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Democracy As Failure

Aziz Z. Huq

in Democratic Failure: NOMOS LXIII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479804788
eISBN:
9781479804801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The theory and the practice of democracy alike are entangled with the prospect of failure. This is so in the sense that a failure of some kind is almost always to be found at democracy’s inception. ... More


Democratic Failure: NOMOS LXIII

Melissa Schwartzberg and Daniel Viehoff (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479804788
eISBN:
9781479804801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Today we confront the prospect that some of the world’s oldest and most durable democracies may be backsliding, at risk of failure. But how should we conceptualize and measure democratic failure, ... More


Failing Democracy

Gerald J. Postema

in Democratic Failure: NOMOS LXIII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479804788
eISBN:
9781479804801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores a set of modalities of democratic failure in response to Aziz Huq’s analysis of failure. Not all of the disappointments produced by democratic decision-making should be ... More


Democratic Theory and Democratic Failure: A Contextual Approach

Yasmin Dawood

in Democratic Failure: NOMOS LXIII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479804788
eISBN:
9781479804801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Democracies inevitably fail by not living up to their ideals (failure writ small). They may also fail in the more dramatic sense by eroding or collapsing into a non-democratic regime (failure writ ... More


Public Trials and Lost Causes: The Politics of Democratic Failure

Lida Maxwell

in Public Trials: Burke, Zola, Arendt, and the Politics of Lost Causes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199383740
eISBN:
9780199383764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383740.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the main argument of Public Trials: that dominant fatalistic narratives of what the author calls “democratic failure”—the failure of law and the people to assure ... More


Introduction

Melissa Schwartzberg and Daniel Viehoff

in Democratic Failure: NOMOS LXIII

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479804788
eISBN:
9781479804801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804788.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the volume and its theme of democratic failure. It highlights the problems of democratic legitimacy, representation, and economic, epistemic, and racial inequality that place ... More


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