Articles by Kyong-Min Son

December 20, 2021

🦋 The perpetual reinvention of democracy

Kyong-Min Son
Jean-Paul Gagnon’s proposal to study democracy as a stable object obscures one of the most important aspects of democracy: its normative character. Kyong-Min Son argues that democracy’s ‘spirit’ animates its perpetual reinvention in defiance of all empirical forms
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Kyong-Min Son
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware

Kyong-Min is the author of The Eclipse of the Demos: The Cold War and the Crisis of Democracy before Neoliberalism (University Press of Kansas, 2020), which has won the American Political Science Association's 2021 Foundations of Political Theory First Book Award.

The Eclipse of the Demos: The Cold War and the Crisis of Democracy before Neoliberalism

His research interests include democratic theory, critical theory, and twentieth-century political thought.

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