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The Idea of Democracy

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Stephen Holmes, Debra Satz, David Estlund, David Copp, Richard J. Arneson, Robert Sugden, Russell Hardin, Thomas Christiano, Cass R. Sunstein, John Ferejohn, John Rawls, Joshua Cohen, Jean Hampton, David Gauthier, Christopher W. Morris, John E. Roemer, Michael S. McPherson, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Karl Ove Moene, John D. Stephens, Pranab Bardhan
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  • Date Published: February 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521483261

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  • In the wake of the recent expansion of democratic forms of government around the world, political theorists have begun to rethink the nature and justification of this form of government. The essays in this book address a variety of foundational questions about democracy: How effective is it? How stable can it be in a pluralist society? Does it deserve its current popularity? Can it successfully guide a socialist society?

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    • Date Published: February 1995
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521483261
    • length: 464 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. The Point of Democracy:
    1. Tocqueville and democracy Stephen Holmes
    1a. Tocqueville, commerce and democracy Debra Satz
    2. Making truth safe for democracy David Estlund
    2a. Could political truth be a hazard for democracy? David Copp
    3. Democratic rights at national and workplace levels Richard J. Arneson
    3a. Justified to whom? Robert Sugden
    Part II. Democracy and Preferences:
    4. Public choice versus democracy Russell Hardin
    4a. Social choice and democracy Thomas Christiano
    5. Democracy and shifting preferences Cass R. Sunstein
    5a. Must preferences be respected in a democracy? John Ferejohn
    Part III. Democracy and Public Reason:
    6. The domain of the political and overlapping consensus John Rawls
    6a. Moral pluralism and political consensus Joshua Cohen
    6b. The moral commitments of liberalism Jean Hampton
    7. Constituting democracy David Gauthier
    7a. On contractarian constitutional democracy Christopher W. Morris
    Part IV. Democracy and Economics:
    8. The possibility of market socialism John E. Roemer
    8a. Alternative conceptions of feasibility Michael S. McPherson
    9. A political and economic case for the democratic enterprise Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
    9a. Contested power Karl Ove Moene
    Part V. Democracy: Case Studies:
    10. Capitalist development and democracy: empirical research on the social origins of democracy John D. Stephens
    10a. Comments on John D. Stephens 'Capitalist development and democracy' Pranab Bardhan.

  • Editors

    David Copp

    Jean Hampton

    John E. Roemer

    Contributors

    Stephen Holmes, Debra Satz, David Estlund, David Copp, Richard J. Arneson, Robert Sugden, Russell Hardin, Thomas Christiano, Cass R. Sunstein, John Ferejohn, John Rawls, Joshua Cohen, Jean Hampton, David Gauthier, Christopher W. Morris, John E. Roemer, Michael S. McPherson, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Karl Ove Moene, John D. Stephens, Pranab Bardhan

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