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The democratic horizon : hyperpluralism and the renewal of political liberalism

Author: Alessandro Ferrara
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alessandro Ferrara explains what he terms "the democratic horizon"--The idea that democracy is no longer simply one form of government among others, but is instead almost universally regarded as the only legitimate form of government, the horizon to which most of us look. Professor Ferrara reviews the challenges under which democracies must operate, focusing on hyperpluralism, and impresses a new twist onto the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandro Ferrara
ISBN: 9781139565004 1139565001
OCLC Number: 875255578
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Mar 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (x, 243 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
1. Reasons that move the imagination: politics at its best --
2. Democracy and openness --
3. Reflexive pluralism and the conjectural turn --
4. Hyperpluralism and the multivariate democratic polity --
5. Cuius religio, eius res publica: on multiple democracies --
6. Multiculturalism: negation or completion of liberalism? --
7. Beyond the nation: governance and deliberative democracy --
8. Truth, justification and political liberalism --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alessandro Ferrara.

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