The First Open Access Issue of Democratic Theory has Published!

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Berghahn Journals is delighted to announce that the first Open Access issue of Democratic Theory has published.


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Volume 8, Issue 1



Emily Beausoleil and Jean-Paul Gagnon


Research Articles

Struggles over Expertise: Practices of Politicization and Depoliticization in Participatory Democracy

Taina Meriluoto


Pluralist Democracy and Non-Ideal Democratic Legitimacy: Against Functional and Global Solutions to the Boundary Problem in Democratic Theory

Tom Theuns


Rethinking Modes of Political Participation: The Conventional, Unconventional, and Alternative

Marcin Kaim



Realizing Interspecies Democracy: The Preconditions for an Egalitarian, Multispecies, World

Sue Donaldson, Janneke Vink, and Jean-Paul Gagnon


Review Essays

Democratic Procedures Are Not Inherently Democratic: A Critical Analysis of John Keane’s The New Despotism (Harvard University Press, 2020)

Gergana Dimova


Democratic Theory and the Empirical Study of Popular Vote Processes

Spencer McKay


Book Reviews

Marie Paxton and Uğur Aytaç


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