Democracy and Crisis

Democratising Governance in the Twenty-First Century

  • Benjamin Isakhan
  • Steven Slaughter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Crisis and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century

    1. Benjamin Isakhan, Steven Slaughter
      Pages 1-22
  3. Reconsidering Governance

  4. The Global Financial Crisis and Democracy

  5. Transitional and Transnational Attempts to Democratise Governance

  6. Global Governance and Democratic Crises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Andrew Vandenberg
      Pages 209-228
    3. Benjamin Isakhan, Steven Slaughter
      Pages 253-263
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 264-273

About this book


Recent years have seen constant reports on the failures of governance and the crisis of democracy. By examining cases like Global Financial Crisis, the Arab Revolutions and Wikileaks this volume highlights tensions between governance and democracy during times of crisis and examines the prospects of democratising governance in the 21st Century.


constitution democracy European Union (EU) Germany global governance governance networks politics Protest representative democracy revolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin Isakhan
    • 1
  • Steven Slaughter
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Citizenship and GlobalizationDeakin UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.School of Humanities and Social SciencesDeakin UniversityAustralia

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