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Reason and Persuasion

John Parkinson

in Deliberating in the Real World: Problems of Legitimacy in Deliberative Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199291113
eISBN:
9780191604133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019929111X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the definition of rationality is a major source of disagreement over the legitimacy of decision making processes. It draws attention to battles over competing problem ... More


The Origins and Components of Electoral Systems

Rein Taagepera

in Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287741
eISBN:
9780191713408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287741.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

When choosing an electoral system, the main tradeoff is between decisiveness of government and representation of minority views. With simple electoral systems, their average effect can be predicted. ... More


Pendulum Democracy: The Winner Takes All

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Pendulum democracy refers to the model of democracy in which political power alternates between two competing political parties or protagonists. Power follows the movement of the pendulum, and the ... More


The Control Desideratum

Christian List and Philip Pettit

in Group Agency: The Possibility, Design, and Status of Corporate Agents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591565
eISBN:
9780191725494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591565.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The final desideratum considered in the second part of the book is to protect members of a group agent against domination by the group itself. Protecting the members' independence is important for at ... More


Memoir: Lol Coxhill (In Memoriam)

Gary Peters

in Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter (a memoir) presents an overview of the saxophonist Lol Coxhill's performative strategies. Renowned for his eccentric appearance and eccentric career-path through a multitude of different ... More


Evil and the Morality of Conviction

David Wong

in Naming Evil Judging Evil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306735
eISBN:
9780226306742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306742.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is about the moral psychology of those who do evil as they wage war upon evil. It focuses on the “morality of conviction” that simplifies and polarizes for the sake of meaning, ... More


Dealing with Complications and Wrap Up

Arnaud Chevallier

in Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190463908
eISBN:
9780190627447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463908.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The final chapter, “Dealing with complications and wrap up,” describes practices to develop the right skill set and attitude. Readers are shown how to hone their designer and researcher skills. The ... More


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