Direct Action and Democracy Today / Edition 1

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Overview

"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745629353
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Direct action : past and present 1
2 Violence, nonviolence and power : is liberal democracy nonviolent? 37
3 Democratic deficit, civil society and social movements : the role for direct action 68
4 Economic globalization and democratic deficit : the role of global resistance 107
5 Liberal democratic theory, direct action and globalization 157
6 Participatory democracy and direct action : republicanism, deliberative democracy and critiques 176
7 Socialism, cosmopolitanism and direct democracy 200
8 Democratic arguments for direct action 227
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