Politics for the Public Domain

"Social space is produced and structured by conflicts. With this recognition, a democratic spatial politics begins...The political sphere is not only a site of discourse; it is also a discursively constructed site. From the standpoint of a radical democracy, politics cannot be reduced to something that happens inside the limits of a public space or political community that is simply accepted as 'real'. Politics, as Chantal Mouffe writes, is about the constitution of the political community. It is about the spatializing operations that produce a space of politics. Oliver Marchardt