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The democratic imagination : envisioning popular power in the twenty-first century

Author: James Irvine Cairns; Alan Sears
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : University of Toronto Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Democracy is very much an open question in the early twenty-first century. While voter participation declines in many traditional democracies, new movements for democracy are emerging around the world. This book brings the question of democracy out of the halls of political power and home to our daily lives, pitting "official democracy" and "democracy from below" against one another in a lively debate.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Irvine Cairns; Alan Sears
ISBN: 9781442605282 1442605286
OCLC Number: 808924365
Description: viii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Democracy as an open question --
Political, social, and economic democracy --
Citizenship and inequality --
There and not there: representation and participation --
Red tape: bureaucracy, democracy, and the state --
The power of knowing --
Democracy and body politics --
The struggle continues.
Responsibility: James Cairns & Alan Sears.

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The Democratic Imagination examines different conceptions of democracy, exploring tensions that emerge in key moments and debates in the history of democracy, from Ancient Greece to the French  Read more...

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