Decentring the West: The Idea of Democracy and the Struggle by Viatcheslav, Professor Morozov

By Viatcheslav, Professor Morozov

We stay in an international the place democracy is sort of universally accredited because the basically valid type of executive yet what makes a society democratic continues to be faraway from transparent. Liberal democratic values are either relativized by means of the self-description of many non-democratic regimes as 'local' or 'culturally particular' types of democracy, and undermined by means of the automated labelling as 'democratic' of all norms and associations which are modelled on western states.

Decentring the West: the assumption of Democracy and the fight for Hegemony goals to illustrate the pressing have to revisit the principles of the worldwide democratic consensus. via studying the perspectives of democracy that exist within the international locations at the semi-periphery of the realm procedure corresponding to Russia, Turkey, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and China, in addition to in the center (Estonia, Denmark and Sweden) the authors emphasize the really common value of democracy, additionally exhibiting the price of drawing close this universality in a severe demeanour, on account of the hegemonic place of the West in international politics.

By juxtaposing, seriously re-evaluating and mixing poststructuralist hegemony thought and postcolonial stories this booklet demonstrates a brand new strategy to take into consideration democracy as a very overseas phenomenon. It therefore contributes groundbreaking, thought-provoking insights to the conceptual and normative points of this very important debate.

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