Can Democracy Be Saved?: Participation, Deliberation and by Donatella Della Porta

By Donatella Della Porta

Financial concern, monetary globalization and the strengthening of neoliberal guidelines current stark demanding situations to conventional conceptions of consultant democracy. but, even as, new possibilities are rising that suggest replacement visions for the way forward for democracy.

In this hugely articulate ebook, Donatella della Porta analyses various conceptions and practices of participatory and deliberative democracy, development upon contemporary reflections in normative conception in addition to unique empirical learn. in addition to drawing on key old examples, the booklet can pay shut cognizance to the present revitalization of social pursuits: the Arab Spring uprisings in approaches of democratic transition; the potential for new applied sciences to strengthen so-called e-democracy within the Indignados and Occupy Wall road protests; and suggestions for cosmopolitan democracy present in contemporary campaigns for democratization of the ecu Union and United international locations. along such social hobbies, the ebook additionally assesses institutional reactions, from the policing of protest to efforts at reform.

This contribution to a serious modern debate, through a number one political sociologist and student of social hobbies, can be of significant price to scholars and students of political sociology, political technological know-how and social circulation reports, in addition to somebody attracted to the form and improvement of democracy.

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