By Ferit Güven

ISBN-10: 0739199579

ISBN-13: 9780739199572

Decolonizing Democracy: Intersections of Philosophy and Postcolonial Theory analyzes the idea that and the discourse of democracy. Ferit Güven demonstrates how democracy is deployed as a neo-colonial software to self-discipline and extra subjugate previously colonized peoples and areas. The publication explains why expanding democratization of the political area within the final 3 a long time produced an expanding dissatisfaction and alienation from the method of governance, instead of a contentment as one may need anticipated from "the rule of the people.” Decolonizing Democracy aims to supply a conceptual reaction to the situation of democracy in modern global. With either a distinct scope and argument, this publication will attract either philosophy and political technology students, in addition to these eager about postcolonial experiences, cultural reviews, and peace studies.

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Yet, in contemporary scholarship the desire to rethink the political, and the concept of democracy has usually been associated with a European theoretical commitment. All the thinkers I will discuss in this book take the European political problematique as their starting point. Hence, they are incapable of thinking the issue of democracy from a postcolonial perspective. My focus is not a “non-Western” critique of democracy. I claim that given the problems associated with globalization and history, it is necessary today to rethink the political itself from a postcolonial perspective.

I. Democracy presupposes that human beings who participate in politics are ideally rational, self-transparent and capable of understanding their own thoughts, desires, and interests. This conception presupposes that human beings are either present to themselves (or potentially present) so that they make decisions and engage in political actions, and also remain present through (or emerge at the end of) their decisions and actions in order to confront the consequences of these actions. Since Introduction 9 such metaphysical assumptions concerning the political subject are problematic, some theorists of democracy try to formulate the viability of democracy without such presuppositions.

Hence, the political, be it democratic or liberal always protects itself by abandoning its principles. Yet is there not a further problem in my argument? If democracy always protects itself undemocratically, why is it that democratic regimes do not always (empirically) protect themselves by suppressing, their opposition? Here one should make a distinction between the discourse of democracy and the actual decisions made within democracy. First, even when democratic discourse never explicitly defends the repression of opposition (in fact it sometimes does, but this is mostly a sign of weakness), democratic societies always exclude what they consider to be outside the rules of democracy.

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