NDPR Fred Dallmayr, The Promise of Democracy: Political Agency and Transformation

Fred Dallmayr’s project is to develop theoretic resources adequate to correct minimalist conceptions of democracy that he thinks are undermining political association in our time. He finds help in the work of John Dewey, various strands of postmodernism, and the work of political analysts who are thinking about whether and how Islamic and Asian societies can transform themselves into successful democratic associations. In pursuit of these objectives, he works with highly abstract texts such as those of Hegel, Heidegger and Derrida and in more situationally centered thought.

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