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In defence of democracy

Author: Roslyn Fuller
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA Polity 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Are 'the people' too ignorant or stupid to rule? Commentators are beginning to seriously argue that the answer might be 'yes.' In this take-no-prisoners book, Roslyn Fuller shows how many thinkers have embraced the idea that there can be 'too much democracy,' and deftly unravels their attempts to end majority rule"--.
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Fuller, Roslyn, author.
In defence of democracy
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity, [2019]
Online-Ausgabe, EPUB
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roslyn Fuller
ISBN: 9781509533121 1509533125 9781509533138 1509533133
OCLC Number: 1120134064
Description: vi, 257 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Introduction: Why This? Why Me? Why Now? Part One: The Terrible Truth: People Aren't All That Stupid or Evil Objection One: Democracy Can't Work Because People are Too Racist and Sexist Objection Two: People are Too Stupid for Democracy Objection Three: There's No Point to Democracy Because People Don't Know What Is Good For Them Anyway Objection Four: People are Just Too Crazy for Democracy to Work To Conclude Part Two: Fixing Politics the Anti-Democrat Way Section I Assorted Libertarian, Authoritarian and Explicitly Elitist Solutions Rule by the 'Knowledgeable' (Jason Brennan) Rule by the Deep State (Bryan Caplan) Rule by the Market (Ilya Somin) Long Live the Party! (Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes) Rule of the Superior (Daniel Bell) Section II Sortition: The False Democrats Participation Representation and Legitimacy Politics is Conflict Mediation Corruption Conclusions On Sortition Conclusions to Part Two Part Three: A World You Might Want to Actually Live In (Fuller Democracy) Five Principles for Transformational (but Responsible...) People Power 1. Shift to Online and En Masse 2. Pay-for-Participation 3. Focused, Outcome-Oriented Deliberation (Information, Isegoria and Conflict Resolution) 4. Precarious, Informal Leadership (but Leadership all the Same) 5. Sortition in its Proper Place Why It's Worth It 1. People want Democracy 2. Fuller Democracy Solves a lot of Anti-Democrat Objections to Democracy 3. Writing a New Social Contract Final Words: Buckle-up Buttercup - The Future is Going to be Interesting
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'In an era when, remarkably, the merits of democracy seem to be up for debate, it is invaluable to have so many of the arguments of the anti-democrats dispelled so comprehensively. If you've ever Read more...

 
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