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    Review: Donatella della Porta. Can Democracy be Saved? Participation, Deliberation and Social Movements. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2013. $69.95 hardcover / $24.95 paperback


    Cox, Laurence (2014) Review: Donatella della Porta. Can Democracy be Saved? Participation, Deliberation and Social Movements. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2013. $69.95 hardcover / $24.95 paperback. Mobilization, 19 (4). pp. 459-460. ISSN 1086-671X

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    Abstract

    Can Democracy be Saved? is two books in one, and carries off the trick impressively. The first book is a textbook of models of democracy – liberal, participatory, deliberative, electronic, global. As with comparable textbooks, it is essentially a typology, organised around the different adjectives which enable the all-purpose “democracy” to acquire concrete meaning. The second book is an account of how social movements practice democracy – both internally and in their pressure for wider political and social democratisation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Donatella della Porta; Democracy; Participation; Deliberation; Social Movements;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 5722
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2015 09:29
    Journal or Publication Title: Mobilization
    Publisher: San Diego State University)
    Refereed: Yes
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