Rethinking Radical Democracy

Tambakaki, P. 2018. Rethinking Radical Democracy. Contemporary Political Theory.

TitleRethinking Radical Democracy
TypeJournal article
AuthorsTambakaki, P.
Abstract

Over the course of three decades, vocabularies of radical democracy have pressed their stamp on democratic thought. Trading on the intuition that there is more to democracy than elections, they have generated critical insights into the important role that practices of pluralisation and critique play in bettering institutional politics. As a result, few would today deny the radical democratic contribution to democratic thought. What many might question, however, is its continuing traction. The paper probes this question, focusing on the nuanced place of democracy in contemporary radical work. It grapples with the difficulties that this poses for radical democrats and it suggests that a way of overcoming these difficulties – that threaten to undermine the coherence of radical democracy – is to rethink and reconstruct the distinctiveness of its vocabulary. The paper attempts such a reconstruction. It develops the idea of the promissory rule of the many and it discusses the ways it rejuvenates broader democratic thought.

Keywordspromise, democracy, many, people, popular rule, radical
JournalContemporary Political Theory
ISSN1470-8914
Year2018
PublisherSpringer
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1057/s41296-018-00284-x
Publication dates
Published online26 Nov 2018

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