Democracy: The Long Revolution

Democracy: The Long Revolution


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826486769
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/06/2007
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David Powell is a former journalist and prolific writer who has worked for Reuters and BBC Radio 4. His documentary Faces in a Crowd won a Grand Prix award at the Venice Film Festival.

Tom Hickey is Principal Lecturer in Philosophy and Politics at the University of Brighton. He teaches Aesthetics, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, and is Course leader of the MA in Cultural and Critical Theory. He is joint convenor of the biennial international conference Globalization and its Discontents. He is currently working on issues of cultural memory, political struggle and artistic representation for an international conference and exhibition in October 2007. He is a member of the NEC of the lectures union, the UCU.

Table of Contents



Michael Mansfield QC

Introduction: Indefinite Deferment - ‘Two Cheers for Democracy'

David Powell and Tom Hickey

1 Patience, Humility, Reticence - Hijacked Virtues

Colin Richmond

2 The English Civil War and the Putney Debates

Willie Lamont

3 Colonial Wars and Liberal Imperialism: a History of Parliamentary Failure

John Newsinger

4 Chartism - a Movement Before its Time

John Charlton

5 Formation of Labourism

David Powell

6 Labour and the New Social Order

Paddy Maguire

7 A Protracted Arc: Sex, Gender and Sexuality - Emancipation and Liberation

Gill Scott

8 The Long Revolution

Tony Benn

9 Globalisation, Exclusion and the Future of Democracy

Tom Hickey

Notes on contributors


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