Derrida and Policy: Is Deconstruction Really a Social Science?

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How might we begin to think about deconstruction in relation to the formulation of political policy? Once we begin to ask this question the whole idea of policy as such is put in question and conversely the limitations of philosophy as the basis for political decision making quickly become apparent. Through a consideration of this problem and by reference to a number of key tropes in Derrida's later writings, this essay begins the task of thinking about the deconstruction of policy and of asking what the future role of deconstructive thought might be.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-130
Number of pages12
JournalDerrida Today
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2008


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