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Ali Aslam, David McIvor, and Joel Alden Schlosser

Urgent alarms now warn of the erosion of democratic norms and the decline of democratic institutions. These antidemocratic trends have prompted some democratic theorists to reject the seeming inevitability of democratic forms of government and instead to consider democracy as a fugitive phenomenon. Fugitive democracy, as we argue below, is a theory composed of two parts. First, it includes a robust, normative ideal of democracy and, second, a clear-eyed vision of the historical defeats and generic difficulties attendant to that ideal. This article considers how democratic theorists might respond to the challenges posed by fugitive democracy and the implications of such an understanding for future research in democratic theory.

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Kudzai Matereke

Ajay Skaria, “The Project of Provincialising Europe: Reading Dipesh Chakrabarty,” Economic and Political Weekly , 44, no. 14 (April 2009): 53: 52–59. 27 Robin George Collingwood, The Idea of History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1946). 28 Sheldon Wolin

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Samuel Moyn and Jean-Paul Gagnon

search for legitimacy rather than an achievement to celebrate or a fact to register. Gagnon: This recalls several thinkers in the vein of Sheldon Wolin (2016) and Fred Dallmayr (2017) who, like Lefort, do not see democracy as a singular concept. It

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Blake Ewing

of political thought. The theorist Sheldon Wolin describes it as an artistic or architectonic impulse to “project political order into a time that is yet to be”. This is true, he reckons, even of conservatives like Edmund Burke, who attempted to

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Participatory Democracy in Unlikely Places

What Democratic Theorists Can Learn from Democratic Professionals

Selen A. Ercan’s and Albert W. Dzur

robes and maintain their fancy courtrooms, not to mention keeping the detention and corrections centers in good working order. Informal justice costs a lot less financially and it’s more effective. But it does cost more in terms of time. Sheldon Wolin

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What Is Analysis?

Between Theory, Ethnography, and Method

Martin Holbraad, Sarah Green, Alberto Corsín Jiménez, Veena Das, Nurit Bird-David, Eduardo Kohn, Ghassan Hage, Laura Bear, Hannah Knox, and Bruce Kapferer

unavoidable human-centeredness of all knowledge. The failure to recognize this is a recipe both for an un-science of knowledge and for the disaster of humanity. In Democracy Incorporated , the political philosopher Sheldon Wolin (2008) takes a different

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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

right end with the wrong means. Indeed, as Sheldon Wolin has perceptively noted: “ever since Plato, theorists have recognized the fruitfulness of metaphorical thinking, but they have also come to realize that at certain crucial points a metaphor may