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The state we're in : reflecting on democracy's troubles

Author: Joanna Cook
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2016]
Series: Wyse series in social anthropology, v. 3.
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What makes people lose faith in democratic statecraft? The question seems an urgent one. In the first decades of the twenty-first century, citizens across the world have grown increasingly  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Cook
ISBN: 9781785332241 1785332244
OCLC Number: 952277142
Description: vi, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of figures Acknowledgements Introduction: When Democracy 'Goes Wrong' Joanna Cook, Nicholas J. Long, and Henrietta L. Moore Chapter 1. After (?) Democracy: Time, Space and Affect in Peruvian Political Imaginaries David Nugent Chapter 2. Democracy and the Ethical Imagination Henrietta L. Moore Chapter 3. Why Indonesians Turn Against Democracy Nicholas J. Long Chapter 4. Opposition and Group Formation: Authoritarianism Yesterday and Today John Borneman Chapter 5. Rejecting or Remaking Democratic Practices? Experiences during Times of Crisis in Italy Jan-Jonathan Bock Chapter 6. 'The People' and Political Opposition in Post-democracy: Reflections on the Hollowing of Democracy in Greece and Europe Giorgos Katsambekis Chapter 7. Debt Society Consolidated? Post-democratic Subjectivity and its Discontents Yannis Stavrakakis Chapter 8. Politics After Democracy: Experiments in Horizontality Marianne Maeckelbergh Notes on Contributors Index
Series Title: Wyse series in social anthropology, v. 3.
Responsibility: edited by Joanna Cook, Nicholas J. Long and Henrietta L. Moore.
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