretical extremes: politics of faith and scepticism for Oakeshott, pure populism and pure institutionalism for Laclau. In terms of the ways in which they operate, functions they fulfil, and effects they have on politics, these extremes overlap with one another to such an extent that they can be considered as near synonyms. This synonymy serves as a fertile ground to spread the seeds of a reconsideration of Laclau’s account of populism. Utilizing Fieschi and Heywood’s concept of entrepreneurial populism, the article briefly problematizes his account and calls attention to this particular species of populism gaining increasing popularity in contemporary politics. It is every bit of populist in its modus operandi yet neither subverts the status quo nor aims to reconstruct a new one, but simply plays it. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 517 Political science
dc.subject post-foundationalism
dc.subject Ernesto Laclau
dc.subject Michael Oakeshott
dc.subject populism
dc.subject Political philosophy
dc.title Post-Foundationalism of Laclau and Oakeshott : Politics of Faith, Scepticism and Populism en
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dc.contributor.organization Department of Political and Economic Studies (2010-2017)
dc.contributor.organization Political Science
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dc.relation.issn 2067-3159
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