Introduction: New democratic theory?

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Abstract

Something is happening to democracy. A change has occurred. An entire discourse has been transformed as a result of recent logical and moral shifts in the methods of research and the ontologies of theory. Democracy is now a body of knowledge unlike that we have seen before. By democracy I mean the entirety of human knowledge about the subject — the way we think about it as a whole and the way we institutionalize or measure what we think are its most basic tenets. Today democracy is, for example, being described differently to the way that Dahl (1956), Mayo (1960), Sartori (1957), Schumpeter (1942), Macpherson (1977) and Dewey (1916) described it in their own works and in their own times.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDemocratic Theorists in Conversation
Subtitle of host publicationTurns in Contemporary Thought
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781137322777
ISBN (Print)9781349458554
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Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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NameDemocratic Theorists in Conversation

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Gagnon, J. P. (2014). Introduction: New democratic theory? In Democratic Theorists in Conversation: Turns in Contemporary Thought (pp. 1-13). (Democratic Theorists in Conversation). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137322777_1