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Palgrave Macmillan

Democracy and Crisis

Democratising Governance in the Twenty-First Century

ISBN 9781137326034
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Recent years have seen near constant reports on the failures of governance and the crisis of democracy. The critical nexus between the ever-increasing array of crises that modern representative democracies face and the widening reliance on an array of undemocratic governance mechanisms and networks to meet and manage these crises needs urgent and in-depth scholarly attention. This book therefore seeks to investigate the ways in which representative democracy might better handle environmental, political, social and economic crises in the twenty-first century by making the mechanisms of governance more democratic. By examining cases such as the global financial crisis, the arab revolutions, Wikileaks and climate change, this volume highlights the tensions between governance and democracy during times of crisis and examines the prospects of democratising governance in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Benjamin Isakhan is Australian Research Council (DECRA) Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of Democracy in Iraq: History, Politics and Discourse (2012) and the editor of several books, including The Secret History of Democracy (2012).

Steven Slaughter is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University, Australia. His main publications are Liberty Beyond Neo-liberalism: A Republican Critique of Liberal Governance in a Globalising Age (2005) and Globalisation and Citizenship: The Transnational Challenge (co-edited with Wayne Hudson, 2007).

Introduction: Crisis and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century; Benjamin Isakhan and Steven Slaughter

PART I: RECONSIDERING GOVERNANCE

1. Decentreing Governance: A Democratic Turn?; Mark Bevir
2. The Democratic Accountability of Collaborative Innovation in the Public Sector; Jacob Torfing

PART II: THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS AND DEMOCRACY

3. The Financial Crisis as a Crisis of Public Reasoning; Matthias Goldmann
4. Neo-Liberal Governance and the Protest Politics of the Occupy Movement; Daniel Bray
5. Governance and Democratic Legitimacy: The European Union's Crisis of De-Politicisation; Natalie J. Doyle
6. Disintegrating European Austerity in Greece and Germany; Roderic Pitty

PART III: TRANSITIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL ATTEMPTS TO DE3MOCRATISE GOVERNANCE

7. Democratising Governance after the Arab Revolutions: The People, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Governance Networks of Egypt; Benjamin Isakhan
8. WikiLeaks and the Limits of Representative Democracy and Transnational Democratisation; Steven Slaughter

PART IV: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRATIC CRISES

9. Global Governance, Constitutionalism and Democracy; Roland Axtmann
10. Global Unionism and Global Governance; Andrew Vandenberg
11. Climate Crises and the Limits of Liberal Democracy? Germany, Australia and India Compared; James Goodman and Tom Morton
Conclusion: The Future of Democratic Governance ; Benjamin Isakhan and Steven Slaughter

Roland Axtmann, Swansea University, UK
Mark Bevir University of California at Berkeley, USA
Daniel Bray La Trobe University, Australia
Natalie J. DoyleMonash University, Australia
Matthias Goldmann Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Germany
James Goodman, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Tom Morton, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Roderic Pitty University of Western Australia
Jacob Torfing, Roskilde University, Denmark
Andrew Vandenberg, Deakin University, Australia

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