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The Idea of Democracy - David Copp

The Idea of Democracy

By: David Copp (Editor), Jean Hampton (Editor), John E. Roemer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th August 1995
ISBN: 9780521483261
Number Of Pages: 464

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In the wake of the recent creation of new democratic regimes around the world, political theorists have begun to rethink the nature and justification of this form of government. This collection of essays contains work by a group of prominent philosophers, economists, political scientists and legal theorists, all of whom address a variety of fundamental 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? With its unique interdisciplinary focus, this volume will be of particular interest to political philosophers, political scientists, economists, and legal theorists.

"These are fine essays on democratic theory by top people and they represent the cutting edge of recent scholarship on the subject. Indeed, I know of no collection on democracy of comparable quality and I expect to see this collection become a standard work in the field that influences further research on liberal democratic theory." Gregory Kavka

Introduction
The point of democracy
Democracy and preferences
Democracy and public reason
Democracy and economics
Democracy: case studies
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ISBN: 9780521483261
ISBN-10: 0521483263
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 7th August 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.22  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.6