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Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

Series Editor: David Chandler, Paulina Tambakaki

Advisory Board: Benjamin Barber (City University of New York), Rajeev Bhargava (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies), Bhikhu Parekh (House of Lords), Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame), John Keane (University of Sydney), Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster)

Democracy is being re-thought almost everywhere today: with the widespread questioning of the rationalist assumptions of classical liberalism, and the implications this has for representational competition; with the Arab Spring, destabilizing many assumptions about the geographic spread of democracy; with the deficits of democracy apparent in the Euro-zone crisis, especially as it affects the management of budget deficits; with democracy increasingly understand as a process of social empowerment and equalization, blurring the lines of division between formal and informal spheres; and with growing demands for democracy to be reformulated to include the needs of those currently marginalized or even to include the representation of non-human forms of life with whom we share our planet.

Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory publishes state of the art theoretical reflection on the problems and prospects of democratic theory when many of the traditional categories and concepts are being reworked and rethought in our globalized and complex times.

The series is published in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, UK.

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  1. Reclaiming Democracy

    Judgment, Responsibility and the Right to Politics

    Edited by Albena Azmanova, Mihaela Mihai

    Series: Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

    Democracy is in shambles economically and politically. The recent economic meltdown in Europe and the U.S. has substituted democratic deliberation with technocratic decisions. In Athens, Madrid, Lisbon, New York, Pittsburgh or Istanbul, protesters have denounced the incapacity and unwillingness of...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Nations and Democracy

    New Theoretical Perspectives

    By Amanda Machin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

    A figure of enduring ingenuity, the nation has for centuries played a part on the socio-political stage. Whether centre stage or background scenery, it has featured in violent tragedies, revolutionary drama and nostalgic fable. Today, the nation is cast simultaneously in the roles of villain and...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theory
    By Timothy Kersey
    To Be Published December 15th 2015
  2. Performing Citizenship: Social Movements across the Globe
    Edited by Tamar Groves, Inbal Ofer
    To Be Published December 15th 2015
  3. The Art of Democracy: Towards Plural Hegemony
    By Julia Svetlichnaja
    To Be Published June 15th 2016
  4. Democracy and Justice: Reading Derrida in Istanbul
    By Agnes Czajka
    To Be Published July 1st 2016

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