The Tyranny of the Majority: History, Concepts, and Challenges

The Tyranny of the Majority: History, Concepts, and Challenges

by Tamas Nyirkos

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ISBN-13: 9781351211406
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/29/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tamás Nyirkos is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of International Studies and Political Science of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary. His research interests include democratic theory, politics and religion, and the origins of modern political philosophies. In 2014 and 2015 he taught classes on Tocqueville at the Catholic University of Portugal and the University of Lapland. He is a member of the Public Board of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Table of Contents


1. The Greek Origins

2. The Medieval Laboratory

3. A Majoritarian Liberal

4. General Will and True Democracy

5. Revolution in the Crossfire

6. America Before Tocqueville

7. Tocqueville’s Synthesis

8. Individuals and Elites

9. The Contested Triumph of Liberal Democracy

10. A Brief Ontological Detour

11. Populism, Illiberal Democracy, Post-democracy

12. The Postmodern Challenge


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