Hatred of Democracy

  title={Hatred of Democracy},
  author={Jacques Ranci{\`e}re and Steven Corcoran},
  journal={Development in Practice},
  pages={290 - 291}
This title offers a vehement defense of the principle of democracy against neoconservative repression. Jacques Ranciere argues that the West can no longer simply extol the virtues of democracy by contrasting it with the horrors of totalitarianism. As certain governments are exporting democracy by brute force, and a reactionary strand in mainstream political opinion is willing to abandon civil liberties and destroy collective values of equality, Ranciere explains how democracy - government by… 

Democracy and the Separation of Powers: A Rancièrean Approach

This article presents an interpretation of the principle of separation of powers in light of Jacques Rancière's conception of liberal democracy. It seems that, hitherto, this principle has been

Examination of practices of ignorance conducive to democracy based on Rancièrian thought and Rortian pragmatism

Theorists, who broadly subscribe to Claude Lefort’s characterization of democracy as the dissolution of the markers of certainty, disagree over the proper enactment of democracy. In this article, I

Democratic Melancholy: On the Sacrosanct Place of Democracy in Radical Democratic Theory

In recent years radical democracy has become a prominent perspective in contemporary political theory. However, radical democracy involves numerous theoretical arguments and interpretations of

Civilizing left populism: Towards a theory of plebeian democracy

This article discusses how to overcome the limitations of liberal democracy whilst remaining committed to a constitutional political order based on individual rights. Combining insights from

Is There a Crisis of Democracy

Democracy seems to be inextricably linked to crisis. This is true since the ancient writings of Plato and Aristotle. More recently, the de- bate over the crisis of democracy goes on under the heading

Democratisation and the British Empire

  • N. Owen
  • Sociology, Political Science
    The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
  • 2019
ABSTRACT This article responds to the statistically established finding in democratisation studies that British rule seems to have been good for the survival of democracy in its former empire, and

Democratic Voice: Popular Sovereignty in Conditions of Pluralisation

Taking the aftermath of the 2010 Australian election as its backdrop, this article examines the shifting character of democratic expression in contemporary democratic polities. Increasing societal

Constituted to Fail: Democracy and Its Self-Negation

Despite experiencing what for many commentators constitutes nothing short of a ‘worldhistorical peak’, democracy also finds itself enervated by a number of interminable ailments. Widespread

The aporia of promises of liberal democracy and the rise of authoritarian politics

ABSTRACT In light of the current crisis of democracy, political theory faces the crucial question if the democracy in crisis can bring about a severe transformation of democracy and pave the way to