Secrets and Democracy: From Arcana Imperii to Wikileaks by L. QuillSecrets and Democracy: From Arcana Imperii to Wikileaks by L. Quill

Secrets and Democracy: From Arcana Imperii to Wikileaks

byL. Quill

Hardcover | March 11, 2014

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Secrets and Democracy develops a new approach to understanding the centrality of secrecy to political life. From the ancient world to the modern, this book considers the growing importance of secrets, the dilemmas this poses to conceptions of democracy and the challenges that collecting secrets poses to publicity and privacy in the network society.
Lawrence Quill is Professor of Political Science at San José State University, San José, USA where he teaches courses in political theory. He is the author ofLiberty after Liberalism(London: Palgrave, 2006) andCivil Disobedience: (Un)Common Sense in Mass Democracies(London: Palgrave, 2009).
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Title:Secrets and Democracy: From Arcana Imperii to WikileaksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:182 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.9 inPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230367771

ISBN - 13:9780230367777

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Visible Darkness 2. Theory's Secret History 3. Liberal Secrets 4. Secrecy and the Liberal State 5. Privacy and Secrecy 6. Life After Wikileaks 7. Conclusion: Secrecy and Silence