In Redescriptions, volume 11 (published in November 2007), several articles take up the problems of historical and political time. They analyse the rhetoric and the discourse of various modes of conceptualising time, as well as its significance for political practices. Another cluster of articles moves around the concepts of democracy, representation and political liberty. In several cases, the point of departure for the discussion lies in the current experience of disappointment in the existing democratic practices. These articles both analyse projects which confront the present with the past possibilities, and offer some fresh attempts at reconceptualising democracy.