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The problem of democracy

Author: Alain de Benoist
Publisher: [London] : Arktos, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"De Benoist proposes that effective democracy would mean a return to an understanding of citizenship as being tied to one's belonging to a specific political community based on shared values and common historical ties, while doing away with the liberal notion of the delegation of sovereignty to elected representatives. The type of government which is called for is thus a return to the form of government widely  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain de Benoist
ISBN: 1907166165 9781907166167 1907166173 9781907166174
OCLC Number: 713181908
Description: 103 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A note from the editor --
Preface / Tomislav Sunic --
I. The ancients and the moderns --
II. A defence of democracy --
III. Popular sovereignty and pluralism --
IV. The crisis of democracy --
V. Towards organic democracy --
Postface: ten theses on democracy.
Responsibility: Alain de Benoist.

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The Problem of Democracy is the first of Alain de Benoist's booklength political works to appear in English. De Benoist shows how democracy is, contrary to what some critics have claimed, something  Read more...

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