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Democratic Theory and Practice

Graeme Duncan, Paul E. Corcoran, Iain Hampshermonk, Alan Ryan, Richard W. Krouse, Michael Levin, Paul Nursery-Bray, Michael Margolis, David Miller, Vincent Geoghegan, Alan Cawson, Carole Pateman, David Harris, Dennis F. Thompson, Henry S. Kariel
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  • Date Published: June 1983
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521285261

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  • In past decades, democratic theory has been on the defensive, largely as a result of the disappointments of democratic practice. The essays in this volume reflect critically on the theory in the light of those failures and with the corresponding assumption of an indissoluble connection between theory and practice. If theory maintains a monastic impeccability, untouched by the world, it will be sterile and fit merely for arid disputes. Nor can practice stand alone: it varies and changes and is subject to different interpretations. Success will come to it partly through the impact of empirical and prescriptive analysis. The volume is organised in sections, dealing in turn with the changing meanings and evaluations of democracy with classical theories with the revisions and critiques of these theories deriving from existing circumstances and with attempts to extend and to consolidate more adequate and secure theories of democracy. Among the thinkers considered are Mill, de Tocqueville, Marx and Marcuse, while the topics include bureaucracy, feminism, corporatism and social democracy. Together the essays will provide comprehensive review of the past condition and future prospects for democratic theory in practice.

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    • Date Published: June 1983
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521285261
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Part I. Backgrounds to the Arguments:
    1. Introduction Graeme Duncan
    2. The limits of democratic theory Paul E. Corcoran
    3. The historical study of 'democracy' Iain Hampshermonk
    Part II. Classical Theories:
    4. Mill and Rousseau: utility and rights Alan Ryan
    5. 'Classical' images of democracy in America: Madison and Tocqueville Richard W. Krouse
    6. Marxism and democratic theory Michael Levin
    7. Consensus and community: the theory of African one-party democracy Paul Nursery-Bray
    Part III. Revisions and Critiques:
    8. Democracy: American style Michael Margolis
    9. The competitive model of democracy David Miller
    10. Marcuse and autonomy Vincent Geoghegan
    11. Functional representation and democratic politics: towards a corporatist democracy Alan Cawson
    Part IV. Possible Futures:
    12. Human nature and radical democratic theory Graeme Duncan
    13. Feminism and democracy Carole Pateman
    14. Returning the social to democracy David Harris
    15. Bureaucracy and democracy Dennis F. Thompson
    16. Beginning at the end of democratic theory Henry S. Kariel
    Notes
    Index.

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    Graeme Duncan, Paul E. Corcoran, Iain Hampshermonk, Alan Ryan, Richard W. Krouse, Michael Levin, Paul Nursery-Bray, Michael Margolis, David Miller, Vincent Geoghegan, Alan Cawson, Carole Pateman, David Harris, Dennis F. Thompson, Henry S. Kariel

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