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Democracy and its critics

Author: Robert A Dahl
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Dahl
ISBN: 0300044097 9780300044096 0300049382 9780300049381 0585357277 9780585357270
OCLC Number: 19264138
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: American Political Science Association Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, 1990.
Description: viii, 397 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one: The sources of modern democracy. The first transformation: to the democratic city-state --
Toward the second transformation: republicanism, representation, and the logic of equality --
--
Part two: Adversarial critics. Anarchism --
Guardianship --
A critique of guardianship --
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Part three: A theory of the democratic process. Justifications: the idea of equal intrinsic worth --
Personal autonomy --
A theory of the democratic process --
The problem of inclusion --
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Part four: Problems in the democratic process. Majority rule and the democratic process --
Is there a better alternative? --
Process and substance --
Process versus process --
When is a people entitled to the democratic process? --
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Part five: The limits and possibilities of democracy. The second democratic transformation: from the city-state to the nation-state --
Democracy, polyarchy, and participation --
How polyarchy developed in some countries and not others --
Why polyarchy developed in some countries and not others --
Is minority domination inevitable? --
Pluralism, polyarchy, and the common good --
The common good as process and substance --
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Part six: Toward a third transformation. Democracy in tomorrow's world --
Sketches for an advanced democratic country.
Responsibility: Robert A. Dahl.
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