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Connolly, William E.

Works: 58 works in 386 publications in 6 languages and 12,040 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: JA74, 320.01
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Most widely held works by William E Connolly
The terms of political discourse by William E Connolly( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political theory and modernity by William E Connolly( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity/difference : democratic negotiations of political paradox by William E Connolly( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this foundational work in contemporary political theory, William Connolly makes a distinctive contribution to our understanding of the relationship between personal identity and democratic politics, particularly in the domains of religion, ethics, sexuality, and ethnicity. Every identity, Connolly argues, whether individual or social, presents us with a fundamental and troubling paradox: an identity establishes itself in relation to a set of differences, and it operates under powerful pressures to fix, regulate, or exclude some of these differences as otherness. The dignity of a people or political regime, and the quality of democratic culture, depends on the acknowledgment and ethos cultivated in response to these pressures." "In a substantial new essay, Connolly responds to the heated controversy surrounding his ideas when Identity\Difference was first published in 1991, while augmenting his discussion of the virtues of critical responsiveness. The issues of identity and difference cannot be ignored, he contends, and are ubiquitous in modern life."--Jacket
The bias of pluralism by William E Connolly( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and German and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political science & ideology by William E Connolly( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor David Kettler commented at the time of the initial release, that this book is "writing with great poise and clarity, the author says important things in a deceptively simple way about a problem of paramount significance. A fine piece of clarification, blending just the right mixture of respect and impiety toward the important heroes of contemporary political science, this is the kind of book I look forward to having available for our courses in political theory.""
Pluralism by William E Connolly( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent political theorist defends democratic pluralism as a political stance
Legitimacy and the state( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appearance and reality in politics by William E Connolly( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Augustinian imperative : a reflection on the politics of morality by William E Connolly( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing support from Nietzsche and Foucault, Connolly argues that the Augustinian Imperative contains unethical implications: its carriers too often convert living signs that threaten their ontological self-confidence into modes of otherness to be condemned, punished, or converted in order to restore that confidence. With a lucidity and rhetorical power that makes it readily accessible, The Augustinian Imperative examines Augustine's enactment of the Imperative, explores alternative ethico-political orientations, and subsequently reveals much about the politics of morality in the modern age
The politicized economy by Michael H Best( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and ambiguity by William E Connolly( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why I am not a secularist by William E Connolly( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many liberal secularists reject any interaction between politics and religion. But in Why I Am Not a Secularist distinguished political theorist William E. Connolly argues that secularism, although admirable in its pursuit of freedom and diversity, too often undercuts these goals through its narrow and intolerant understandings of public reason. In response, he crafts a new model of public life that more accurately reflects the needs of contemporary politics and society."--Jacket
The ethos of pluralization by William E Connolly( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How plural, really, is pluralism today? In this book a prominent political theorist reworks the traditional pluralist imagination, rendering it more inclusive and responsive to new drives to pluralization. Traditional pluralism, William E. Connolly shows, gives too much priority to past political settlements, allotments of public space and power relations already made and fixed. It deflates the politics of pluralization. The Ethos of Pluralization explores the constitutive tension between pluralism and pluralization, pursuing an ethos of politics that enables new forces of pluralization to find receptive responses in public life. Connolly explores how contemporary drives to pluralize stir the reactionary forces of political fundamentalism and how fundamentalism generates the cultural fragmentation it purports to resist. The reluctance of traditional pluralists to address the tension between pluralism and pluralization plays into the hands of fundamentalist forces. The Ethos of Pluralization eventually ranges beyond the borders of the territorial state to explore relations between the globalization of economic life and a more adventurous pluralization of political identities. Engaging images of pluralism and nationalism advanced by Tocqueville, Schumpeter, Ricoeur, Walzer, Herz, and Kurth, Connolly draws selectively upon Nietzsche, Foucault, Butler and Deleuze to delineate an ethos of politics that makes for new identities while protecting conditions that make pluralism and governance possible
Capitalism and Christianity, American style by William E Connolly( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Prominent political theorist considers the intertwined relationship between capitalism and Christianity and its effects on contemporary U.S. politics.</div>
Democracy and vision : Sheldon Wolin and the vicissitudes of the political( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuropolitics : thinking, culture, speed by William E Connolly( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By taking up recent research in neuroscience to explore the way brain activity is influenced by cultural conditions and stimuli such as film technique, Connolly is able to fashion a new perspective on our attempts to negotiateand thrivewithin a deeply pluralized society whose culture and economy continue to quicken
A world of becoming by William E Connolly( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A World of Becoming William E. Connolly outlines a political philosophy suited to a world whose powers of creative evolution include and exceed the human estate. This is a world composed of multiple interacting systems, including those of climate change, biological evolution, economic practices, and geological formations. Such open systems, set on different temporal registers of stability and instability, periodically resonate together to produce profound, unpredictable changes. To engage such a world reflectively is to feel pressure to alter established practices of politics, ethics, and spirituality. In pursuing such a course, Connolly draws inspiration from philosophers such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Alfred North Whitehead, and Gilles Deleuze, as well as the complexity theorist of biology Stuart Kauffman and the theologian Catherine Keller. Attunement to a world of becoming, Connolly argues, may help us address dangerous resonances between global finance capital, cross-regional religious resentments, neoconservative ideology, and the 24-hour mass media. Coming to terms with subliminal changes in the contemporary experience of time that challenge traditional images can help us grasp how these movements have arisen and perhaps even inspire creative counter-movements. The book closes with the chapter "(BThe Theorist and the Seer," in which Connolly draws insights from early Greek ideas of the Seer and a Jerry Lewis film, The Nutty Professor, to inform the theory enterprise today
Social structure and political theory by William E Connolly( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragility of things : self-organizing processes, neoliberal fantasies, and democratic activism by William E Connolly( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steps toward an ecology of late capitalism -- Hayek, neoliberalism and freedom -- Shock therapy, dramatization, and practical wisdom -- Process philosophy and planetary politics
Democracy and pluralism : the political thought of William E. Connolly by Alan Finlayson( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited volume provides a coherent and comprehensive assessment of William E. Connolly's significant contribution to the field of political theory
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The terms of political discourse
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Connolly, William

Connolly, William 1938-

Connolly, William E.

Connolly, William Eugene 1938-

Connoly, William E.

Connoly, William Eugene.

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William E. Connolly politologo e accademico statunitense

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Political theory and modernityIdentity/difference : democratic negotiations of political paradoxPolitical science & ideologyPluralismThe Augustinian imperative : a reflection on the politics of moralityPolitics and ambiguityWhy I am not a secularistThe ethos of pluralization