Slow theory: taking time over transnational democratic representation

Saward, Michael (2011). Slow theory: taking time over transnational democratic representation. Ethics & Global Politics, 4(1) pp. 1–18.




The possibility for transnational democratic representation is a huge topic. This article is restricted to exploring two unconventional aspects. The first concerns ‘the representative claim’, extending one critical part of previous analysis of the assessment of such claims, especially by largely unelected transnational actors. The second, which strongly conditions the account of the first, concerns ‘slow theory’ as the way to approach building democratic models and, in particular, to approach transnational democratic representation.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 28446
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1654-6369
  • Keywords
  • slow politics; slow theory; transnational representation; democracy and representation; slow movement
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2011 The Author
  • Depositing User
  • Michael Saward