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Secrets and Democracy

From Arcana Imperii to WikiLeaks


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Lawrence Quill
    Pages 1-12
  3. Lawrence Quill
    Pages 13-41
  4. Lawrence Quill
    Pages 42-66
  5. Lawrence Quill
    Pages 67-93
  6. Lawrence Quill
    Pages 94-123
  7. Lawrence Quill
    Pages 124-148
  8. Lawrence Quill
    Pages 149-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-182

About this book


Secrets and Democracy develops a new approach to understanding the centrality of secrecy to political life. From the ancient world to the modern, this book considers the growing importance of secrets, the dilemmas this poses to conceptions of democracy and the challenges that collecting secrets poses to publicity and privacy in the network society.


democracy network Political Life privacy state Wiki

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceSan José State UniversityUSA

About the authors

Lawrence Quill is Professor of Political Science at San José State University, San José, USA where he teaches courses in political theory. He is the author of Liberty after Liberalism (London: Palgrave, 2006) and Civil Disobedience: (Un)Common Sense in Mass Democracies (London: Palgrave, 2009).

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