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Nicola McMillan

Nicola McMillan

Research Student

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL

Political philosophy, democratic theory, feminist theory, aesthetics

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Thesis Title

Irigaray's Philosophy of Difference and Deliberative Democracy

Thesis Outline

The topic of my PhD research is Anglophone political theory concerned with deliberative democracy in relation to Irigaray's philosophy of difference. Currently, I am interested in exploring how a procedural deliberative democratic model (particularly Iris Marion Young's) might be inclusive of an identitarian politics and whether it must be in order to overcome symbolic imbalances between interlocutors. My thesis is that without any concept of difference and, crucially identity, at the heart of a procedural politics, that politics will always fail. I feel that Irigaray's strong claims about the necessity for a separate feminine identity/subjectivity, which could form the basis for a political identity has creative implications for deliberative procedural models.

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