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Hannah Arendt and Participatory Democracy

A People's Utopia

Authors: Lederman, Shmuel

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  • Focuses on a relatively neglected theme in the scholarly literature on Hannah Arendt's political thought
  • Makes novel and unexpected connections between the council system Arendt advocated and other major themes in her work
  • Highlights the key interdisciplinary concept “space” as a feature of Arendt’s thought that had been under appreciated
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This book centers on a relatively neglected theme in the scholarly literature on Hannah Arendt's political thought: her support for a new form of government in which citizen councils would replace contemporary representative democracy and allow citizens to participate directly in decision-making in the public sphere.

The main argument of the book is that the council system, or more broadly the vision of participatory democracy was far more important to Arendt than is commonly understood. Seeking to demonstrate the close links between the council system Arendt advocated and other major themes in her work, the book focuses particularly on her critique of the nation-state and her call for a new international order in which human dignity and “the right to have rights” will be guaranteed; her conception of “the political” and the conditions that can make this experience possible; the relationship between philosophy and politics; and the challenge of political judgement in the modern world. 

 

About the authors

Dr. Shmuel Lederman is a teaching fellow in the Department of History, Philosophy and Judaic Studies at The Open University of Israel, and in the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has published extensively on the political thought of Hannah Arendt in prominent journals in political theory as well as in genocide studies. This is his first book.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11692-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11691-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hannah Arendt and Participatory Democracy
Book Subtitle
A People's Utopia
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11692-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11692-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11691-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 254
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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