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The tyranny of the majority : history, concepts, and challenges

Author: Tamas Nyirkos
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamas Nyirkos
ISBN: 9780815380993 0815380992 9781351211420 1351211420
OCLC Number: 1019835775
Description: 152 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The greek origins --
The medieval laboratory --
A majoritarian liberal --
General will and true democracy --
Revolution in the crossfire --
America before Tocqueville --
Tocqueville's synthesis --
Individuals and elites --
The contested triumph of liberal democracy --
A brief ontological detour --
Populism, illiberal democracy, post-democracy --
The postmodern challenge.
Responsibility: Tamás Nyirkos.

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