Arendt and the Current Participatory Moment

  • Shmuel Lederman


The chapter discusses experiments in participatory democracy that have been taking place in the last three decades, which have essentially revived the council tradition on a local level, often with impressive success. It argues that Arendt’s political theory may help us re-think these experiments, their meaning and achievements and that at the same time, these experiments should make us re-consider the prospects for participatory democracy of the kind proposed by Arendt.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shmuel Lederman
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  1. 1.The Weiss-Livnat International Center for Holocaust Research and EducationThe University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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