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Brings together classical and contemporary arguments about pure democracy versus representative government, the role of elites in a democracy, possibilities for greater popular participation, the relationship between democracy and capitalism, democracy and male domination, and the linkage between majority rule and minority rights.
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"Coherently organized with an integrating introductory essay. . . . Recommended for those seeking an introduction to radical perspectives on democracy."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573925501
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Series: Key Concepts in Critical Theory Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Pt. I Introduction
Introduction: "Democracy" as a Contested Idea 2
1 from Keywords 19
Pt. II The Classical Theory
2 from The Social Contract 24
3 from Considerations on Representative Government 32
4 from Democracy in America 38
Pt. III Representative Government
5 from The Federalist #10 44
6 from Considerations on Representative Government 50
7 from Democracy and Its Critics 57
Pt. IV The Theory of Democratic Elitism
8 from Political Parties 68
9 from From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology 74
10 from Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy 83
11 from Voting 93
12 from The Crisis of Democracy 99
13 from Who Governs? 104
Pt. V The Critique of Democratic Elitism
14 from The Public and Its Problems 120
15 from The Theory of Democratic Elitism 126
16 from The Ruling Elites 131
Pt. VI The Problem of Inequality
17 from Capitalism and Freedom 146
18 from Democratic Theory 153
19 from Inventing Reality 158
20 from Retrieving Democracy 164
21 from Democracy & Capitalism 168
22 from The Democratic State 175
23 from Power and the Powerless 185
24 from Engendering Democracy 192
Pt. VII Radical Democracy Revisited
Direct Action and Democracy
25 from The Russian Revolution 204
26 from On Revolution 209
27 from Direct Action and Liberal Democracy 231
28 from Dissent 244
Participation and Representation
29 from Praxis International 246
30 from Retrieving Democracy 257
31 from Strong Democracy 269
Pt. VIII Democratic Rights
32 from The Social Contract 277
33 from On Liberty 282
34 from The Structure of Freedom 292
35 from Political Science Quarterly 297
36 from Justice and the Politics of Difference 309
Bibliography 317
Index 319
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