"Is it meaningful to call oneself a democrat? And if so, how do you interpret the word?" In responding to this question, eight iconoclastic thinkers prove the rich potential of democracy, along with its critical weaknesses, and reconceive the practice to accommodate new political and cultural realities. Giorgio Agamben traces the tense history of constitutions and their coexistence with various governments. Alain Badiou contrasts current democratic practice with democratic communism. Daniel Bensaid ponders the ...

Democracy in What State? 2012, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231152990

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Democracy in What State? 2010, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231152983