Direct Action and Democracy Today / Edition 1

Direct Action and Democracy Today / Edition 1

by April Carter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745629350

ISBN-13: 9780745629353

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

"Direct Action and Democracy Today begins by looking at nonviolent direct action in the context of historical trends and differing ideological traditions. It then examines the association between direct action and the social movements of recent decades and charts its role in the new global movement against neoliberal economic policies. The second part of the book…  See more details below

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"Direct Action and Democracy Today begins by looking at nonviolent direct action in the context of historical trends and differing ideological traditions. It then examines the association between direct action and the social movements of recent decades and charts its role in the new global movement against neoliberal economic policies. The second part of the book focuses on political theory, examining how direct action fits with theories of liberal, republican and deliberative democracy. It goes on to consider socialist and cosmopolitan approaches to democracy and popular resistance and concludes by looking at the implications of protest politics for current democratic thinking and contemporary world events." This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of international politics and political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745629353
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1Direct action : past and present1
2Violence, nonviolence and power : is liberal democracy nonviolent?37
3Democratic deficit, civil society and social movements : the role for direct action68
4Economic globalization and democratic deficit : the role of global resistance107
5Liberal democratic theory, direct action and globalization157
6Participatory democracy and direct action : republicanism, deliberative democracy and critiques176
7Socialism, cosmopolitanism and direct democracy200
8Democratic arguments for direct action227

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