John Dewey: The global public and its problems

John Dewey: The global public and its problems


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This book argues that John Dewey should be read not as a 'local' American thinker but rather as a philosopher of globalisation. Although his work is rooted in late-nineteenth and early twentieth century America, its principal concern is with the role of the United States in a globalised world. Tracing Dewey’s emergence as a global democrat through an examination of his work from The Public and Its Problems (1927) onward, the book shows how he sets out an evolutionary form of global and national democracy, one that has not been fully appreciated even by contemporary scholars of pragmatism. In returning to and recovering this neglected dimension of Dewey's political philosophy, the book highlights how his insights about globalisation and democracy can inform present theoretical debates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784993245
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 01/29/2016
Series: Theory for a Global Age
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Narayan is Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK

Table of Contents

1 Introducing the enigma of global democracy
2 Creative democracy
3 The global democrat
4 Twenty-first century creative democracy
5 Conclusion: Democracy and global justice

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