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The ambiguity of democracy

Katherine Fierlbeck

in Globalizing Democracy: Power, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049958
eISBN:
9781781701416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores some of the philosophical debates underlying democracy. It also describes the current controversies within the field of democratic theory. Accountability is an integral aspect ... More


Can there be nonliberal democracy?

Katherine Fierlbeck

in Globalizing Democracy: Power, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049958
eISBN:
9781781701416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides critical assessments of the new trends in democratic theory. It argues that any account of democracy grounded upon cultural identity rather than impartiality cannot present a ... More


The Cordeliers Club and the democratisation of English republican ideas1

Rachel Hammersley

in The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Cordeliers Club, which was established in the spring of 1790, grew out of the Cordeliers District—one of the sixty electoral districts of Paris that had been created to facilitate the elections ... More


Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community

Stella Gaon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079238
eISBN:
9781781702123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079238.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to ... More


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