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xiv, 144 pages ; 25 cm.
  • The impossible of the sovereign : governmentality and liberalism
  • Body factories : Foucault, Marx
  • The politics of the governed : governmentality, forms of life, subjectivism
  • Koinōnikon zôon : stoics and the other modernity
  • "Phantasiebildern"/"histoire fiction" : Weber, Foucault
  • The courage of truth : parrhēsia and critique.
Oriented around the theme of a `politics of philosophy', this book tracks the phases in which Foucault's genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro Chignola argues here, is the key to understanding four features of Foucault's work over this period. First, it foregrounds its immediate political character. Second, it demonstrates that Foucault's "Greek trip" also aims at a politics of the subject that is able to face the processes of the governmentalization of power. Third, it makes clear that the idea of the "government of the self" is - drawing on an ethics of intellectual responsibility that is Weberian in origin - an answer to the processes that, within neoliberal governance, produce the subject as an individual (as a consumer, a market agent, an entrepreneur, and so on). Fourth, the theme of a `politics of philosophy' implies that Foucault's research was never simply scholarly or neutral; but rather was characterized by a specific political position. Against recent interpretations that risk turning Foucault into a scholar, here then Foucault is re-presented as a key figure for jurisprudential and political-philosophical research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138742703 20181008
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 303 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 22 cm
Green Library
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xvi, 274 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter One: IntroductionChapter Two: Stateless Nations Reconceptualised: Theoretical Framework and Choosing Wales and the Basque Country Chapter Three: Ordinary Conceptualisations of Welshness and Basqueness Chapter Four: Political Conceptualisations of Welshness and Basqueness Chapter Five: Comparing Stateless Nations: Insights from Wales and the Basque CountryChapter Six: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319914084 20181001
This book looks at the fundamental components of national identity as understood by ordinary nation members, and the way in which it is mobilised by political elites. Drawing on an original case comparison between Wales and the Basque Country, the author suggests there are many commonalities between these two nations, particularly around the fundamentals of their national identities. However, differences occur in terms of degree of intensity of feeling and around the politicisation of identity, with more entrenched and hostile political positioning in the Basque Country than Wales. Through a multi-level comparison, the book generates insights into national identity as a theoretical concept and in a `stateless nation' context. It argues for national identity's intangible, yet polemical, nature, looking at the primordialist way it is understood, its permanence and importance, coupled with its lack of everyday salience and consequent obligations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319914084 20181001
Green Library
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ix, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the instrumental value of democracy in a comparative perspective. Based on extensive analyses of quantitative studies from different disciplines, it explores both the expected beneficial and harmful impact of democracy. Democracy's reputation as delivering peace and development while controlling corruption is an important source of its own legitimacy. Yet, as this book acutely demonstrates, the arguments tend to be normatively driven interventions in ideologically charged policy debates. The book argues that we need neither a utopian framing of democracy as delivering all `good things' in politics nor a cynical one that emphasizes only the `dangerous underbelly' of this form of government. The author also raises critical questions about the value of the study of democracy: the choice for particular concepts and measures, the unknown mechanisms, and the narrow focus on specific instrumental values. This volume will be necessary reading for anyone interested in debates on democracy in the contemporary global context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319916552 20180910
Business Library
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340 pages ; 24 cm.
  • "Les choses étant ainsi, à vous de réfléchir sur le reste" -- De la théâtralité de la délibération démocratique -- Démocratie et théâtre dans l'Athènes classique -- Solon et la comédie de la folie -- The Theatre of the Amendment in fifth-century Athens -- Raison et déraison politiques dans /Assemblée des femmes d'Aristophane -- Laughting at Cleon-defending Perfides : Athenian demagogues, Thucydides audience, and Comedy -- Tragic parrhèsia -- Tragédie et démocratie selon Platon -- La réception de la théâtralité athénienne, des Anciens aux Modernes -- La mise en scène des délibérations sous la République romaine -- Le corps représentatif en Révolution -- Deliberative Democracy and Aristophanic Comedy -- Le peuple au théâtre : d'Athènes à Brecht -- La figure de Socrate sur les planches des XXe et XXIe siècles ou le combat pour la démocratie -- Théâtre politique et participation du peuple -- L'exemplarité en République. L'arraisonnement pénitentiaire de la guillotine au XIXe siècle -- Théâtralité des débats et mise en scène de l'outrage au Parlement Indien : le cas du Women's Reservation Bill -- Des usages expressif des dispositifs démocratiques. Les mises en scène d'un collectif revendiquant dans les assemblées générales étudiantes en France (2006-2010) -- Débats publics et mouvements sociaux : les enjeux normatifs des débordements protestataires de la mouvance antinucléaire -- Représentation, délibération et rhétorique entre théâtre et politique.
"Au livre III des Lois, Platon fustige le comportement du public au théâtre, en regrettant que le "domaine des Muses" ne constitue plus le pré carré de l'élite aristocratique. Or, pour le philosophe, cette intolérable "théâtrocratie" n'est pas la conséquence du régime démocratique que connaissait alors Athènes, bien au contraire : elle en est la cause. La démocratie trouverait ainsi ses origines au théâtre, où une populace inculte s'arroge le droit de porter, à grand bruit, des jugements esthétiques. Platon théorise là un lieu commun qui s'est développé dans les dernières décennies du Ve siècle et qui a la vie dure. Le préjugé selon lequel la théâtralité est le signe d'une dégradation de la vie publique, réduite ainsi à de la "politique-spectacle", a encore de nos jours la force de l'évidence. Or le spectacle n'est-il pas une nécessité de la pratique du pouvoir ? Plus précisément, le théâtre ne permet-il pas de répondre aux exigences de ritualisation, de communauté et de publicité qui sont celles de la délibération démocratique ? C'est dans une perspective diachronique et pluridisciplinaire que ce volume interroge k statut et les enjeux de la théâtralité dans les pratiques délibératives en démocratie, de l'Athènes du vile siècle avant notre ère à l'Inde du XXIe siècle."--Page 4 of cover.
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xxv, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Civil society in African transitional justice : comparing theory and practice / Jasmina Brankovic
  • Locating civil society in Kenya's transitional justice agenda : a reflection on the experience of the Kenya Transitional Justice Network with the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission / Andrew Songa
  • Transitional justice in Liberia : the interface between civil society organisations and the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission / James Tonny Dhizaala
  • Taking transitional justice to the people : challenges for civil society in Zimbabwe / Shastry Njeru
  • Persistent injuries, the law and politics : the South African victims' support group Khulumani and its struggle for redress / Zukiswa Puwana and Rita Kesselring
  • Cooperation and conflict : civil society resistance and engagement with transitional justice in Burundi / Wendy Lambourne
  • Madly off in all directions : civil society and the use of customary justice as transitional justice in Uganda / Joanna R. Quinn
  • Civil society engagement with communities : tradition, authority and transitional justice in rural African communities / Adrew Iliff
  • Navigating the storm : civil society and ambiguous transitions in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia / Noha Aboueldahab
  • Conclusion: The role of local civil society in shaping transitional justice in Africa / Hugo van der Merwe.
This edited volume examines the role of local civil society in shaping understandings and processes of transitional justice in Africa - a nursery of transitional justice ideas for well over two decades. It brings together practitioners and scholars with intimate knowledge of these processes to evaluate the agendas and strategies of local civil society, and offers an opportunity to reflect on `lessons learnt' along the way. The contributors focus on the evolution and effectiveness of transitional justice interventions, providing a glimpse into the motivations and inner workings of major civil society actors. The book presents an African perspective on transitional justice through a compilation of country-specific and thematic analyses of agenda setting and lobbying efforts. It offers insights into state-civil society relations on the continent, which shape these agendas. The chapters present case studies from Southern, Central, East, West and North Africa, and a range of moments and types of transition. In addition to historical perspective, the chapters provide fresh and up-to- date analyses of ongoing transitional justice efforts that are key to defining the future of how the field is understood globally, in theory and in practice Endorsements: "This great volume of written work - Advocating Transitional Justice in Africa: The Role of Civil Society - does what virtually no other labor of the intellect has done heretofore. Authored by movement activists and thinkers in the fields of human rights and transitional justice, the volume wrestles with the complex place and roles of transitional justice in the project of societal reconstruction in Africa. ... This volume will serve as a timely and thought-provoking guide for activists, thinkers, and policy makers - as well as students of transitional justice - interested in the tension between the universal and the particular in the arduous struggle for liberation. Often, civil society actors in Africa have been accused of consuming the ideas of others, but not producing enough, if any, of their own. This volume makes clear the spuriousness of this claim and firmly plants an African flag in the field of ideas." Makau Mutua.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319704159 20180618
Law Library (Crown)
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vi, 294 pages ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: Is it OK to Punch a Nazi? 1. The Intellectuals 2. The Racialists 3. The Channers 4. The Meninists 5. Language 6. Media 7. Neo-Nazis 8. Ordinary Guys 9. Conspiracy Theorists 10. The Violent Fringe 11. The White House 12. Downfall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
This book is a vital guide to understanding the Alt-Right - the white nationalist, anti-feminist, far-right movement that rose to prominence during Donald Trump's successful election campaign in the United States. It looks at the support for this reactionary network, arguing that while Trump is in office and the far-right grows across Europe, we need to gain a deeper understanding of the movement's philosophy, history and role in politics today. While the movement appears to have burst out of nowhere, Mike Wendling has been tracking the Alt-Right for years. He reveals the role of technological utopians, reactionary philosophers, the notorious 4chan and 8chan bulletin boards, and a range of bloggers, vloggers and tweeters, along with the extreme ideas which underpin the movement's thought. Including exclusive interviews with members of the movement and evidence linking extremists with terror attacks and hate crimes, it is clear that despite its high-profile support, the movement's lack of a coherent base and its contradictory tendencies have already started to lead to its downfall.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
Green Library
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vi, 294 pages ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: Is it OK to Punch a Nazi? 1. The Intellectuals 2. The Racialists 3. The Channers 4. The Meninists 5. Language 6. Media 7. Neo-Nazis 8. Ordinary Guys 9. Conspiracy Theorists 10. The Violent Fringe 11. The White House 12. Downfall.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
This book is a vital guide to understanding the Alt-Right - the white nationalist, anti-feminist, far-right movement that rose to prominence during Donald Trump's successful election campaign in the United States. It looks at the support for this reactionary network, arguing that while Trump is in office and the far-right grows across Europe, we need to gain a deeper understanding of the movement's philosophy, history and role in politics today. While the movement appears to have burst out of nowhere, Mike Wendling has been tracking the Alt-Right for years. He reveals the role of technological utopians, reactionary philosophers, the notorious 4chan and 8chan bulletin boards, and a range of bloggers, vloggers and tweeters, along with the extreme ideas which underpin the movement's thought. Including exclusive interviews with members of the movement and evidence linking extremists with terror attacks and hate crimes, it is clear that despite its high-profile support, the movement's lack of a coherent base and its contradictory tendencies have already started to lead to its downfall.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745337951 20180530
Law Library (Crown)
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x, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter One - Plato's Ideas had Consequences: Greek Thought and the `New Conservatives' Chapter Two - Leo Strauss and the Ancients against the Moderns Chapter Three - Greek Thought and a Neoconservative Social Science Chapter Four - Educational Culture Wars and the Classicizing of the American Mind Chapter Five - Greek Thought and Iraq War II Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788311540 20180604
US conservatives have repeatedly turned to classical Greece for inspiration and rhetorical power. In the 1950s they used Plato to defend moral absolutism; in the 1960s it was Aristotle as a means to develop a uniquely conservative social science; and then Thucydides helped to justify a more assertive foreign policy in the 1990s. By tracing this phenomenon and analysing these, and various other, examples of selectivity, subversion and adaptation within their broader social and political contexts, John Bloxham here employs classical thought as a prism through which to explore competing strands in American conservatism. From the early years of the Cold War to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Bloxham illuminates the depth of conservatives' engagement with Greece, the singular flexibility of Greek ideas and the varied and diverse ways that Greek thought has reinforced and invigorated conservatism. This innovative work of reception studies offers a richer understanding of the American Right and is important reading for classicists, modern US historians and political scientists alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781788311540 20180604
Green Library
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viii, 141 pages ; 20 cm
In recent years, the West has seen a rising tide of populist and anti-political feeling. Figures like Donald Trump and Nigel Farage have gained power by distancing themselves from "the establishment" and portraying politics itself as the enemy of the people. And it's not just them - increasingly, the media and politicians of all stripes hurl the word "ideological" as an insult, tie themselves in knots to avoid mentioning "the working class, " and champion the "depoliticising of key decision-making." In this book, Eliane Glaser - one of the early commentators to call attention to this new wave of populism - takes stock of how we got here and where we're going. At the heart of this is a vital question: Is the "death of politics" simply an inevitable sign of the times, going hand in hand with climate change, technological development and postmodern malaise? Or is it the intentional result of right-wing engineering? In addressing this question, Glaser shows how forces on the Right have manipulated and benefitted from the apathy of anti-politics; and how the Left's move to centre under neoliberal leaders has helped in the process. She argues that in order to revive productive engagement and hope for the future, we need to return to three pillars of political philosophy that have become dirty words: ideology, authority and the state. Glaser puts forward a strong and galvanising defence of these foundations, showing that however unpopular they may be, they're necessary for the functioning of a fair society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781912248117 20180924
Green Library
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x, 219 pages ; 25 cm
  • Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. The Politics - themes, structure, and chronology 3. Political change and civil strife in Politics Book 5 4. Aristotle's theory of political change 5. Aristotle and democracy 6. Aristotle's preference - the politeia 7. The Politics, Macedon, and Macedonian sympathisers 8. The Politics and ethical theory Politics Book 5, sections 1-12 Commentary on Politics Book 5 Politics Book 6, sections 1-8 Commentary on Politics Book 6 Bibliography Index of ancient texts Index of proper names Index of subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138570719 20180226
This book offers new translations of Aristotle's Politics 5 and 6, accompanied by an introduction and commentary, targeted at historians and those who like to read political science in the context in which it was produced. Philosophical analysis remains essential and there is no intention to detract from the books as political theory, but the focus of this volume is the text as a crucial element in the discourse of fourth-century Greece, and the conflict throughout the Greek world between democracy, oligarchy, and the rise of the Macedonian monarchy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138570719 20180226
Green Library
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xvii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Custer was just the beginning
  • Enemy in our midst
  • I knew there was a woman involved in this somehow
  • Button, button, who's got the button?
  • The bones of little girls
  • The smoke clears
  • The investigation that never happened
  • The nine firings
  • Lost freedom
  • A white bird
  • Government tan
  • Federal revolution
  • Threats, intimidation, and bullying
  • One nation under god
  • Redemption
  • Looking back to the future.
Law Library (Crown)
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xi, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Elites and the causes and consequences of democracy-- 2. Constitutions as elite deal-making: content and trends-- 3. Evidence on the causes and consequences of democracy-- 4. Unravelling the deal: constitutional annulments and amendments under elite biased democracy-- 5. Sweden: from Agrarian oligarchy to progressive democracy-- 6. Chile: from authoritarian legacies to a new dawn? 7. Colonial and occupier legacies in new democracies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316649039 20180514
This book argues that - in terms of institutional design, the allocation of power and privilege, and the lived experiences of citizens - democracy often does not restart the political game after displacing authoritarianism. Democratic institutions are frequently designed by the outgoing authoritarian regime to shield incumbent elites from the rule of law and give them an unfair advantage over politics and the economy after democratization. Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy systematically documents and analyzes the constitutional tools that outgoing authoritarian elites use to accomplish these ends, such as electoral system design, legislative appointments, federalism, legal immunities, constitutional tribunal design, and supermajority thresholds for change. The study provides wide-ranging evidence for these claims using data that spans the globe and dates from 1800 to the present. Albertus and Menaldo also conduct detailed case studies of Chile and Sweden. In doing so, they explain why some democracies successfully overhaul their elite-biased constitutions for more egalitarian social contracts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781316649039 20180514
Green Library
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x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1 Thrones and dominion: European colonisers and indigenous monarchs 2 The last king in Ceylon: the British and Sri Vikrama Rajasinha, 1815 3 Kings of Orient were: royal exile in British Asia 4 'Dragons of Annam': the French and three emperors in Vietnam 5 Out of Africa: the British, French and African monarchs 6 The French and the queen of Madagascar: Ranavalona III, 1897 7 From conquest to decolonisation: exile from French North Africa Conclusion Bibliography Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719099731 20180226
Though the overthrow and exile of Napoleon in 1815 is a familiar episode in modern history, it is not well known that just a few months later, British colonisers toppled and banished the last king in Ceylon. Beginning with that case, this volume examines the deposition and exile of indigenous monarchs by the British and French - with examples in India, Burma, Malaysia, Vietnam, Madagascar, Tunisia and Morocco - from the early nineteenth century down to the eve of decolonisation. It argues that removal of native sovereigns, and sometimes abolition of dynasties, provided a powerful strategy used by colonisers, though European overlords were seldom capable of quelling resistance in the conquered countries, or of effacing the memory of local monarchies and the legacies they left behind. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719099731 20180226
Green Library
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xiv, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A different beginning : theory as imagination
  • Constituent imagination : behind popular expectations
  • Many, other, place, frame : beyond a sovereign people
  • Hope, telos, xenos : beyond constituent power
  • Nephos, scopos, algorithm : beyond self-determination (I)
  • The nomos and the gaze : beyond self-determination (II)
  • Territorial isomorphs : beyond foundational authority
  • Constitutional isomorphs : beyond collective self-government
  • An isomorphic pluriverse : beyond sovereign peoples
  • A new hope : image wars and eutopian imagination.
Beyond the People develops a provocative, interdisciplinary, and meta-theoretical critique of the idea of popular sovereignty. It asks simple but far-reaching questions: Can 'imagined' communities, or 'invented' peoples, ever be theorized without, at the same time, being re-imagined and re-invented anew? Can polemical concepts, such as popular sovereignty or constituent power, be theorized objectively? If, as this book argues, the answer to these questions is no, theorists who approach the figure of a sovereign people must acknowledge that their activity is inseparable from the practice of constituent imagination. Though widely accepted as important, even vital, for the development of political concepts, the social practice of imagination is almost always presumed to operate either historically or impersonally, but seldom individually. Those who theorize the figures of popular sovereignty do not see that they are, in effect, 'conjurors' of peoplehood. This book invites constitutional, international, normative, and other political and legal theorists of sovereign peoplehood to embrace the conjuring-side of their professional identities, as a way of exploring the possibility of moving beyond eternally recurring, insolvable, and increasingly irrelevant questions. Instead of asking: Who is the people? What is the function of constituent power? Where may the people exercise its right to self-determination? Beyond the People asks the reader to consider the prospect of a riskier and more adventurous theoretical road, that opens with the question: What do I as a 'theorist-imaginer', or 'conjuror of peoplehood', assume, anticipate, and aspire to as I theorize the vehicles that mediate the assumptions, anticipations, and aspirations of others? This question is examined throughout the book as it interrogates the idea of peoplehood beyond disciplinary boundaries, showing how polemical, visual, affective, conceptual, and allegorical language critically shapes our idea of peoplehood. It offers a nuanced account of the contested relationship between the social imaginary of peoplehood on the ground, and the imaginative practices of the professional 'conjurors' of peoplehood in the academy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198799092 20180924
Law Library (Crown)
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xxv, 195 pages : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; cm
  • 1. Introduction: What Kind of Imagined Community? A Community of Voices Part I: Voice2. We, Us, Ourselves and Our Others3. We Were Always United, Except When We Were NotPart II: Dialogism 4. Things Coded in Our Genetic Memory 5. Horizons, Margins and Centers of Nation-Making in the 19th Century GeorgiaPart III: Memory Game 6. "It's a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards"7. Libri Magni or the Book that will Stop the War 8. Conclusion: Catch '83: Two Faces of the King and The Bivocal Nation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
This book is about a divided nation and polarized nationhood. Its principal purpose is to examine division and polarization as forms of imagining that are configured within culture and framed by history. This is what bivocality signifies-two distinct discursive voices through which nationhood is articulated; voices that are nonetheless grounded in a culturally common symbolic field. The volume offers an ethnographically centered analysis of the ways in which Georgians make use of these voices in critical discourses of nationhood. By illuminating the cultural semantics behind these discourses, Nutsa Batiashvili offers a new constellation of conceptual terms for understanding modern forms of nationalism and nation-building in the marginal or liminal landscapes between the Orient and the Occident.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319622859 20171227
Green Library
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372 pages ; 21 cm.
Selected essays by Abraham Doron.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ix, 306 pages ; 24 cm
  • Prelude: What is democracy?
  • A closed community of self-governing citizens
  • A revolutionary assertion of popular sovereignty
  • A commercial republic of free individuals
  • A struggle for political and social equality
  • A hall of mirrors
  • Coda: Who are we?
"Today, democracy is the world's only broadly accepted political system, and yet it has become synonymous with disappointment and crisis. How did it come to this? In [this book], James Miller, author of the classic history of 1960s protest "Democracy Is in the Streets", offers a lively, surprising, and urgent history of the democratic idea from its first stirrings to the present. A profound reckoning with a paradoxical phenomenon--the struggle of human beings to govern themselves--Miller's book shows how democracy has always been rife with inner tensions. In ancient Athens, citizens preferred to choose leaders by lottery and regarded elections as undemocratic--but had no problem excluding most residents from political power. The French revolutionaries sought to incarnate the popular will, but many of them came to see the people as the enemy. And in the United States, the franchise would be extended to some even as it was taken from others. Amid the wars and revolutions of the twentieth century, communists, liberals, and nationalists all sought to claim the ideals of democracy for themselves--even as they manifestly failed to realize them. Ranging from the theaters of Athens to the tents of Occupy Wall Street, [this book] combines an authoritative history of ideas with colorful portraits of democracy's champions and antagonists, from Pericles and Plato, to Rousseau and Robespierre, to Walt Whitman, Rosa Luxemburg, and Donald Trump. Can Democracy Work? is an entertaining and insightful guide to our most cherished--and vexed--ideal."--Dust jacket.
Green Library
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xxii, 343 pages ; 23 cm
  • Part One: Theocracy in Ancient Political Thought and Practice Theocracy as Temptation: Empire and Mindfulness Fred Dallmayr The Confrontation between Classical Political Philosophy and the Gods of the City Mark Lutz Between Rationalism and Theocracy: Plato, the Mysteries, and F.W.J. Schelling's Analysis of the Modern State Steven McGuire The Place of Religion in Politics: On Analogous Gods and the Piety of the Unspoken Toivo Koivukoski The Aristotelian Roots of Religious Governance Approaches Jeremy Neill Part Two: Theocracy and Modern State Politics The Non-Theocratic Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Houchang Hassan-Yari Islamism in North Africa: From Cairo to Tunis Jeffry Halverson Theocratic Arguments in Judaism Alan Mittleman Saving Miracles: Political Theology and Theocracy in the Schmitt-Benjamin Encounter Herminio Meireles Teixeira Part Three: Responding to the Challenges of Theocracy Theocracy's Challenge Peter Simpson The Impossibility of Theocracy: The Weakness of the Gods Yvonne Sherwood Understanding Our Adversaries: Ancient vs. Modern Political Thought James Franke and Laurie Johnson Religion, Tolerance and American Theocratic Politics: Lessons for the Contemporary Era Scott Hibbard Shaftesbury's Characteristics and the Problem of Priestcraft Ronald Beiner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442649293 20180717
Commonly perceived as a direct threat to the practice of liberal democracy, the global reemergence of theocratic claims to political rule is a misunderstood development of twenty-first-century politics. Analyzing the relationship between religion and politics throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, as well as classical and medieval political philosophical sources, Challenging Theocracy critiques the contemporary formation of theocracy. Providing an account of the origins and influence of theocracy, the chapters in this volume explore ancient texts that articulate the theocratic political ideas that continue to bubble under the surface of political life today. In an effort to consider how regimes extend beyond their immediate institutional and legal forms and find their foundation in timeless ideas, the contributors examine ancient and modern political thought to better understand their persistent power and impact on global politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442649293 20180717
Green Library