Decolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and by Ferit Güven

By Ferit Güven

Decolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and Postcolonial Theory analyzes the concept that and the discourse of democracy. Ferit Güven demonstrates how democracy is deployed as a neo-colonial instrument to self-discipline and additional subjugate previously colonized peoples and areas. The booklet explains why expanding democratization of the political area within the final 3 many years produced an expanding dissatisfaction and alienation from the method of governance, instead of a contentment as one may have anticipated from "the rule of the people.” Decolonizing Democracy aims to supply a conceptual reaction to the predicament of democracy in modern global. With either a different scope and argument, this e-book will entice either philosophy and political technological know-how students, in addition to these occupied with postcolonial reviews, cultural experiences, and peace studies.


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Schmitt’s discussion of the state as the political sovereign is not simply his expression of his preference, but his observation of how modern politics functions. THE CONCEPT OF THE POLITICAL Equally important for Schmitt’s understanding of the political is his conception of the state. ” This declaration establishes the connection between Schmitt’s definition of the sovereign with his conception of the political. Schmitt establishes a criterion for the political that is distinct from the social, economic, religious, moral, and aesthetic.

7. Hence, since 9/11 the United States is confronting the fact that democracy can only be protected by anti-democratic measures. 8. Throughout the twentieth century, democratic governments protected themselves almost always with undemocratic means: The United States, during the 1950s and 1960s and now, as well as Turkey during the 1980s, are examples. France, Spain, Italy, Israel, and England are examples as well. 9. 122. 10. Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, p. 23, as quoted by Brown, Politics Out of History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001), p.

10. 4. Edward Said, Orientalism: 25th Anniversary Edition (New York: Vintage, 1994), p. 42. 5. 1, as cited by Said, Orientalism, p. 358, n75. 6. Timothy Mitchell, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (London: Verso, 2011), p. 3. 7. Hence, since 9/11 the United States is confronting the fact that democracy can only be protected by anti-democratic measures. 8. Throughout the twentieth century, democratic governments protected themselves almost always with undemocratic means: The United States, during the 1950s and 1960s and now, as well as Turkey during the 1980s, are examples.

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