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Democratism

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Democratism

Explaining International Politics with Democracy Beyond the State

9781802204247 Edward Elgar Publishing
Hans Agné, Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Publication Date: April 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80220 424 7 Extent: c 320 pp
This insightful and timely book introduces an explanatory theory for surveying global and international politics. Describing the nature and effects of democracy beyond the state, Hans Agné explores peace and conflict, migration politics, resource distribution, regime effectiveness, foreign policy and posthuman politics through the lens of democratism to both supplement and challenge established research paradigms.

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This insightful and timely book introduces an explanatory theory for surveying global and international politics. Describing the nature and effects of democracy beyond the state, Hans Agné explores peace and conflict, migration politics, resource distribution, regime effectiveness, foreign policy and posthuman politics through the lens of democratism to both supplement and challenge established research paradigms.
 
Transcending the conventional limitations of domestic politics in empirical studies, Agné presents novel ways of thinking about democracy, reconstructing received normative theories of democracy in global and international politics into an innovative framework for causal explanation. Rigorously testing this framework both empirically and theoretically, this book goes to the very heart of contemporary political issues, illustrating new solutions to problems of inequality, social recognition, global governance, environment politics and human rights protections.
 
Opening up new avenues for exploring contemporary paradigms in international studies, this book is crucial reading for scholars and students of political science, particularly those interested in democratic and international theory. It will also benefit policymakers and political analysts, offering a wealth of new ideas concerning the key drivers of modern democratic politics and critical insights for changing its direction.
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‘Democratism: Explaining International Politics with Democracy Beyond the State is a truly remarkable and ambitious book. It argues that democratism affects almost all outcomes in world politics and international policy processes. It is a most important theoretical contribution to IR, and it develops a fresh perspective on the concept of democracy – both on a very high level.’
– Michael Zürn, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
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