Coverart for item
The Resource Democracy, participation and contestation : civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy, edited by Emmanuelle Avril and Johann N. Neem

Democracy, participation and contestation : civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy, edited by Emmanuelle Avril and Johann N. Neem

Label
Democracy, participation and contestation : civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy
Title
Democracy, participation and contestation
Title remainder
civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Emmanuelle Avril and Johann N. Neem
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as "contested democracy". In view of recent mobilizations such as the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement, in which new technologies have played a key role, there is a need for a renewed analysis of the long-term evolution of US and UK political systems. Using new areas of research, this book argues that the ideals and the practices of Anglo-American democracy can be best understood by studying diverse forms of participation, which go beyond classical expressions of contestation and dissent such as voting. The authors analyze political parties, social movements, communications and social media, governance, cultural diversity, identity politics, public-private actors and social cohesion to illustrate how the structure and context of popular participation play a significant role in whether, and when, citizens' efforts have any meaningful impact on those who exercise political power. In doing so, the authors take crucial steps towards understanding how a vigorous public sphere and popular sovereignty can be made to work in today's global environment. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, British and US history, democracy, political participation, governance, social movements and politics."--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avril, Emmanuelle
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Neem, Johann N.
Series statement
Democratization studies
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Political participation
  • Political participation
  • Civil society
  • Civil society
Label
Democracy, participation and contestation : civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy, edited by Emmanuelle Avril and Johann N. Neem
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Rethinking 1828 : the emergence of competing democracies in the United States / Reeve Huston -- Some ideological aspects of the "Battle of Cable Street" / Christos Efstathiou -- Democracy inc. and radical criticism in the US / Pierre Guerlain -- Is equality the goal? : challenging economic inequality in the US and UK / Scot T. Fitzgerald -- Democracy : America's other "peculiar institution" / Andrew W. Robertson -- Undocumented immigrants, from pariahs to citizens? : mobilizations and arguments in favor of inclusion / James Cohen -- Productive protest? : the contested higher education reforms in England under the coalition government / Sarah Pickard -- A tale of polarizations : stress, inertia and social change in the new gilded age / Jean-Baptiste Velut -- Public participation, planning and housing : a changing balance of power? / David Fée -- The English regions since 1994 : decentralization and the contested terrain of territorial governance / Houari Mired -- The European citizens' initiative : the influence of Anglo-American governance ideology on recent EU institutional reforms / Coralie Raffenne -- Channeling indigenous contestation of uranium mining in Australia : legislation, negotiation, co-optation / Sandrine Tolazzi -- Partners not protesters? : managing contests to traditional democracy through expanded public input into political decision-making / Jennifer Lees-Marshment -- Contested boundaries of representation : patterns of transformation in black petitioning in Massachusetts, 1770-1850 / Daniel Carpenter and Nicole Topich -- Social networks and democracy : fightbacks and backlashes in the world wide agora / Emmanuelle Avril -- Local democracy and public spaces in contest : graffiti in San Francisco / Guillaume Marche -- A faux-public sphere : liberty mutual markets an online conversation economy for citizen-consumers / Sheena Raja -- Social media and political activism : breaking the offline and online division / Cristiana Olcese -- Concluding remarks : does democracy have a future? / Gary Gerstle
Control code
FIEb17538245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780415748636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)902821500
Label
Democracy, participation and contestation : civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy, edited by Emmanuelle Avril and Johann N. Neem
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Rethinking 1828 : the emergence of competing democracies in the United States / Reeve Huston -- Some ideological aspects of the "Battle of Cable Street" / Christos Efstathiou -- Democracy inc. and radical criticism in the US / Pierre Guerlain -- Is equality the goal? : challenging economic inequality in the US and UK / Scot T. Fitzgerald -- Democracy : America's other "peculiar institution" / Andrew W. Robertson -- Undocumented immigrants, from pariahs to citizens? : mobilizations and arguments in favor of inclusion / James Cohen -- Productive protest? : the contested higher education reforms in England under the coalition government / Sarah Pickard -- A tale of polarizations : stress, inertia and social change in the new gilded age / Jean-Baptiste Velut -- Public participation, planning and housing : a changing balance of power? / David Fée -- The English regions since 1994 : decentralization and the contested terrain of territorial governance / Houari Mired -- The European citizens' initiative : the influence of Anglo-American governance ideology on recent EU institutional reforms / Coralie Raffenne -- Channeling indigenous contestation of uranium mining in Australia : legislation, negotiation, co-optation / Sandrine Tolazzi -- Partners not protesters? : managing contests to traditional democracy through expanded public input into political decision-making / Jennifer Lees-Marshment -- Contested boundaries of representation : patterns of transformation in black petitioning in Massachusetts, 1770-1850 / Daniel Carpenter and Nicole Topich -- Social networks and democracy : fightbacks and backlashes in the world wide agora / Emmanuelle Avril -- Local democracy and public spaces in contest : graffiti in San Francisco / Guillaume Marche -- A faux-public sphere : liberty mutual markets an online conversation economy for citizen-consumers / Sheena Raja -- Social media and political activism : breaking the offline and online division / Cristiana Olcese -- Concluding remarks : does democracy have a future? / Gary Gerstle
Control code
FIEb17538245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780415748636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)902821500

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...