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Libya, intellectuals and democracy: an open letter to Professor David Held

John Keane asks David Held to look back over events and reconsider his reactions to a dissimulator. Was this an error of theory or of practice? Hasn’t the LSE Libya affair done damage to the scholarly credibility of research programmes...

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19 March 2011
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Democracy: the Rule of Nobody?

Drawn from lectures originally delivered at the Institute for Management and Planning, Teheran, 5th May 2004 and (in revised form) at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), 14th July 2004. The Sovereign People? Among the most taken-for-granted propositions when discussing democracy...

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18 January 2011
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The life and death of democracy: Bridget Cotter interviews John Keane

Dr. Bridget Cotter interviews John Keane, 9 June - CSD Bulletin, Summer 2010 John Keane discusses the reception of The Life and Death of Democracy in an interview with Bridget Cotter. This interview was published in the CSD Bulletin, Summer, 2010,...

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21 June 2010
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Reflections on A.C Grayling’s Liberty in the Age of Terror

A Defence of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Value PDF Bloomsbury, London, Berlin and New York, 2009 ; ISBN 978 1 4088 0242 7 This book review appeared in The Monthly (February 2010)   Review's abstract: The latest book of essays by the English liberal philosopher A.C....

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01 February 2010
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Will democracy survive?

Democracy did not emerge as an historical inevitability, John Keane tells Peter Clarke Inside Story There are some shocks in John Keane’s latest book, The Life and Death of Democracy. First, he punctures the “democracy started in Athens” myth – “assembly democracy,”...

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15 September 2009
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