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THE DEMOCRATIC IMAGINATION
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THE DEMOCR ATIC IMAGINATION ENV ISIONING POPUL AR POWER IN THE T WENT Y-FIR ST CENTURY James Cairns & Alan Sears
Copyright © University of Toronto Press Incorporated 2012 Higher Education Division All rights reserved. The use of any part of this publication reproduced, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, or stored in a retrieval system, without prior written consent of the publisher—or in the case of photocopying, a licence from Access Copyright (Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency), One Yonge Street, Suite 1900, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1E5—is an infringement of the copyright law. Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Cairns, James Irvine, 1979– The democratic imagination : envisioning popular power in the twenty-first century / James Cairn & Alan Sears. Includes bibliographical references and index. Issued also in electronic formats. ISBN 978-1-4426-0528-2 1. Democracy—Textbooks. I. Sears, Alan, 1956– II. Title. JC423.C24 2012 321.8 C2012-905270-1 We welcome comments and suggestions regarding any aspect of our publications—please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or visit our Internet site at . North America UK, Ireland, and continental Europe 5201 Dufferin Street NBN International North York, Ontario, Canada, M3H 5T8 Estover Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PY, UK orders phone: 44 (0) 1752 202301 2250 Military Road orders fax: 44 (0) 1752 202333 Tonawanda, New York, USA, 14150 orders e-mail: [email protected] orders phone: 1–800–565–9523 orders fax: 1–800–221–9985 orders e-mail: [email protected] This book is printed on paper containing 100% post-consumer fibre. The University of Toronto Press acknowledges the financial support for its publishing activities of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund. Typesetting: Em Dash Design Printed in Canada
This book is dedicated to Mary-Jo Nadeau, our model for the democratic imagination. She is a tireless activist and an acute analyst who is deeply committed to social justice and to the value of laughter.
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List of Exercising Your Democratic Imagination Textboxes · ix Acknowledgements · xi 1 Democracy as an Open Question · 1 Expanding the Democratic Imagination Debating Democracy Official Democracy Democracy from Below Making Democracy in the Twenty-First Century Reopening Democratic Debates 2 Political, Social, and Economic Democracy · 25 Democracy as a Form of Government Democracy and Capitalism Mission Accomplished? Democracy Domesticated Democracy Unleashed Democracy as a Practice of Everyday Life Democracy @ Work Democracy @ School Democracy @ Everywhere 3 Citizenship and Inequality · 49 Membership Matters The Limits of Citizenship The Birth of Modern Citizenship Fights for Rights Social Citizenship “The Times They Are a-Changin'” The Tide Turns: Citizenship in Neo-liberal Times No One Is Illegal The Shifting Borders of Citizenship

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