The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 23, 2013 - Social Science - 184 pages
Arguing that the hegemony of the neoliberal/capitalist nexus must be challenged if we are to address the proliferating challenges facing our world, this inspiring book explains how democracy can revive the political fortunes of the left.
  • Explores issues central to the civil uprisings that swept the world in 2011, drawing profound connections between democracy and neoliberalism in an urban context
  • Features in-depth analysis of key political theorists such as Gramsci; Lefebvre; Rancière; Deleuze and Guattari; and Hardt and Negri
  • Advocates the reframing of democracy as a personal and collective struggle to discover the best in ourselves and others
  • Includes empirical analysis of recent instances of collective action
 

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What Democracy Means
Becoming Democratic
Becoming Active
RevolutionaryConnections

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Mark Purcell is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Design & Planning at the University of Washington, USA, where he researches urban politics, political theory, social movements, and democracy. He is the author of Recapturing Democracy (2008) and numerous articles in journals including International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Geography, Environment and Planning, Antipode, Urban Studies, Political Geography, Review of International Political Economy, and Planning Theory.

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