Elastic, Agonistic Publics: John Dewey's Call for a Third Party

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Notes that John Dewey committed to the construction of an "elastic" social imaginary responsive to the rhetorical needs of a public in crisis. Explains that Dewey argued that a new third party must adopt an agonistic style of communication. Suggests that Dewey described the role of a third party in ways that might prove productive for scholars interested in the intersections between third party politics and counterpublicity. (PM)
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-73
Number of pages13
JournalArgumentation & Advocacy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003


  • Communication Strategies
  • Educational Philosophy
  • Higher Education
  • Political Parties
  • Social Environment


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