Fans of Laclau/Mouffe listen up: podcast episode on the two discourse theorists with Eva Herschinger

14 April 2023

In 1985, Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau published their most important work to date: Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Towards a Radical Democratic Politics. For many interested in post-Marxism and discourse theory, the book is still required reading.

In the third episode of the podcast "Critically Linked" Eva Herschinger talks about the topicality of the work of Laclau and Mouffe together with the second guest Thomas Jacobs and the hosts Dana Trif and Jashal Singh. Background: Eva Herschinger's dissertation was the first to bring their discourse theory to security studies and international relations. The podcast episode is about hegemony, identity, and polarization in contemporary politics. The episode is not only interesting for fans of Laclau and Mouffe, but anyone curious will also get their money's worth as some funny anecdotes are brought up. Bottom line: hegemony and socialist strategy is as relevant as it was almost 40 years ago!

The episode can be found here and here.

Information on PD Dr. Eva Herschinger's dissertation can be found here.


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