Deliberative Global Politics
Discourse and Democracy in a Divided World
By (author) John S. Dryzek
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Deliberative Global Politics by John S. Dryzek
Book DescriptionContending discourses underlie many of the worlds most intractable conflicts, producing misery and violence. This is especially true in the post-9/11 world. However, contending discourses can also open the way to greater dialogue in global civil society and across states and international organizations. This possibility holds even for the most murderous sorts of conflicts in deeply divided societies. In this timely and original book, John Dryzek examines major contemporary conflicts in terms of clashing discourses. Topics covered include the alleged clash of civilizations; societies divided by ethnicity, nationality, or religion; economic globalization versus resistance; plus an in-depth discussion of the 'war on terror'. Dryzek concludes by highlighting the limitations of current neoconservative and cosmopolitan approaches, arguing that only deliberative global politics offers unprecedented new possibilities for democratic engagement in the international system. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, politics, philosophy, and sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745634128
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Dryzek provides an accessible introduction to thinking about the environment by looking at the language used to discuss environmental issues. He looks at various approaches which have dominated environmental issues, from faith in unlimited economic growth to radical green politics, and concludes with a plea for ecological democracy.
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Author Biography - John S. Dryzek
John S. Dryzek is Professor in Social and Political Theory at the Australian National University.
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