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Mending Democracy: A response to our readers

Mending Democracy: A response to our readers
Mending Democracy: A response to our readers

The article argues that while the book brilliantly illustrates the many ways of democratic mending, there is an essential blind spot that runs through the entire book: economic inequality. Democratic processes seem strangely disconnected from the conditions under which people live. However, there can be no democratic equality and no just democracy as long as living conditions in society and among societies remain highly unequal. Accordingly, to unleash its potential the concept of mending should be enriched with an analysis and an understanding of the global political economy of inequality.

Deliberative democracy, democracy, democratic reform, interpretive methods, mending
1946-0171
237
Boswell, John
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Hendriks, Carolyn M.
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Ercan, Selen A.
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Boswell, John
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Hendriks, Carolyn M.
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Ercan, Selen A.
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Boswell, John, Hendriks, Carolyn M. and Ercan, Selen A. (2022) Mending Democracy: A response to our readers. Critical Policy Studies, 16 (2), 237. (doi:10.1080/19460171.2022.2028644).

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The article argues that while the book brilliantly illustrates the many ways of democratic mending, there is an essential blind spot that runs through the entire book: economic inequality. Democratic processes seem strangely disconnected from the conditions under which people live. However, there can be no democratic equality and no just democracy as long as living conditions in society and among societies remain highly unequal. Accordingly, to unleash its potential the concept of mending should be enriched with an analysis and an understanding of the global political economy of inequality.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 January 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 January 2022
Published date: 2 May 2022
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Keywords: Deliberative democracy, democracy, democratic reform, interpretive methods, mending

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Local EPrints ID: 467875
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/467875
ISSN: 1946-0171
PURE UUID: 03c0f09f-cbd2-4e4b-a8fb-9dae94142473
ORCID for John Boswell: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3018-8791

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Date deposited: 23 Jul 2022 01:07
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 02:08

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Author: John Boswell ORCID iD
Author: Carolyn M. Hendriks
Author: Selen A. Ercan

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