Radical Democracy by David Trend

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Published by Duke University Press .

Written in English

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  • History & Theory - Radical Thought,
  • Cultural Studies,
  • Political Science/European Pol,
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • USA,
  • special/jrnls,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Politics - Current Events

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9795514M
ISBN 100822364190
ISBN 109780822364191

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Radical democracy, in Lummis's view, is radical because 1) it is practiced nowhere in the world today and therefore is "subversive in every system and in every country"; 2) it is preferable to all other forms of political culture if public freedom is desirable.

The book is not a theory of democracy, nor is it a policy text/5(6). Radical Democracy book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Douglas Lummis writes as if he were talking with intelligent fr /5. Douglas Lummis writes as if he were talking with intelligent friends rather than articulating political theory.

He reminds us that democracy literally means a political state in which the people (demos) have the power (kratia). The people referred to are not people of a certain class or gender or color.

They are, in fact, the poorest and largest body of citizens. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for the National Book Award The Nation's "Most Valuable Book" “[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.”—The Atlantic “This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains If you Cited by: We propose a new system of Quadratic Voting (QV) that would create such a truly radical democracy.

Every citizen would receive an equal annual allotment of “voice credits” that they could use to vote in a range of collective decisions from elections to the school board to referenda on membership in international organizations.

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