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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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Forthcoming Books

  1. Reclaiming Democracy: Judgment, Responsibility and the Right to Politics
    Edited by Albena Azmanova, Mihaela Mihai
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  2. Nations and Democracy
    By Amanda Machin
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  3. Constrained Elitism and Contemporary Democratic Theory
    By Timothy Kersey
    To Be Published April 30th 2015

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