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Laurence Cox



cambridge deliberative democracy participatory democracy sociology participation democracy political democratisation social

Review: Donatella della Porta. Can Democracy be Saved? Participation, Deliberation and Social Movements. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2013. $69.95 hardcover / $24.95 paperback (2014)

Abstract Can Democracy be Saved? is two books in one, and carries off the trick impressively. The first book is a textbook of models of democracy – liberal, participatory, deliberative, electronic, global. As with comparable textbooks, it is essentially a typology, organised around the different adjectives which enable the all-purpose “democracy” to acquire concrete meaning. The second book is an account of how social movements practice democracy – both internally and in their pressure for wider political and social democratisation.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Sociology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published

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