Stock Image

Network Democracy: Conservative Politics and the Violence of the Liberal Age

Jared Giesbrecht

ISBN 10: 0773550747 / ISBN 13: 9780773550742
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press
New Condition: New Soft cover
From THE SAINT BOOKSTORE (Southport, United Kingdom)

AbeBooks Seller Since 14 June 2006 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 5

Buy New
Price: 21.72 Convert Currency
Shipping: 6.94 From United Kingdom to U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

About this Item

New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780773550742

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Network Democracy: Conservative Politics and...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Binding: Paperback / softback

Book Condition: New

About this title

Synopsis:

Network Democracy uses the contemporary tools of ecology and network thinking to unearth the ancient, intellectual ruins of traditional conservative thought. Questioning the West's veneration of freedom, equality, contractual citizenship, economic progress, cosmopolitanism, secular institutionalism, and reason, Jared Giesbrecht illuminates how these ideals fuel violence and insecurity in our high-speed lives. While the modern age witnesses the rise of a violent conservatism in the form of revolutionary movements enacting terror and vengeance for the interventions of the liberal West, this study reveals a different kind of conservatism - one that has emerged in direct conversation with liberal thought. Giesbrecht highlights the need for intermediate institutions and civil enterprises that form relations and traditions independent of the state in order to develop resistance to the insecurity of the liberal age. This book offers not only a poignant critique, but a constructive and peaceable alternative to the violence of both liberalism and reactionary anti-liberalism. Attuned to the new realities of globalization, advanced technology, and social acceleration, Network Democracy is a masterful hybrid of ancient and cutting-edge political philosophy that casts a new light on the values underlying western civilization.

Review:

"Network Democracy provides a unique and fresh analysis of networked communications and behaviours. The author convincingly combines a classical conservative philosophical perspective with contemporary critical social theory to highlight forms of power, domination, and exploitation underlying the networked society." Timothy Kersey, Kennesaw State University

"The overall impact of this text and its implications for interpersonal and political action are distinctive and large. The author's sources are a diverse blend of relevant classics, contemporary writing, and eccentric materials." Blaine Baker, McGill University

"An innovative critique of modern liberalism that should interest scholars of both liberal and conservative political thought. Highly Recommended." Choice

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

The Saint Bookstore has a range of over 1 million titles available.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Please order through the Abebooks checkout. We only take orders through Abebooks - We don't take direct orders by email or phone.

Refunds or Returns: A full refund of the purchase price will be given if returned within 30 days in undamaged condition.

As a seller on abebooks we adhere to the terms explained at http://www.abebooks.co.uk/docs/HelpCentral/buyerIndex.shtml - if you require further assistance please email us at orders@thesaintbookstore.co.uk

Shipping Terms:

Most orders usually ship within 1-3 business days, but some can take up to 7 days.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express