Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate

Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate

by Ronald Dworkin
     
 

"In Is Democracy Possible Here? Ronald Dworkin throws down the gauntlet to conservatives. He articulates a compelling bipartisan account of the abstract principles that govern political decisions and he then argues, trenchantly, that those very principles condemn the conservative agenda. Breathtaking in its conception and peppered with shocking observations

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"In Is Democracy Possible Here? Ronald Dworkin throws down the gauntlet to conservatives. He articulates a compelling bipartisan account of the abstract principles that govern political decisions and he then argues, trenchantly, that those very principles condemn the conservative agenda. Breathtaking in its conception and peppered with shocking observations about current U.S. domestic and foreign policy, Dworkin's book provides a challenge that conservatives simply cannot ignore. Has he misidentified the principles or misunderstood their implications? The naysayers had better have an answer."—Michael Smith, Princeton University

"Ronald Dworkin is indisputably among the world's leading legal and political philosophers. Here, he tackles major issues of political life in our time and offers challenging analysis and practical conclusions. Writing for a wide audience, he pulls together diverse perspectives in relation to pressing problems and presents difficult ideas in striking and provocative form."—Kent Greenawalt, Columbia University School of Law

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691138725
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
968,627
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1: Common Ground 1

Chapter 2: Terrorism and Human Rights 24

Chapter 3: Religion and Dignity 52

Chapter 4: Taxes and Legitimacy 90

Chapter 5: Is Democracy Possible? 127

Epilogue 160

Notes 165

Index 171

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