Ordinary democracy sovereignty and citizenship beyond the neoliberal impasse ali aslam critiques prevailing theories of democracy that try to separate democracy from sovereignty and the nation state argues for the necessity of democratizing sovereignty to revitalize citizen agency engages the public philosophy of social movement organizing . Ordinary democracy examines the organizing practices of contemporary social movements to suggest how citizens are insisting on having a share in governing the forces that shape their lives rather than seeing the arab spring and movements sparked by it as failures or examples of purer democracy than those possible within the state it sees these as efforts to democratize relationships of . Ordinary democracy argues that there is a commonality to these movements as well as a striking lesson about the nature of democracy sovereignty agency and solidarity today in that these movements all highlight the ordinariness of neoliberal regimes and the ways in which citizens find solidarity and a sense of freedom in the marketplace. Get this from a library ordinary democracy sovereignty and citizenship beyond the neoliberal impasse ali aslam while various democratic theorists have looked at particular instances of recent social movements occupy or the arab spring for example none have yet attempted a more general theoretical take on . Get this from a library ordinary democracy sovereignty and citizenship beyond the neoliberal impasse ali aslam written with and for citizens who feel overwhelmed by political and economic forces outside of their control ordinary democracy makes a compelling argument for the adequacy of democratic politics
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