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.
|Title of host publication||Democratic Theorists in Conversation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Turns in Contemporary Thought|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Mar 2014|
|Name||Democratic Theorists in Conversation|