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Published: 05 January 2017

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780190601812

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Ordinary Democracy

Sovereignty and Citizenship Beyond the Neoliberal Impasse

Ali Aslam

  • Critiques prevailing theories of democracy that try to separate democracy from sovereignty and the nation-state
  • Argues for the necessity of democratizing sovereignty to revitalize citizen agency
  • Engages the public philosophy of social movement organizing practices
  • Regards movements sparked by the Arab Spring such as Occupy not as failures but as having the potential to address the challenges associated with neoliberalism and emergency politics
  • Brings contemporary democratic theory and practice into close conversation around recent social movements

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