Doing Democracy Differently
Political Practices and Transnational Civil Society
Transnational civil society networks have become increasingly important democratizing actors in global politics. Still, the exploration of democracy in such networks remains conceptually and methodologically challenging. Practice theory provides a framework to study democracy as routinized performances even in contexts of fluid boundaries, temporal relations and a diffuse constituency. The author attempts to understand how new forms of democratic practice emerge in the interaction between political actors and their structural environments.
Keywordsdemocracy; transnationalism; deliberation; Civil society; Decision-making; Friends of the Earth; Participatory democracy; Representative democracy
PublisherVerlag Barbara Budrich
Publication date and place2017
Political science & theory