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This review is from: The Democratic Paradox (Phronesis) (Paperback)
The importance of Mouffe's contribution to the debate on democracy culminates in the idea of "agonistic pluralism".
There are and will always be different "rationales"; we should not try to struggle to overcome these differences by trying to accommodate them within a normative domain(as in some dominant models of democracy), because
this leads to totalitarianism, but build on the agonistic model. This approach(unlike some others) takes seriously issues such as minority discrimination and encourages active participatory democracy.