Conceptualizing Democracy In A Global Era.

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This dissertation offers a new conception of democracy: democracy as the struggle for fairer and more equal social relations. This conception gives a clear account of the point of democracy, and distinguishes between democracy as a normative ideal, and democracy in the context of the state (a particular context through which that ideal has been pursued). It builds and improves on the existing strengths of deliberative democracy, agonistic democracy, and democracy against domination, providing a more flexible and ...
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Overview

This dissertation offers a new conception of democracy: democracy as the struggle for fairer and more equal social relations. This conception gives a clear account of the point of democracy, and distinguishes between democracy as a normative ideal, and democracy in the context of the state (a particular context through which that ideal has been pursued). It builds and improves on the existing strengths of deliberative democracy, agonistic democracy, and democracy against domination, providing a more flexible and contingent account of democratic struggle than any of these approaches. I argue that this conception of democracy is better equipped to confront the challenges of globalization, and can help lead us toward a compelling vision of a distinctly democratic cosmopolitanism.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781243545299
  • Publisher: BiblioLabsII
  • Publication date: 9/3/2011
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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