Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community

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This volume explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the very practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to imply. Most significantly, contributors intervene in traditional democratic theory by boldly contesting the widely-held assumption that increased inclusion, tolerance, and cultural recognition are democracy's sufficient conditions. Rather than simply inquiring how best to expand the "demos," they investigate how claims to ...

Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community 2010, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719079238

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