Tag: Democracy to come

The Democracy To Come: Notes on the Thought of Jacques Derrida

Key Concept“The democracy to come” (la démocratie à venir) is perhaps the most enduring principle that emerges from Derrida’s later work. This difficult little syntagm is developed in a number of books, articles and interviews, most notably in Spectres of Marx (1993) and The Politics of Friendship (1994), finally given its fullest elaboration in Rogues:…

Charter 08

Charter 08 was written by China’s Human Rights Defenders including Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo. A hundred years have passed since the writing of China’s first constitution. 2008 also marks the sixtieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of the Democracy Wall in…