The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy

The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy

Author(s): Mark Purcell

Published Online: 14 FEB 2013

Print ISBN: 9781444349979

Online ISBN: 9781118295625

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295625

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

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