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Author Gagnon, Jean-Paul Romeo, 1984- author.

Title Democratic theorists in conversation : turns in contemporary thought / Jean-Paul Gagnon.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  321.8 GAGN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
Contents Introduction: New democratic theory? -- The impossibility of 'knowing' democracy, with John Dunn -- The changing history of democracy, with Albert Weale -- Democracy before and after the state, with Francis Fukuyama -- The cultural turn in new democratic theory, with Ramin Jahanbegloo -- Questions about the new democratic theory, with David Held -- The reflexive modernization of democracy, with Ulrich Beck -- Twists of democratic governance, with John Dryzek -- Certain turns of modernity in democratic theory, with Pierre Rosanvallon -- Enlivening the democratic imagination, with John Keane -- Nonhuman democratic practice: democracy among the bees, with Thomas Seeley -- Global Leviathan rising, with Noam Chomsky -- Conclusion: Shapes of the frontier.
Summary "The principles and practices of democracy in the twenty-first century have changed drastically from how they were understood hundreds and even thousands of years ago. In the world today, we not only think about democracy differently and practice it differently, we are also predicting new and distinct futures for it. On top of this, the origins of democracy have been brought into question while democratic theory has been picked apart and the practice of democracy has been presented with new challenges. This book argues that the result of these changes is a new understanding of democracy termed 'new democratic theory'. Through interviews with renowned democratic theorists working today, Ulrich Beck, Noam Chomsky, John Dryzek, John Dunn, Francis Fukuyama, David Held, Ramin Jahanbegloo, John Keane, Pierre Rosanvallon, Thomas Seeley, and Albert Weale, this book provides an in-depth exploration of new democratic theory. The result is striking with each interview highlighting new dimensions and changes to our understanding of democracy."--Publisher's website.
Subject Democracy.
Political scientists -- Interviews.
Democracy -- Philosophy.
ISBN 1137322764