Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 October 2019

224 Pages | 19 black and white images

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198842484

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Democracy in a Time of Misery

From Spectacular Tragedies to Deliberative Action

Nicole Curato

  • A comprehensive study of democracy in the aftermath of a disaster
  • Presents an empirically-grounded take on emerging issues in democratic theory, including the role of emotions and performance in political claim-making
  • Offers a unique combination of ethnography and democratic theory
  • Presents theoretical insights that travel to various contexts of widespread depravity and dispossession
  • Challenges readers to reconsider the everyday politics of constructing publics and reflect on the demands of democratic citizenship from a new perspective

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