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The Rule Of The Many

Fundamental Issues In Democratic Theory, 1st Edition

By Thomas Christiano, Tom Christiano


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There is no problem more crucial to contemporary political thought than the status of democracy, its role, and its problems in the contemporary world. In this survey of democratic theory, Thomas Christiano introduces the reader to the principles underlying democracy and to the problems involved in applying these principles to real life situations.B

Table of Contents

Introduction; Foundations Of Democracy; Self-Government; Equality; Democracy And The Problem Of The Modern State; The Challenge of the Modern State to the Democratic Ideals; The Economic Conception of Citizenship; A Normative Conception of Citizenship; Principles And Problems Of Democratic Institutions; Equality and Legislative Representation; Interest Groups and Political Parties as Institutions of Deliberation; Equality in the Process of Social Deliberation

About the Authors

Thomas Christiano is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona and the author of several influencial papers on ethics and political philosophy.

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