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Radical democracy

Author: C Douglas Lummis
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1996.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
C. Douglas Lummis writes as if he were talking with intelligent friends rather than articulating political theory. He reminds us that democracy literally means a political state in which the people (demos) have the power (kratia). The people referred to are not people of a certain class or gender or color. They are, in fact, the poorest and largest body of citizens. Democracy is and always has been the most radical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lummis, C. Douglas, 1936-
Radical democracy.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95040119
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Douglas Lummis
ISBN: 9781501712982 1501712985 9781501712999 1501712993
OCLC Number: 682101986
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Winner, Critics' Choice Award (American Educationa.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 185 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Frontmatter --
contents --
Acknowledgments --
Extracts --
Introduction --
1. Radical Democracy --
2. Antidemocratic Development --
3. Antidemocratic Machines --
4. Democracy's Flawed Tradition --
5. The Democratic Virtues --
Conclusion: Persephone's Return --
Notes --
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: C. Douglas Lummis.


The author presents a primer on how to think about democracy, asserting that the hope of global democracy rests on faith in our fellow human beings. His text offers critiques of current practices and  Read more...


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"Lummis insists that the hope of global democracy rests on faith in our fellow human beings. The move to embrace this faith conquers cynicism and gives one hope and the ability to act."-Thomas Read more...

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