Liberalism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy

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This groundbreaking book develops a new theory of constitutional democracy. Leading political philosopher Russell Hardin shows how social coordination rather than mutual advantage lies at the heart of liberal constitutionalism.
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This groundbreaking book develops a new theory of constitutional democracy. Leading political philosopher Russell Hardin shows how social coordination rather than mutual advantage lies at the heart of liberal constitutionalism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198290841
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/20/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Mutual Advantage 1
Three Mutual-Advantage Theories 1
Social Order 9
Coordination 12
Political Obligation 18
Unintended Consequences 23
The Governors 25
The Argument of the Book 27
The Normative Status of Sociological Mutual Advantage 31
A Summary of the Chapters 34
The Central Controversies 38
2 Liberalism: Political and Economic 41
Two Liberalisms 41
The Grounds of Liberalism 45
The Welfarist Core 47
Deontological Additions 49
Strategic Structures 53
Hobbes 54
Locke 58
Smith 59
Madison 60
Mill 61
The Complex View 63
Collective Resolution 65
Causal and Conceptual Links 68
One Unified Liberalism? 73
Religious Toleration Again 74
Historical Changes 76
Centralized Intelligence 78
Concluding Remarks 80
3 Constitutionalism: Contract or Coordination? 82
Institutions and Choice 82
Contract or Coordination? 85
The Strategic Structure of a Constitution 90
Coordination on and under a Constitution 103
Agreement and a Constitution 107
Incentives to Abide by a Constitution 113
Contracts Not Like Contracts Either 114
Bargains in Philadelphia 119
Large versus Small States 120
Anti-Federalists versus Federalists 122
Slavery 127
Plantation Agrarian versus Commercial Interests 129
Ex Ante Justification 129
Why a Written Constitution? 133
4 Democracy: Agreement or Acquiescence? 141
Consent 141
Contractarianism 145
Popular Sovereignty 152
Constitutionalism and Democracy 157
Justice as Order and Democracy 159
Government as Grown 161
The Logic of Democracy 165
Limits on Citizen Responsibility 166
Individual Autonomy 170
The Right Result 172
Alternative Visions 175
Virtual Representation 178
Concluding Remarks 181
5 Liberalization and its Discontents 184
Transition to the Two Liberalisms 184
Constitutional Liberalism 187
Ethnic Conflicts 190
Economic Conflicts 195
Egalitarianism 202
Equality versus Efficiency 204
Egalitarianism in One Society 210
Egalitarianism Without Socialism 212
The Dual Task of 1989 215
Irreversibility of Liberalization? 219
Political Liberalization 220
Economic Liberalization 222
Concluding Remarks 223
6 Constitutional Economic Transition 228
A Neutral Constitution 228
Expectations and Constitutional Stability 233
Economic and Political Visions in the Early United States 236
The Commerce Clause 241
Economic Growth, Economic Transition 248
Hammer and Sickle 255
Economic Transition in a Constitutional Democracy 257
Economic Transition and Demographic Growth 264
American and Eastern Comparisons 269
Concluding Remarks 274
7 Democracy on the Margin 276
Divided Society 276
Democracy as Group Census 277
Interests and Democracy 280
Constitutional Pre-commitment 283
American Extremes 285
Democracy and Economic Development 291
Communal Good 294
Group Justice and Democracy 300
Unequal Coordination 305
Concluding Remarks 309
Afterword: Whether Agreed to or Not 311
Justifying the Whole 311
Collective and Individual Values 314
Acquiescence and Mutual Advantage 316
Concluding Remarks 319
Appendix Other Liberalisms 322
Social Liberalism 323
Institutional Liberalism 324
Welfare Liberalism 325
Group Liberalism 326
The Civil Rights Movement 328
Strategic Differences 329
References 333
Index 349
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