1. The democratic agonism of the ancients compared to that of the (post)moderns / Andreas Kalyvas 2. Democratic agon : striving for distinction or struggle against domination and injustice? / Jean-Philippe-deranty and Emmanuel Renault 3. The opening : alegality and political agonism / Hans Lindahl 4. The expressive agon : on political agency in a constitutional democracy / David Owen 5. Staging dissensus : Frederick Douglass and 'we, the people' / Jason Frank 6. Polemos and agon / Alex Thomson 7. Questioning the law? : on heteronomy in public autonomy / Bert van Roermund 8. Agonism, antagonism and the necessity of care / Keith Breen 9. The stranger in synagonistic politics / Nathalie Karagiannis and Peter Wagner 10. Passionate subjectivity, contestation and acknowledgement : rereading Austin and Cavell / Aletta Norval 11. On the rationality of disagreement and feeling : brethren, bombers and the construction of the common / Fiona Jenkins 12. The complex agon / Adrian Little 13. The absurd proposition of aboriginal sovereignty / Andrew Schaap.