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Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory


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Series Editors:

Paulina Tambakaki, University of Westminster, UK

Lasse Thomassen, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

David Chandler, University of Westminster, UK

Advisory Board: Amy Allen (Penn State University), Benjamin Barber (City University of New York), Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies), Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame), John Keane (University of Sydney), James R. Martel (San Francisco State University), Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster), Davide Panagia (UCLA), Bhikhu Parekh (House of Lords), and Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University)

Democracy is being re-thought almost everywhere today: with the widespread questioning of the rationalist assumptions of classical liberalism, and the implications this has for representational competition; with the Arab Spring, destabilizing many assumptions about the geographic spread of democracy; with the deficits of democracy apparent in the Euro-zone crisis, especially as it affects the management of budget deficits; with democracy increasingly understand as a process of social empowerment and equalization, blurring the lines of division between formal and informal spheres; and with growing demands for democracy to be reformulated to include the needs of those currently marginalized or even to include the representation of non-human forms of life with whom we share our planet.

Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory publishes state of the art theoretical reflection on the problems and prospects of democratic theory when many of the traditional categories and concepts are being reworked and rethought in our globalized and complex times.

The series is published in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, UK.

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Populism and Passions: Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity

Populism and Passions: Democratic Legitimacy after Austerity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paolo Cossarini, Fernando Vallespín
May 31, 2019

There is a consensus that right, and left-wing populism is on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic, from Donald Trump in the United States, to Spain’s leftist Podemos. These may utilize different kinds of populist mobilizations but the fact remains that elite and mass opinion is fuelling a...

Emotions, Protest, Democracy: Collective Identities in Contemporary Spain

Emotions, Protest, Democracy: Collective Identities in Contemporary Spain

1st Edition

Emmy Eklundh
January 29, 2019

With the rise of both populist parties and social movements in Europe, the role of emotions in politics has once again become key to political debates, and particularly in the Spanish case. Since 2011, the Spanish political landscape has been redrawn. What started as the Indignados movement has now...

Negativity and Democracy: Marxism and the Critical Theory Tradition

Negativity and Democracy: Marxism and the Critical Theory Tradition

1st Edition

Vasilis Grollios
August 14, 2018

The current political climate of uncompromising neoliberalism means that the need to study the logic of our culture—that is, the logic of the capitalist system—is compelling. Providing a rich philosophical analysis of democracy from a negative, non-identity, dialectical perspective, Vasilis...

Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics

Council Democracy: Towards a Democratic Socialist Politics

1st Edition

James Muldoon
July 19, 2018

The return to public assemblies and direct democratic methods in the wave of the global "squares movements" since 2011 has rejuvenated interest in forms of council organisation and action. The European council movements, which developed in the immediate post-First World War era, were the most...

Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theory

Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theory

1st Edition

Timothy Kersey
January 24, 2018

Today, examples of the public’s engagement with political issues through commercial and communicative mechanisms have become increasingly common. In February 2012, the Susan G. Komen Foundation reversed a decision to cease funding of cancer screening programs through Planned Parenthood amidst...

Performing Citizenship: Social Movements across the Globe

Performing Citizenship: Social Movements across the Globe

1st Edition

Inbal Ofer, Tamar Groves
November 28, 2017

In this book, Tamar Groves and Inbal Ofer explore the effects of social movements' activism on the changing practices and conceptions of citizenship. Presenting empirically rich case studies from Latin America, Asia and Europe, leading experts analyze the ways in which the shifting balance of power...

Political Theory and the Enlarged Mentality

Political Theory and the Enlarged Mentality

1st Edition

Stephen Acreman
October 19, 2017

In this book, Stephen Acreman follows the development and reception of a hitherto under-analyzed concept central to modern and postmodern political theory: the Kantian ein erweiterte Denkungsart, or enlarged mentality. While the enlarged mentality plays a major role in a number of key texts...

Nations and Democracy: New Theoretical Perspectives

Nations and Democracy: New Theoretical Perspectives

1st Edition

Amanda Machin
March 14, 2017

A figure of enduring ingenuity, the nation has for centuries played a part on the socio-political stage. Whether centre stage or background scenery, it has featured in violent tragedies, revolutionary drama and nostalgic fable. Today, the nation is cast simultaneously in the roles of villain and...

Democracy and Justice: Reading Derrida in Istanbul

Democracy and Justice: Reading Derrida in Istanbul

1st Edition

Agnes Czajka
November 09, 2016

This book explores the possibilities offered by Derrida’s work on democracy for interpreting contemporary struggles over democracy in Turkey. The relationship between democracy and justice seems of unquestionable importance to Derrida, with democracy and justice held in tension by deconstruction....

Reclaiming Democracy: Judgment, Responsibility and the Right to Politics

Reclaiming Democracy: Judgment, Responsibility and the Right to Politics

1st Edition

Albena Azmanova, Mihaela Mihai
March 04, 2015

Democracy is in shambles economically and politically. The recent economic meltdown in Europe and the U.S. has substituted democratic deliberation with technocratic decisions. In Athens, Madrid, Lisbon, New York, Pittsburgh or Istanbul, protesters have denounced the incapacity and unwillingness of...

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