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Radical Democracy
Identity, Citizenship and the State

ISBN 9780415912471
Published December 4, 1995 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

Radical Democracy addresses the loss of faith in conventional party politics and argues for new ways of thinking about diversity, liberty and civic responsibility. The cultural and social theorists in Radical Democracy broaden the discussion beyond the conventional and conservative rhetoric by investigating the applicability of radical democracy in the United States. Issues debated include whether democracy is primarily a form of decision making or an instrument of popular empowerment; and whether democracy constitutes an abstract ideal or an achievable goal.



David Trend is Director of the Center for Social Research and Education. He is the Executive Director for Socialist Review, published by CSRE.


"This is an impressive volume... you'll get some valuable nuggets of information... It's an important book for anyone who wants to learn more about the political left through the years and in the future." -- The American Reporter ...a number of them [the essays] do offer resources for thinking through more effective responses to its complexities. The best essays do so as part of efforts to chart intellectual and strategic paths that avoid the pitfalls of identity politics without simply doing away with its insights and gains.