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Introduction

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter considers the difficulties of establishing a democracy on a firm, stable basis. It argues that democracy is a fleeting phenomenon in the history of government and has lain ... More


The Hatred of Rancière: Democracy in the History of Political Cultures

Gabriel Rockhill

in Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter critically examines Rancière’s intervention in Hatred of Democracy by calling into question his transhistorical conception of politics as well as his problematic positions on current ... More


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