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Democracy beyond the nation state : practicing equality, Joe Parker

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Democracy beyond the nation state : practicing equality
Title
Democracy beyond the nation state
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practicing equality
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Joe Parker
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eng
Summary
Democracy promises rule by all, not by the few. Yet, electoral democracies limit decision-making to representatives and have always had a weakness for inequality. How might democracy serve all rather than the few? Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality examines communities that govern their own lives without elites or centralized structures through assemblies and consensus. Rather than claiming equality by abstract rights or citizenship, these groups put equality into practice by reducing wealth and health divides, or landlessness or homelessness, and equalizing workloads. These practices are found in rural India and Brazil, in Buenos Aires, London, and New York, and among the Iroquois, the Zapatistas, and the global networks of La Via Campesina farmers and the World Social Forum. Readable accounts of these horizontal democracies document multiple political frames that prevent democracy from being frozen into entrenched electoral systems producing modern inequalities. Using practice to rewrite political theory, Parker draws on collective politics in Spivak and Derrida and embodied relations from Povinelli and Foucault to show that equal relations are not a utopian dream, not nostalgia, and not impossible. This book provides many practical solutions to inequality. It will be useful to students and scholars of political theory and social movements and to those who are willing to work together for equality. --
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1956-
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Parker, Joseph D.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge innovations in political theory
Series volume
74
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  • Deliberative democracy
  • Representative government and representation
  • Social movements
  • Equality
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Democracy beyond the nation state : practicing equality, Joe Parker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn966194722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781138235847
Lccn
2016055269
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)966194722
Label
Democracy beyond the nation state : practicing equality, Joe Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966194722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781138235847
Lccn
2016055269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966194722

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