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The Spectre of Race

How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy

Michael G. Hanchard



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Princeton University Press
03 March 2020
Social discrimination; Political structures: democracy; Civil rights & citizenship; Political oppression & persecution
How racism and discrimination have been central to democracies from the classical period to today As right-wing nationalism and authoritarian populism gain momentum across the world, liberals, and even some conservatives, worry that democratic principles are under threat. In The Spectre of Race, Michael Hanchard argues that the current rise in x
By:   Michael G. Hanchard
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691203676
ISBN 10:   0691203679
Pages:   280
Publication Date:   03 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michael G. Hanchard is a professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Party/Politics and Orpheus and Power.

Reviews for The Spectre of Race: How Discrimination Haunts Western Democracy

A detailed discussion of the concept of race and its evolution, and how it underpins the debate on citizenship and democracy. ---Dr Gennaro Errichiello, Rest Journal [Hanchard] widens the lens both chronologically (beginning with ancient Greece) and thematically (seeing racism as a subset of discrimination). Hanchard promises to get to the bottom of a paradox of modern democracies, in which the ideology of equality goes head to head with politically dominant groups that have always tried to exclude others. ---David S. Katz, Times Higher Education Winner of the Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association One of Times Higher Education's Best Books of 2018 Lucidly written. * Publishers Weekly *

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