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The Resource American democracy : selected essays on theory, practice, and critique, Philip Green, (electronic book ;)

American democracy : selected essays on theory, practice, and critique, Philip Green, (electronic book ;)

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American democracy : selected essays on theory, practice, and critique
Title
American democracy
Title remainder
selected essays on theory, practice, and critique
Statement of responsibility
Philip Green
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The book examines the problems that plague contemporary American democracy. Written from the standpoint of democratic theory, and from a progressive point of view, the book explores different facets of American democratic culture and its various deficits - deficits that can lead to the crippling of democratic politics.
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UK-WkNB
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1932-
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Green, Philip
Dewey number
321.80973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Political philosophy and public purpose
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  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • United States
Summary expansion
These essays spanning a period of four decades all belong to the political science subfield of "democratic theory." Though published independently, mostly in professional journals, they make a connected argument against minimalist versions of "democracy." The first group of essays, on the work of various contemporary political theorists, analyze the ways in which the nature of class in the corporate capitalist order limits the applicability of the concepts upon which traditional democratic theory has depended. The essays grouped under the heading of "really existing democracy" propose the concept of "representative oligarchy" as the appropriate rubric for understanding American politics; these essays incorporate a topic often avoided on the Left, namely the problem of illiberal mass opinion in liberal democracies, and ask the question whether the representative element in representative oligarchy may be beyond recuperation. The final two essays examine how, and through what forms of political action, a citizenry might truly implement representative government as political equality
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American democracy : selected essays on theory, practice, and critique, Philip Green, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
PART I: AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: THEORY, PRACTICE AND CRITIQUE 1. Introduction: I Have a Philosophy, You Have an Ideology 2. Science, Government, and the Case of Rand: A Singular Pluralism 3. In Defense of the State 4. Equality Since Rawls: Objective Philosophers, Subjective Citizens, and Rational Choice 5. A Few Kind Words for Liberalism PART II: 'REALLY EXISTING DEMOCRACY' 6. Rethinking Democratic Theory: the American Case (with Drucilla Cornell) 7. Immigration: Myths and Principles 8. On-Screen Barbarism: Violence in U.S. Visual Culture 9. Farewell to Democracy? PART III: 'IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA' 10. Prologomena to a Democratic Theory of the Division of Labor 11. Postscript: Democracy a s a Contested Idea
Control code
9781137381552
Extent
234 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137382870
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
American democracy : selected essays on theory, practice, and critique, Philip Green, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
PART I: AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: THEORY, PRACTICE AND CRITIQUE 1. Introduction: I Have a Philosophy, You Have an Ideology 2. Science, Government, and the Case of Rand: A Singular Pluralism 3. In Defense of the State 4. Equality Since Rawls: Objective Philosophers, Subjective Citizens, and Rational Choice 5. A Few Kind Words for Liberalism PART II: 'REALLY EXISTING DEMOCRACY' 6. Rethinking Democratic Theory: the American Case (with Drucilla Cornell) 7. Immigration: Myths and Principles 8. On-Screen Barbarism: Violence in U.S. Visual Culture 9. Farewell to Democracy? PART III: 'IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA' 10. Prologomena to a Democratic Theory of the Division of Labor 11. Postscript: Democracy a s a Contested Idea
Control code
9781137381552
Extent
234 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137382870
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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