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In this sequel to A Critique of Modernity, Alain Touraine questions the social and cultural content of democracy today. At a time when state power is being increasingly eroded by the economic might of transnational capital, what possible value can we ascribe to a democratic idea that is defined merely as a set of guarantees against the totalitarian state?If democracy is toIn this sequel to A Critique of Modernity, Alain Touraine questions the social and cultural content of democracy today. At a time when state power is being increasingly eroded by the economic might of transnational capital, what possible value can we ascribe to a democratic idea that is defined merely as a set of guarantees against the totalitarian state?If democracy is to survive in the postcommunist world, Touraine argues, it must accomplish two urgent goals: It must somehow protect the power of the nation-state at the same time as it limits that power (for only the state has sufficient means to counterbalance the global corporate wielders of money and information); and it must reconcile social diversity with social unity and individual liberty with integration.This is not merely a philosophical problem but a dilemma whose resolution will dramatically affect the immediate future of people everywhere. If we want a resolution in democracy's favor, then it is time, in Touraine's view, for us to redefine democracy in terms of active intervention rather than mere passive institution. To preserve the power and effectiveness of our states and societies, we must make visible strides—and soon—away from a politics of particularity and toward the integration and balancing of women and minorities, of immigrants, of rich and poor. If our states become too weakened, too debased by the politics of competing identities and interest groups, we will one day find ourselves without the means to protect the very values we believe we are fighting to uphold....

Title : What Is Democracy?
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ISBN : 9780813327075
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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  • Yazeed AlMogren
    2018-11-22 10:38

    أعتقد أن قراءة هذا الكتاب تعادل صعوبة الإجابة عن السؤال الموجود على غلافه، تشعب الكاتب بطريقة فلسفية في الشرح مع صعوبة ترجمة المفردات التي خصص لها المترجم تنبيه في نهاية الكتاب موضحًا صعوبة بعض المفردات وعجزه عن ترجمتها بطريقة واضحة جعل الكتاب صعب القراءة والفهم

  • Lucía Vijil Saybe
    2018-12-02 11:28

    Entender a la democracia con la lógica representativa, es limitar las prácticas de la ciudadanía y del poder convocatorio (queramos o no) del Estado. Touraine nos hace un llamado bastante amplio a retomar las tres dimensiones de la democracia: 1) encontrar el foco real de la representatividad en los que son electos(as), 2) el papel de una sociedad politizada, ejerciendo su ciudadania y 3) limitación del poder.Entender que vamos más allá como sujetos en la construcción de una democracia, que, como átomos separados por el mercado político y la venta del consumo de marketing en nuestras sociedades. Sumamente recomendado.

  • Moomen Sallam
    2018-11-21 12:49

    الكتاب يقدم فكرة شاملة عن الديمقراطية بعيدا عن الفكرة السائدة لدى المصريين والعرب أن الديمقراطية صندوق انتخابات، فهو يفصل اركان الديمقراطية الثلاثة وهى تحديد السلطة والصفة التمثيلية والمواطنة، كما يضم الكتاب فصلين في شدة الأهمية الأول يتعلق بثقافة الديمقراطية والأخر عن علاقة الديمقراطية بالتنمية.

  • Rosa Diaz
    2018-12-06 17:37

    Un defensor del modelo democratico

  • Mohab Mahmoud
    2018-11-11 15:27

    good