Can Democracy be Saved Through Participation, Deliberation and Social Movements

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* Book: Donatella della Porta. Can Democracy be Saved? Participation, Deliberation and Social Movements. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2013

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Summary

Laurence Cox:

"Can Democracy be Saved? is two books in one, and carries off the trick impressively. The first book is a textbook of models of democracy – liberal, participatory, deliberative, electronic, global. As with comparable textbooks, it is essentially a typology, organised around the different adjectives ... The second book is an account of how social movements practice democracy – both internally and in their pressure for wider political and social democratisation."