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The Constitution of Equality: Democratic Authority and Its Limits

Thomas Christiano

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198297475
eISBN:
9780191716867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297475.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

What is the ethical basis of democracy? And what reasons do we have to go along with democratic decisions even when we disagree with them? And when do we have reason to say that we may justly ignore ... More


Democracy as a Condorcet Truth‐Tracker

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is a long‐standing debate within political philosophy generally whether we want our political outcomes to be right or whether we want them to be fair; while democratic theory has traditionally ... More


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


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


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


Authority, Equality, and Democracy

Andrei Marmor

in Law in the Age of Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195338478
eISBN:
9780199855360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338478.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter shows that considerations of fairness play an essential (but not exclusive) role in the justification of democratic decision procedures. It argues that considerations of fairness form ... 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


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


People, Territory, Plebiscite: The Main Features—Objections and Answers

Timothy William Waters

in Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300235890
eISBN:
9780300249439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235890.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses three main aspects of the new rule: people, territory, and plebiscite. It also considers some objections to the new rule and its effects—including the possibility that it would ... More


The Dangers of Democratic Decision Making (Sophocles’ Ajax)

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


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


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


Plan Governance: A Hybrid Model with Both a Democratic and a Judicial Component

Nicolaes Tollenaar

in Pre-Insolvency Proceedings: A Normative Foundation and Framework

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198799924
eISBN:
9780191864742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799924.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 4 starts by setting out that a plan provides a mechanism for democratic decision-making. In other words, the legal subjects determine the matter themselves by majority decision. In purely ... More


Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Nadia Urbinati

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is usually held that representative government is not strictly democratic, since it does not allow the people themselves to directly make decisions. But here, taking as its guide Thomas Paine's ... More


The Abuse of Power and Its Consequences (Euripides’ Hecuba)

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/9780300217377.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Hecuba's emphasis on the abuse of power and its consequences. In its depiction of rage, Hecuba exposes the ramifications of people in power failing to respect any obligations ... More


Constitutional Adjudication and Democracy

Dieter Grimm

in Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198766124
eISBN:
9780191829277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766124.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the question of compatibility of judicial review with democracy. It considers how the relationship of democracy and constitutional adjudication has remained precarious and ... More


Ethical Dialogue about Science in the Context of a Culture of Precaution

Bill Durodié

in The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and Social Implications of Creating Life in the Laboratory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012621
eISBN:
9780262255301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012621.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter returns to the contemporary popularity of precautionary thinking. It describes the simultaneous importance and difficulty of making sure that the public’s actual voice is heard, rather ... More


Culture, equity and social wellbeing in New York City

Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert

in Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334316
eISBN:
9781447334354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the capability approach has been applied to cultural policymaking in New York City using a multidimensional index of social wellbeing for the city's neighbourhoods. The ... More


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