An Interdisciplinary Journal
Aims & Scope
Editors: Mark Chou, Australian Catholic University
Jean-Paul Gagnon, Australian Catholic University
Associate Editors: Emily Beausoleil, Massey University
Selen A. Ercan, University of Canberra
George Vasilev, La Trobe University
NEW IN 2014!
Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn. It encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions that critically explore democratic theory—in all its forms. Spanning a range of views, the journal offers a cross-disciplinary forum for diverse theoretical questions to be put forward and systematically examined. It advances non-Western as well as Western ideas and is actively based on the premise that there are many forms of democracies and many types of democrats.
As a forum for debate, the journal challenges theorists to ask and answer the perennial questions that plague the field of democratization studies:
- Why is democracy so prominent in the world today?
- What is the meaning of democracy?
- Will democracy continue to expand?
- Are current forms of democracy sufficient to give voice to “the people” in an increasingly fragmented and divided world?
- Who leads in democracy?
- What types of non-Western democratic theories are there?
- Should democrats always defend democracy?
- Should democrats be fearful of de-democratization, post-democracies, and the rise of hybridized regimes?
For too long, the discourse of democracy has been colonized and predetermined by the West. Now more than ever there is a need to globalize—and by extension democratize—how we think about democracy: Democratic Theory provides the means for these essential debates to germinate and develop.
Subjects: Political Theory
Volume 2, Issue 1, Summer 2015
Jean-Paul Gagnon and Mark Chou
On Mouffe's Agonism: Why It Is Not a Refutation of Consensus
(Mis)arguing Diversity: The Weakness of Diversity as a Civic Argument (and How to Make It Stronger)
Deliberating Bodies: Democracy, Identification, and Embodiment
Dividing Deliberative and Participatory Democracy through John Dewey
Jeffrey E. Green, The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship
Hearing with the Gaze: Jeffrey Green's The Eyes of the People
Seeing and Being Seen: A Response to Jeffrey Green's The Eyes of the People
Reply to Critics
Jeffrey Edward Green
A Genealogy of Deliberative Democracy
Stephen Elstub with Jean-Paul Gagnon
Alessandro Ferrara, The Democratic Horizion: Hyperpluralism and the Renewal of Political Liberalism
Review by Daniele Santoro
Jane Mansbridge and John Parkinson, eds., Deliberative Systems: Deliberative Democracy at the Large Scale
Review by Joseph Lacey