The Idea of Democracy / Edition 1

The Idea of Democracy / Edition 1

by David Copp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521483263

ISBN-13: 9780521483261

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the wake of the recent expansion of democratic forms of government around the world, political theorists have begun to rethink the nature and justification of this form of government. The essays in this book address a variety of foundational questions about democracy: How effective is it? How stable can it be in a pluralist society? Does it deserve its current…  See more details below

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In the wake of the recent expansion of democratic forms of government around the world, political theorists have begun to rethink the nature and justification of this form of government. The essays in this book address a variety of foundational questions about democracy: How effective is it? How stable can it be in a pluralist society? Does it deserve its current popularity? Can it successfully guide a socialist society?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521483261
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
1 PBK ED
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Point of Democracy: 1. Tocqueville and democracy Stephen Holmes; 1a. Tocqueville, commerce and democracy Debra Satz; 2. Making truth safe for democracy David Estlund; 2a. Could political truth be a hazard for democracy? David Copp; 3. Democratic rights at national and workplace levels Richard J. Arneson; 3a. Justified to whom? Robert Sugden; Part II. Democracy and Preferences: 4. Public choice versus democracy Russell Hardin; 4a. Social choice and democracy Thomas Christiano; 5. Democracy and shifting preferences Cass R. Sunstein; 5a. Must preferences be respected in a democracy? John Ferejohn; Part III. Democracy and Public Reason: 6. The domain of the political and overlapping consensus John Rawls; 6a. Moral pluralism and political consensus Joshua Cohen; 6b. The moral commitments of liberalism Jean Hampton; 7. Constituting democracy David Gauthier; 7a. On contractarian constitutional democracy Christopher W. Morris; Part IV. Democracy and Economics: 8. The possibility of market socialism John E. Roemer; 8a. Alternative conceptions of feasibility Michael S. McPherson; 9. A political and economic case for the democratic enterprise Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis; 9a. Contested power Karl Ove Moene; Part V. Democracy: Case Studies: 10. Capitalist development and democracy: empirical research on the social origins of democracy John D. Stephens; 10a. Comments on John D. Stephens 'Capitalist development and democracy' Pranab Bardhan.

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