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Pluralism as a Critical Political Theory
Pluralism as a Critical Political Theory

Author(s): Rainer Eisfeld
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Keywords: Pluralism;

Summary/Abstract: Pluralism, if not reduced to a mere ideology, proves a more comprehensive and, at the same time, more radical concept than isusually acknowledged — a dynamic theory of the socio-political democratization of capitalist and actually existing socialist societies. To the extent that such a fundamental, if yet tentative alternative to the socio-political systems of East and West gains more ground in European political culture, it might — for a start — work as an antidote to the ideological hegemony which both «modern pluralism» and «democratic centralism» have been enjoying, for very obvious reasons and with most doubtful results, within the respective «camps».

  • Issue Year: 6/1986
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 277-293
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English