Democratic Theorists in Conversation

Turns in Contemporary Thought

Authors: Gagnon, J.

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Democracy has changed considerably in recent years to the extent that our contemporary understanding differs greatly from long-held democratic values. In this collection, renowned democratic theorists from Noam Chomsky to Francis Fukuyama give their thoughts on 'new democratic theory' and its implications for the study and practice of democracy.

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Ulrich Beck, University of Munich (LMU), Germany and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA John Dryzek, Australian National University, Australia John Dunn, University of Cambridge, UK and Chiba University, Japan Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, USA David Held, University of Durham, UK Ramin Jahanbegloo, York University, Canada John Keane, University of Sydney, Australia and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Germany Pierre Rosanvallon, Collège de France, France Thomas Seeley, Cornell University, USA Albert Weale, University College London, UK

Reviews

'This book is a must for anyone interested in new ways of thinking about democracy. The lively and engaging style of the conversations with leading theorists made the collection a compelling read from start to finish.' Paulina Tambakaki, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, UK

'Democratic Theorists in Conversation is a timely, kaleidoscopic set of stimulating interviews, producing fresh and surprising insights into the past, present, and possibly future practices of democracy.' Nikolas Kompridis, Professorial Fellow in Philosophy, University of Western Sydney, Australia

'The interview is an under-utilized but hugely rewarding resource in political theory. In this book the reader gets to listen-in to conversations with leading philosophers and intellectuals as they speak in their own words about the challenges and hopes of democracy today.' Simone Chambers, Professor of Political Theory, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: New Democratic Theory?

    Gagnon, Jean-Paul

    Pages 1-13

  • The Impossibility of ‘Knowing’ Democracy

    Dunn, John

    Pages 14-29

  • The Changing History of Democracy

    Weale, Albert

    Pages 30-41

  • Democracy Before and After the State

    Fukuyama, Francis

    Pages 42-55

  • The Cultural Turn in New Democratic Theory

    Jahanbegloo, Ramin

    Pages 56-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratic Theorists in Conversation
Book Subtitle
Turns in Contemporary Thought
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32277-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137322777
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32276-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 196
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