Saving Liberalism from Itself
The Spirit of Political Participation
EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND license. In the wake of populism, Timothy Stacey’s book critically reflects on what is missing from the liberal project with the aim of saving liberalism. It explains that populists have harnessed myth, ritual, magic and tradition to advance their ambitions, and why opponents need to embrace rather than eschew them. Via examples of liberally oriented activists in Vancouver, it presents an accessible theorisation of these quasi-religious concepts in secular life.
KeywordsLiberal establishment; Non-religious beliefs; Political engagement; Populism; Vancouver; myth; religion; tradition
PublisherBristol University Press
Publication date and placeBristol, 2022
Political science & theory
Religious & theocratic ideologies