She is best known for her contribution to the development—jointly with Ernesto Laclau , with whom she co-authored Hegemony and Socialist Strategy —of the so-called Essex School of discourse analysis ,  a type of post-Marxist political inquiry drawing on Gramsci , post-structuralism and theories of identity, and redefining Leftist politics in terms of radical democracy. Her highest cited publication is Hegemony and socialist strategy: Towards a radical democratic politics.
She is also the author of the influential works on agonistic political theory Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically and The Democratic Paradox. A prominent critic of deliberative democracy especially in its Rawlsian and Habermasian versions , she is also known for her critical use of the work of Carl Schmitt , mainly the concept of "the political", in proposing a radicalization of modern democracy—what she calls "agonistic pluralism".
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She has developed an interest in highlighting the radical potential of artistic practices. Mouffe's Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically has been criticised by Timothy Laurie for its strong focus on State institutions, noting that Mouffe's "professed enthusiasm for some non-Western Islamist movements is solely conditional upon their assumption of State instruments".
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