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Tag Archives: democracy
“The constitutive principles of Western liberal democracy, its ideas of limited and accountable government, have more to do with medieval lordship and its claims to autonomous power than with rule by the demos as conceived in ancient Athens.” Ellen Meiskins … Continue reading
“If we are all democrats today, it is not a very cheerful fate to share. Today, in politics, democracy is the name for what we cannot have – yet cannot cease to want.” John Dunn, 1979, Western Political Theory in … Continue reading
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
New at the online journal La Vie des idées, here is an interview with Claude Lefort by Pierre Rosanvallon – actually from 2009.
Benhabib discusses Gezi Park protests, Turkish politics, and democratic disconnects.
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.