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The spectre of race : how discrimination haunts western democracy, Michael G. Hanchard

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The spectre of race : how discrimination haunts western democracy
Title
The spectre of race
Title remainder
how discrimination haunts western democracy
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Michael G. Hanchard
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Language
eng
Summary
How racism and discrimination have been central to democracies from the classical period to today0As right-wing nationalism and authoritarian populism gain momentum across the world, liberals, and even some conservatives, worry that democratic principles are under threat. In The Spectre of Race, Michael Hanchard argues that the current rise in xenophobia and racist rhetoric is nothing new and that exclusionary policies have always been central to democratic practices since their beginnings in classical times. Contending that democracy has never been for all people, Hanchard discusses how marginalization is reinforced in modern politics, and why these contradictions need to be fully examined if the dynamics of democracy are to be truly understood. Hanchard identifies continuities of discriminatory citizenship from classical Athens to the present and looks at how democratic institutions have promoted undemocratic ideas and practices. The longest-standing modern democracies--France, Britain, and the United States-profited from slave labor, empire, and colonialism, much like their Athenian predecessor. Hanchard follows these patterns through the Enlightenment and to the states and political thinkers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and he examines how early political scientists, including Woodrow Wilson and his contemporaries, devised what Hanchard has characterized as "racial regimes" to maintain the political and economic privileges of dominant groups at the expense of subordinated ones. --
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Hanchard, Michael George
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Race discrimination
  • Political theology and race
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The spectre of race : how discrimination haunts western democracy, Michael G. Hanchard
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-256) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Conclusion:
  • Reconfiguring Comparative Politics and Democracy
  • 1.
  • Edward Augustus Freeman and the Dawn of Comparative Politics
  • 2.
  • Race Development, Political Development
  • 3.
  • Society and Polity, Difference and Inequality
  • 4.
  • Racial and Ethno-National Regimes in Liberal Polities
Control code
on1005122531
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780691177137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005122531
Label
The spectre of race : how discrimination haunts western democracy, Michael G. Hanchard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-256) 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
Contents
  • 5. Conclusion:
  • Reconfiguring Comparative Politics and Democracy
  • 1.
  • Edward Augustus Freeman and the Dawn of Comparative Politics
  • 2.
  • Race Development, Political Development
  • 3.
  • Society and Polity, Difference and Inequality
  • 4.
  • Racial and Ethno-National Regimes in Liberal Polities
Control code
on1005122531
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780691177137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005122531

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