The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Author(s): Mark Purcell
Published Online: 14 FEB 2013
Print ISBN: 9781444349979
Online ISBN: 9781118295625
About this Book
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