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1. Title Title of document The Democratic Invention. A Reading of Lefort.
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Matías Sirczuk; Pompeu Fabra University; Spain
3. Subject Discipline(s) Political Philosophy
3. Subject Keyword(s) democracy, human rights, revolution, modernity, legitimacy
4. Description Abstract In this paper I will present the way in which Lefort interprets modern democracy as a new form of society in regard to the sources of law and legitimacy. Lefort is a thinker who is difficult to place within the context of contemporary political theory: he not only defends democracy against Marxism but also thinks that this form of society cannot be circumscribed within the limits of the modern state, nor be understood through the categories that the tradition of political philosophy has developed to distinguish between political regimes. Lefort combines the defense of democracy with a radical critique of the established order. He identifies the democratic invention with the institution of a dynamic that makes, by right, the radical questioning of law the source of political legitimacy.
5. Publisher Organizing agency, location Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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7. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-12-20
8. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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9. Format File format PDF (Español)
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11. Source Title; vol., no. (year) Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy; Vol 3, No 5 (2014): July-December
12. Language English=en es
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