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Description - Radical Democracy by David Trend

This text addresses the loss of faith in conventional party politics, and argues for new ways of thinking about diversity, liberty, and civic responsibility. Long debated in political circles, "radical democracy" as discussed here becomes interdisciplinary. The cultural and social theorists in this book broaden the discussion beyond the conventional and conservative rhetoric by investigating the applicability of radical democracy in the United States. Issues debated include whether democracy is primarily a form of decision making or an instrument of popular empowerment; whether democracy constitutes an abstract ideal or an achievable goal; and how "radical" a democracy is preferable in a nation like the US. The contributors include well-known voices in social and cultural theory today - a diverse group of intellectuals, grassroots activists, and academics involved in identity-based movements. They often disagree. What they share is the belief in political possibility and the perception that change is attainable.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415912471
ISBN-10: 0415912474
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Trend

David Trend is Director of the Center for Social Research and Education. He is the Executive Director for Socialist Review, published by CSRE.

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