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Democracy and Difference:
Contesting the Boundaries of the Political
Edited by Seyla Benhabib

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction: The Democratic Moment and the Problem of Difference3
Pt. 1Democratic Theory: Foundations and Perspectives19
1Three Normative Models of Democracy21
2Fugitive Democracy31
3Using Power/Fighting Power: The Polity46
4Toward a Deliberative Model of Democratic Legitimacy67
5Procedure and Substance in Deliberative Democracy95
6Communication and the Other: Beyond Deliberative Democracy120
Pt. 2Equality, Difference, and Public Representation137
7Dealing with Difference: A Politics of Ideas, or a Politics of Presence?139
8Three Forms of Group-Differentiated Citizenship in Canada153
9Diversity and Democracy: Representing Differences171
10Democracy, Difference, and the Right of Privacy187
11Gender Equity and the Welfare State: A Postindustrial Thought Experiment218
Pt. 3Culture, Identity, and Democracy243
12Democracy, Power, and the "Political"245
13Difference, Dilemmas, and the Politics of Home257
14Democracy and Multiculturalism278
15The Performance of Citizenship: Democracy, Gender, and Difference in the French Revolution295
16Peripheral Peoples and Narrative Identities: Arendtian Reflections on Late Modernity314
Pt. 4Does Democracy Need Foundations?331
17Idealizations, Foundations, and Social Practices333
18Democratic Theory and Democratic Experience336
19Democracy, Philosophy, and Justification340
20Foundationalism and Democracy348
List of Contributors361
Index365

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