Democratic Theory is a peer-reviewed journal published and distributed by Berghahn. It encourages philosophical and interdisciplinary contributions that critically explore democratic theory - in all its forms. Spanning a range of views, the journal offers a crossdisciplinary forum for diverse theoretical questions to be put forward and systematically examined. It advances non-Western as well as Western ideas and is actively based on the premise that there are many forms of democracies and many types of democrats.
As a forum for debate, the journal challenges theorists to ask and answer the perennial questions that plague the field of democratisation studies:
-Why is democracy so prominent in the world today?
-What is the meaning of democracy?
-Will democracy continue to expand?
-Are current forms of democracy sufficient to give voice to 'the people' in an increasingly fragmented and divided world?
-Who leads in democracy?
-What types of non-Western democratic theories are there?
-Should democrats always defend democracy?
-Should democrats be fearful of de-democratization, post democracies and the rise of hybridized regimes?
For too long, the discourse of democracy has been colonized and predetermined by the West. Now more than ever there is a need to globalize - and by extension democratize - how we think about democracy: Democratic Theory provides the means for these essential debates to germinate and develop.
Publisher: Berghahn Journals