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Democracy in spite of the demos : from Arendt to the Frankfurt School

Author: Larry Alan Busk
Publisher: London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, [2020] ©2020
Series: Reinventing critical theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The value of democracy is taken for granted today, even by those interested in criticizing the fundamental structures of society. Things would be better, the argument goes, if only things were more democratic. The word "democracy" means "the power of the people," and scholars with a critical and progressive outlook often invoke this meaning as a way of justifying the honorific status accorded to the term: the power  Read more...
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Busk, Larry Alan, 1990-
Democracy in spite of the demos
London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020.
(DLC) 2019051830
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Alan Busk
ISBN: 9781786615251 1786615258
OCLC Number: 1127856843
Description: xx, 173 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: PrefaceChapter 1: The Categorical Imperative of DemocracyChapter 2: Arendt's Island of FreedomChapter 3: Radical Democracy at its Limits: Ranciere, Mouffe, and LaclauChapter 4: From False Democracy to False Demos: Adorno, Marcuse, and Climate SkepticismChapter 5: What is Elitism?BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Reinventing critical theory.
Responsibility: Larry Alan Busk.

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The book calls into the question the critical value of the concept of "democracy" at a time characterized by the rise of Right-wing populist movements and the persistence of pathological political  Read more...

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A bold intervention that questions the widespread assumption among critical theorists that democracy is an end in itself. This assumption, Busk contends, leaves us without the resources that we need Read more...

 
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