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Democracy's Edges

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Part of Contemporary Political Theory

Ian Shapiro, Casiano Hacker-Cordón, Robert A. Dahl, James Tobin, Elmar Altvater, Russell Hardin, David Held, Will Kymlicka, Alexander Wendt, Brooke A. Ackerly, Susan Moller Okin, Douglas Rae, Elizabeth Kiss, Jeffrey C. Isaac, Matthew Filner, Jason Bivins, Courtney Jung, Susan Hurley
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  • Date Published: October 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521643566

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  • Democracy's flexibility, its commitment to equality of representation, and its recognition of the legitimacy of opposition are all positive features of political institutions. But democracy fits uneasily with many other political values and is in many respects less than equal to the demands it confronts. In these two free-standing volumes some of the world's most prominent political theorists and social scientists present original discussions of these urgent issues. Democracy's Value deals with the nature and value of democracy, particularly the tensions between it and such goods as justice, equality, efficiency, and freedom. Democracy's Edges analyzes one of democracy's most enduring problems: how to establish the boundaries of democratic polities democratically.

    • Examines a central issue in contemporary politics: how to establish the boundaries of democratic polities
    • All-star set of contributors, including Robert Dahl, James Tobin, David Held and Susan Hurley
    • Together with its companion volume, Democracy's Value, this represents an accessible survey of the state-of-the-art in democratic theory
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    "Democracy's Value and Democracy's Edges are companion volumes.... Judged individually, the overall quality of the essays in both of these books is very high. ...illuminating...clearly written." Ethics

    "This is a stimulating collection of essays. Arguments are well-developed, and generally clearly expressed. Most essays are accompanied by comprehensive bibliographies. It's not easy reading, but it's also intellectually rewarding." Law Society Journal

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    • Date Published: October 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521643566
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • contains: 2 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordón
    Part I:
    2. Can international organizations be democratic? A skeptic's view Robert A. Dahl
    3. A comment on Dahl's skepticism James Tobin
    4. The democratic order, economic globalization and ecological restrictions - on the relation of material and formal democracy Elman Altvater
    5. Democracy and collective bads Russell Hardin
    6. The transformation of political community: rethinking democracy in the context of globalization David Held
    7. Citizenship in an era of globalization Will Kymlicka
    8. Comment on Held's cosmopolitanism Alexander Wendt
    9. Feminist social criticism and the international movement for women's rights as human rights Brooke A. Ackerly and Susan Moller-Okin
    Part II:
    10. Democratic liberty of the tyrannies of place Douglas Rae
    11. Democracy and the politics of recognition Elizabeth Kiss
    12. Group aspirations and democratic politics Ian Shapiro
    13. American democracy and the new Christian right: a critique of apolitical liberalism Jeffrey C. Isaac, Matthew Filner and Jason Bivins
    13. Between liberalism and a hard place Courtney Jung
    Rationality: democracy and leaky boundaries: vertical v. horizontal modularity Susan Hurley.

  • Editors

    Ian Shapiro, Yale University, Connecticut

    Casiano Hacker-Cordón, Yale University, Connecticut

    Contributors

    Ian Shapiro, Casiano Hacker-Cordón, Robert A. Dahl, James Tobin, Elmar Altvater, Russell Hardin, David Held, Will Kymlicka, Alexander Wendt, Brooke A. Ackerly, Susan Moller Okin, Douglas Rae, Elizabeth Kiss, Jeffrey C. Isaac, Matthew Filner, Jason Bivins, Courtney Jung, Susan Hurley

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