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Democracy Devouring Itself: The Rise of the Incompetent Citizen and the Appeal of Right Wing Populism

  title={Democracy Devouring Itself: The Rise of the Incompetent Citizen and the Appeal of Right Wing Populism},
  author={Shawn W. Rosenberg},
Author(s): Rosenberg, S | Editor(s): Hur, D; Sabucedo, J-M | Abstract: For 60 years after the end of World War II, democratic governance has flourished and expanded its reach. Now it appears this process has stalled and is even reversing in many of the established democracies of Europe and North America. Momentum now appears to be with right wing populist alternatives to democratic governance. In attempting to make sense of these developments, I argue that they are not the result of fluctuating… 

Democracy Backsliding as a Danger of Sustainable Development in the Post-Pandemic Period: Social and Legal aspects of Decision

The article considers topical issues of the threat of collapse of democracy. Examples of the democracy collapse have shown the lack of free and fair elections in the world, which threatens the

Authoritarian setback in the current crisis of Brazilian democracy

The article analyzes the democratic crisis experienced by Brazil from the second decade of the 21st century onwards. The aim is to investigate how this historical period can be characterized. The

Rhetoric in the Posttruth Era: A Theory of the Political Lie or Modern Essence of Politics?

The article concerns the matter connected with relations between political rhetoric and unethical manipulation leading to success in public sphere. The research tool are references to the tradition

Pandemic challenges and models of democracy

Abstract This article examines the impact of a pandemic on democratic societies. The central research question is the extent to which a pandemic can alter the trajectory of social and ethical

Public Beliefs about Falsehoods in News

The circulation of misinformation, lies, propaganda, and other kinds of falsehood has, to varying degrees, become a challenge to democratic publics. We are interested in the question of what publics

Education for Critical Community and the Pedagogy of Asylum: Two Responses to the Crisis Of University Education

The current heated debate on the deteriorating status of the university raises a range of pertinent questions, including: What role can the humanities play in culture today in the face of the crisis

Bridges or walls? A metaphorical dichotomy of Pope Francis versus Donald Trump’s views of transnational migration

Results show that the Pope's discourse on migration is richer than the oversimplified Trump's discourse, and the words "bridges" and "walls" emerge as representational nuclei of their bipolarized views of transnational migration, as metaphorical dichotomies of inclusive/exclusive policies.



Against Democracy

ganization. Obviously, we live in an eminently economic (capitalist) system, where most of the rules are intended to ensure the appropriate framework for its development, and to adapt said social

Electoral Sociology : Who Votes for the Extreme Right and why – and when ?

This chapter profiles the social base of electoral support for the parties of the Extreme Right in Western Europe, i.e. the question of whether some groups in society are more susceptible to the

The Constitution Of Society

Edward Shils's attempt to work out a macrosociological theory which does justice both to the spiritual and intellectual dispositions and powers of the mind and to the reality of the larger society is

Theorizing Political Psychology: Doing Integrative Social Science Under the Condition of Postmodernity

At the beginning of the 21st century, the field of political psychology; like the social sciences more generally, is being challenged. New theoretical direction is being demanded from within and a

A Theory of Justice

  • J. Rawls
  • Law
    Princeton Readings in Political Thought
  • 1971
John Rawls is Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. He is the author of the well-known and path breaking A Theory of Justice (Harvard, 1971) and the more recent work Political Liberalism

Preference for radical right-wing populist parties among exclusive-nationalists and authoritarians

The literature on authoritarianism and exclusive forms of nationalism often implies that authoritarian and exclusive-nationalist individuals will prefer radical right-wing populist parties such as

Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age

Preface to the Twentieth Anniversary Edition Acknowledgments Preface to the 1990 Edition Preface to the 1984 Edition Part I. Thin Democracy: The Argument Against Liberalism 1. Thin Democracy:

What Americans Know about Politics and Why It Matters

This book is the most comprehensive analysis ever written about the American public's factual knowledge of politics. Drawing on extensive survey data, including much that is original, two experts in

Political liberalism

This paper aims to explore an important concept in the work of the later Rawls: the idea of the reasonable. While the concept has its roots in both Aristotle and Kant, Rawls develops a unique account

What Dilemma? Moral Evaluation Shapes Factual Belief

Moral dilemmas—like the “trolley problem” or real-world examples like capital punishment—result from a conflict between consequentialist and deontological intuitions (i.e., whether ends justify