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The Concept of Representation in Contemporary Democratic Theory
Democratic theorists have paid increasing attention to problems of political representation over the past two decades. Interest is driven by (a) a political landscape within which electoralExpand
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Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy
It is usually held that representative government is not strictly democratic, since it does not allow the people themselves to directly make decisions. But here, taking as her guide Thomas Paine'sExpand
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Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth, and the People
In "Democracy Disfigured, "Nadia Urbinati diagnoses the ills that beset the body politic in an age of hyper-partisanship and media monopolies and offers a spirited defense of the messy compromisesExpand
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Public opinion and democratic legitimacy
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Representation as Advocacy
Sans remettre en question la valeur normative de la participation directe, l'A. defend la pertinence de la representation au regard de la dimension deliberative de la politique democratique. EnExpand
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O que torna a representação democrática
A autora, seguindo passos ja dados por Bernard Manin e outros, mas introduzindo suas proprias inquietacoes, faz uma reflexao sobre a natureza da representacao democratica, mostrando sua originalidadeExpand
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Unpolitical Democracy
This paper analyzes critically the appeal the unpolitical is enjoying among contemporary political philosophers who are democracy's friends. Unlike a radical critique of democracy, what I propose toExpand
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Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government
Despite John Stuart Mill's widely respected contributions to philosophy and political economy, his work on political philosophy has received a much more mixed response. Some critics have even chargedExpand
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The Essence and Value of Democracy
This book fills the void between what is and isn't known about Hans Kelsen's political philosophy, and the ways that philosophy has and will continue to shape political debates inherent to democracyExpand
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Procedural Democracy, the Bulwark of Equal Liberty
This essay reclaims a political proceduralist vision of democracy as the best normative defense of democracy in contemporary politics. We distinguish this vision from three main approaches that areExpand
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