Doing Democracy Differently

Political Practices and Transnational Civil Society

Henrike Knappe

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Doing Democracy Differently

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Pub Date: January 2017

ISBN: 9783863887209

220 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $71.50

Doing Democracy Differently

Political Practices and Transnational Civil Society

Henrike Knappe

Barbara Budrich Publishers

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.

About the Author

Dr. Henrike Knappe works for the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany.