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Volume 17

Part 1


Part of Social Philosophy and Policy

Christopher W. Morris, Josiah Ober, Loren E. Lomasky, Geoffrey Brennan, N. Scott Arnold, Russell Hardin, David Estlund, Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson, William Nelson, Kenneth Minogue, Steven Wall, William A. Galston, Dmitry Shlapentokh
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  • Date Published: February 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521786201


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  • The essays in this volume explore questions about democracy that are relevant to political philosophy and political theory. Some examine the difficulties involved in determining and carrying out the will of the people; some address questions relating to the kinds of influence citizens can or should have over their representatives. Other essays analyze democratic institutions, while still others examine the relationship between democracy and value pluralism, or consider the suitability of democracy as a form of government in non-Western societies.

    • This collection can be used as a textbook for classes in political philosophy and political theory at graduate/advanced undergraduate levels
    • The present collection brings together the work of a number of leading scholars in philosophy and legal theory who approach the subject of democracy from a range of perspectives
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521786201
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The very idea of popular sovereignty: 'we the people' reconsidered Christopher W. Morris
    2. Quasi-rights: participatory citizenship and negative liberties in democratic Athens Josiah Ober
    3. Is there a duty to vote? Loren E. Lomasky and Geoffrey Brennan
    4. Postmodern liberalism and the expressive function of law N. Scott Arnold
    5. Democratic epistemology and accountability Russell Hardin
    6. Political quality David Estlund
    7. Why deliberative democracy is different Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson
    8. The institutions of deliberative democracy William Nelson
    9. Democracy as a Telos Kenneth Minogue
    10. Radical democracy, personal freedom, and the transformative potential of politics Steven Wall
    11. Democracy and value pluralism William A. Galston
    12. The problem of Russian democracy: can Russia rise again? Dmitry Shlapentokh.

  • Editors

    Ellen Frankel Paul, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

    Fred D. Miller, Jr, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

    Jeffrey Paul, Bowling Green State University, Ohio


    Christopher W. Morris, Josiah Ober, Loren E. Lomasky, Geoffrey Brennan, N. Scott Arnold, Russell Hardin, David Estlund, Amy Gutmann, Dennis Thompson, William Nelson, Kenneth Minogue, Steven Wall, William A. Galston, Dmitry Shlapentokh

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