Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Violent Democracy

Violent Democracy

$29.99 (G)

  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521603102

$ 29.99 (G)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Challenging conventional wisdom, Daniel Ross demonstrates how violence is an integral part of the democratic system, from its origins as well as its globalized future. Ross analyzes controversial examples of global terrorism and security, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the relationship of colonial powers to indigenous populations, and the treatment of asylum seekers in this context.

    • Written with a rigorous, yet accessible, style which rejects specialist jargon and lengthy references to political and philosophical theory
    • Posits the controversial theory that there is violence inherent in democracy
    • Challenges the views of those on both the left and right of the political spectrum about issues from refugee policy to global terrorism
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'This highly-topical book examines how democracies are trying to cope with the potentially endless war on terrorism. The author argues that the origin and heart of democracy is essentially violent and that the threat of terrorist attack is not only exposing new forms of 'democratic violence' but could transform the very character of the democracies we seek to defend. Do we have the right, for example, to bring democracy to others by force? A revealing and disturbing work that every democratic leader should study while there is still time.' Phillip Knightley, author of The Second Oldest Profession

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521603102
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The high horse and the low road
    2. Strangers in a familiar land
    3. Sorry we killed you
    4. The great debate
    5. Border protection and alien friends
    6. Enemy combatants.

  • Author

    Daniel Ross, Monash University, Victoria
    Daniel Ross recently obtained a doctorate in political science from Monash University, under the title 'Heidegger and the Question of the Political'. He is also co-director of the recent film The Ister.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.