Publication Year

2004

Keywords

Democracy, radical, theory, politics

Disciplines

Comparative Politics | Political Science | Political Theory

Abstract

Locating and defining the political subject has been a project that plenty of theorists have taken up, producing a wealth of literature and a plethora of different theories, models, and perspectives on the nature of the subject. Perhaps most prevalent in modern political literature, the subject has been described as autonomous, universal, rational, and premised on clear interest patterns. These final models have then been inserted into a theory of political relations, in order to complete the picture of how society functions. The theory of the subject has often been an interchangeable module that turns the key tot he operation of the polity. Revisions to these theories have consistently required slight modifications of the subject in order to produce clearer understandings of the more general conception of politics.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Political Science

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