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Favourite Thinkers IX: Robert Dahl R.I.P.

Via Thomas Gregerson’s Political Theory blog, I see that Robert Dahl died last week, aged 98. Dahl is one of my favourite thinkers about democratic politics, not least because he theorised on the basis of an analysis of contemporary conditions, … Continue reading

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Interview: Lefort and Rosanvallon

New at the online journal La Vie des idées, here is an interview with Claude Lefort by Pierre Rosanvallon – actually from 2009.

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Seyla Benhabib interview in Dissent

Benhabib discusses Gezi Park protests, Turkish politics, and democratic disconnects.

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Radical Democracy

My previously advertised co-authored paper with Gary Bridge, Geographies of Radical Democracy, is now published for ‘real’, in print, in the latest issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. We have been sent a whole load of off-prints of … Continue reading

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Critical spatial theory: my thoughts

I was conferencing last week, at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in LA. I was involved in two sessions, the first a panel discussion, organised by Scott Rodgers and Rosie Cox, on the uses of social … Continue reading

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Creating publics, creating democracies at OpenDemocracy

From my colleague Nick Mahony at the OU’s Creating Publics project, news of a series on the theme of Creating Publics, Opening Democracies at OpenDemocracy.

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New book: Democracy and Public Space by John Parkinson

I have just begun reading a new book by John Parkinson, Democracy and Public Space (I came across it here). It combines theorising about key concepts – democracy, public space – with comparative analysis of the quality of democratic public spaces in … Continue reading

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Partha Chatterjee on ‘After subaltern studies’

Further to my earlier ramblings about postcolonial theory, here is an interesting piece by Partha Chatterjee on the legacies and contemporary relevance of the subaltern studies ‘tradition’ (you can find more on this topic at the Cultural Anthropology site) . Of … Continue reading

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Geographies of radical democracy

For anyone interested in this sort of thing, I have a new paper, co-written with Gary Bridge, just published on-line in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, which addresses how best to theorise about the relationship between democracy and geography. It develops the idea … Continue reading

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Lefebvre and Democracy

Originally posted on Path to the Possible:
I just got back from a great time at the Association of American Geographers conference in New York.  I participated in a session on Henri Lefebvre organized by Andy Merrifield and Louis Moreno. …

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