Democracy in Crisis
Violence, Alterity, CommunityeBook - 2010
This volume explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to entail. Most significantly, contributors intervene in traditional democratic theory by boldly contesting the widely-held assumption that increased inclusion, tolerance and cultural recognition are democracy's sufficient conditions. Rather than simply inquiring how best to expand the 'demos', they investigate how claims to self-determination, identity and sovereignty are a problem for democracy and ho.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (321 pages)