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The priority of democracy : political consequences of pragmatism

Author: Jack Knight; James Johnson
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation ; Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pragmatism and its consequences are central issues in American politics. This title explores the subject and makes a case for adopting a pragmatist approach to democratic politics - and for giving  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Knight; James Johnson
ISBN: 9780691151236 0691151237
OCLC Number: 699010332
Description: xv, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preliminaries --
Pragmatism and the problem of institutional design --
The appeal of decentralization --
The priority of democracy and the burden of justification --
Reconsidering the role of political argument in democratic politics --
Refining reflexivity --
Formal conditions : institutionalizing liberal guarantees --
Substantive conditions : pragmatism and effectiveness.
Responsibility: Jack Knight and James Johnson.

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