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Reconsidering the Role of Political Argument in Democratic Politics

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines three ways that political argument can affect democratic decision making and, thus, significantly mitigate the force of the social choice challenge. By engaging in political ... More


Formal Conditions: Institutionalizing Liberal Guarantees

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the free-and-equal-participation condition and develops its implications for the institutionalization of democratic decision making. It defends the following basic claims about ... More


The Priority of Democracy and the Burden of Justification

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter addresses the challenges that social choice theory brings to normative claims about democracy. Social choice theorists commonly critique democratic decision making on the grounds that ... More


Refining Reflexivity

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on reflexivity and how it operates in democratic arrangements, considering a set of possible objections to this study's argument. The first potential objection is that the study ... More


Conclusion

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter assesses the ways in which this study's pragmatist account might answer the practical question about the acceptance of democratic politics. Unlike most normative arguments, ... More


Institutional Implications

Jamie Terence Kelly

in Framing Democracy: A Behavioral Approach to Democratic Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155197
eISBN:
9781400845545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155197.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter identifies a number of plausible institutional reforms that could help to secure the epistemic value of democratic decision making even in the face of framing. In order to counteract the ... More


Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

Hélène Landemore

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155654
eISBN:
9781400845538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. This book demonstrates that the ... More


The Dangers of Democratic Decision Making (Sophocles’ <i>Ajax</i>)

Emily Katz Anhalt

in Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217377
eISBN:
9780300231762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217377.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the Ajax tackles the problem of rage and highlights the dangers of democratic decision making. In Ajax, Sophocles shows that democratic institutions alone cannot eradicate ... More


Statutory Bills of Rights: You Read Words In, You Read Words Out, You Take Parliament’s Clear Intention and You Shake it All About—Doin’ the Sankey Hanky Panky

James Allan

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The United Kingdom's statutory bill of rights, with its strong reading down provision, via s.3 of the UK Human Rights Act, as in Ghaidan v. Godin Mendoza, is tantamount to a ‘licence to rewrite ... More


Does Policy Analysis Matter?: Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice

Lee S. Friedman (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520287396
eISBN:
9780520962538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287396.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

How well can democratic decision making incorporate the knowledge and expertise generated by public policy analysts? This book examines the historical development of policy analysis (a new ... More


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