1. The Ends of Marx(ism)? 2. Language, Communication, Performativity 3. Performativity and Politics: From Habermas to Laclau 4. Politics, Idealisation and Performativity 5. Quasi-Transcendentalism and Critical Theory 6. The Politics of Subjectivity 7. Deliberative or Radical Democracy? The Politics of Performativity 8. Post-Structuralism and Democratic Theory 9. Ethics and Politics in Discourse Theory
Mark Devenney is a senior lecturer in politics and philosophy at the University of Brighton, UK. His current research concerns political economy and death, and involves a re-reading of Marx's labour theory of value and Foucault's biopolitics.
'It is extremely hard to do justice in a short review to the complex arguments developed in this book. They touch upon fundamental problems such as the nature of language, relations between language and reality, and rationality.' - Krzystof Jaskulowski in Political Studies Review