Universal Suffrage as Decolonization

  title={Universal Suffrage as Decolonization},
  author={Kevin Duong},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={412 - 428}
  • K. Duong
  • Published 8 January 2021
  • History
  • American Political Science Review
This essay reconstructs an important but forgotten dream of twentieth-century political thought: universal suffrage as decolonization. The dream emerged from efforts by Black Atlantic radicals to conscript universal suffrage into wider movements for racial self-expression and cultural revolution. Its proponents believed a mass franchise could enunciate the voice of colonial peoples inside imperial institutions and transform the global order. Recuperating this insurrectionary conception of the… 



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