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Radical Democracy and Political Theology

Jeffrey Robbins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156363
eISBN:
9780231527132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156363.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote that “the people reign over the American political world like God over the universe,” unwittingly casting democracy as the political instantiation of the death of ... More


A Low Dishonest Decade

Seva Gunitsky

in Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172330
eISBN:
9781400885329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172330.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the crisis of liberal capitalism and the fascist cascade of the late interwar period. A wave of fascism that swept the world after 1933, which was the result of a growing ... More


Political Dialogue as an Instrument of the Democratic Policymaking

Janusz Reykowski

in Disenchantment with Democracy: A Psychological Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190078584
eISBN:
9780190078614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078584.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In democratic states, the decisions concerning important social problems may be attained by means of two different modes: by means of political competition and struggle, in which the winners can ... More


For the Love of Glory: Napoleonic Imperatives in the Early American Republic

Matthew Rainbow Hale

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Utilizing a political-cultural approach to the concept of glory, this essay offers not only a fresh account of American perceptions of Napoleon, but also a new perspective on democracy’s development ... More


Capital

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details how, by the middle of the decade, American trade was suffering as a result of exclusion from trade with the British empire. National leaders in and out of Congress looked to ... More


Introduction: Beyond the Paradox of Constitutionalism

Andrew Arato

in Post Sovereign Constitution Making: Learning and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198755982
eISBN:
9780191816987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755982.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter looks at the paradoxical nature of constitutionalism. The notion of a democratic constituent power seems to be self-contradictory for two reasons. First, the constituent ... More


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