ERIC Number: ED374473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Power, Narrative and Democracy in Social Theory.
This paper conceives of a model of democracy that is tied up with narrative practices, and demonstrates how the initially democratic and radical auspices of one scholar's critique developed into a form of theory that was profoundly undemocratic in its narrative. The paper notes that the contemporary debate about power derives from a series of debates that occurred in the context of different models of democracy in the early 1960s, and that the most theoretically incisive contribution was S. Lukes' innovation of a "radical view" of power. However, the paper notes that the implications of this intervention, and the subsequent development of the debate have not been canvassed in their implications for the models of democracy. The paper also considers the implications of post-Foucauldian moves in the political language game that radical theory has developed. Contains 50 references and 6 notes. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (44th, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, July 11-15, 1994).