to contend for state power. He submitted that in the predominant ‘ontology of organisation, or of the modern party’, parties perform ‘expressive’ and ‘instrumental’ functions: liberal and Marxist parties seek not only to represent opinions and
Christopher J. Allsobrook
international moral rights follow from some ontology of the person. However, he maintains, customary international law and the rights recognition thesis offer more adequate accounts of what it means to have universal rights and obligations (2011: 752). Boucher
Creating the People as ‘One’?
On Democracy and Its Other
Marta Nunes da Costa
its own destruction. Ultimately, I have tried to show that what truly guides the democratic project is the permanent contestation of the meaning of ‘the people’, rather than its ontological status; this implies that no identity problem (nor search for