ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 30, 2020
The Constructivist Turn in Political Representation
Edited by Lisa Disch; Edited by Mathijs van de Sande; Edited by Nadia Urbinati
This volume traces the roots of the constructivist turn in the distinct (and competing) traditions of Continental and Anglo-American Western political thought. Divided into three thematic parts, these 13 newly commissioned essays develop the constructivist turn as a central concept. They advance the insight that there can be no democratic politics without representation; constituencies or groups exist as agents of democratic politics only insofar as they are represented.
Nadia Urbinati is Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies at Columbia University