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What is democracy?

Author: Alain Touraine
Publisher: Boulder, CO : WestviewPress, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this sequel to A Critique of Modernity, Alain Touraine questions the social and cultural content of democracy today. At a time when state power is being increasingly eroded by the economic might of transnational capital, what possible value can we ascribe to a democratic idea that is defined merely as a set of guarantees against the totalitarian state? If democracy is to survive in the post-communist world,  Read more...
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Touraine, Alain.
What is democracy?
Boulder, CO : WestviewPress, 1997
(OCoLC)606108384
Online version:
Touraine, Alain.
What is democracy?
Boulder, CO : WestviewPress, 1997
(OCoLC)609112055
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Touraine
ISBN: 0813327067 9780813327068 0813327075 9780813327075
OCLC Number: 36029741
Description: ix, 224 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. A New Idea --
2. Human Rights, Representation, and Citizenship --
3. Limitations on Power --
4. Representative Political Actors --
5. Citizenship --
6. Republicans and Liberals --
7. Opening Up a Public Space --
8. The Politics of the Subject --
9. Recomposing the World --
10. Modernization or Development? --
11. Transforming Old into New --
12. Democratization in the East and the South?
Other Titles: Qu'est-ce-que la démocratie?
Responsibility: Alain Touraine ; translated by David Macey.
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"In this sequel to A Critique of Modernity, Alain Touraine questions the social and cultural content of democracy today. At a time when state power is being increasingly eroded by the economic might  Read more...

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