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Debating democracy in the EU

Mette Elise Jolly

in The European Union and the People

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter opens with a review of the literature on democracy in the European Union. The most commonly raised ‘deficits’ are discussed, including the argument that the EU lacks accountability, the ... More


The framework for empirical testing

Mette Elise Jolly

in The European Union and the People

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter outlines the methods used in the empirical part of the book and addresses issues such as validity and reliability, both in general and also with specific reference to the empirical ... More


Who counts?

Robert E. Goodin

in Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Constituting the demos — deciding who gets a say, or a vote — is the first task of any democracy, but it is a topic on which democratic theory has surprisingly little to offer. ‘Enfranchising all ... More


The Future of the Union: Montesquieu Versus Madison

Giandomenico Majone

in Dilemmas of European Integration: The Ambiguities and Pitfalls of Integration by Stealth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199274307
eISBN:
9780191603310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274304.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

A European federation of states deeply divided along cultural, social, institutional and economic lines would be unable to provide the variety of public goods, including income redistribution, that ... More


Integration and Democracy: the Big Trade‐off

Giandomenico Majone

in Dilemmas of European Integration: The Ambiguities and Pitfalls of Integration by Stealth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199274307
eISBN:
9780191603310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274304.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Democracy is an essential condition of membership in the EU, yet the EU itself is said to suffer from a serious democratic deficit. The paradox is more apparent than real — one cannot safely ... More


Plural Democracy: Variations on a Theme

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/9780199572786.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Democracy is defined as a political system in which citizens rule, either by themselves or through others that are elected, influenced, and controlled by the people, in a way that puts each citizen ... More


Lessons and Future Challenges

Sara Binzer Hobolt

in Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199549948
eISBN:
9780191720451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549948.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This concluding chapter summarizes the key arguments and findings of the book. It discusses the normative and policy implications of this study, focusing particularly on the issue of voter competence ... More


Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Matthew Landauer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the role of the sumboulos (adviser) in Greek conceptions of both democratic and autocratic politics. The distinctive role of advisers follows from the structural similarity between ... More


The Individual and Democracy: The Place of the “Great Man”

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Pericles' impact on Athenian democracy, and more specifically whether the stratēgos was an all-powerful figure or an evanescent one, and how his actions interacted with the will ... More


Three Models of Intergenerational Reciprocity

Axel Gosseries

in Intergenerational Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199282951
eISBN:
9780191712319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282951.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the specificities, strengths, and weaknesses of the idea of reciprocity as a basis for intergenerational obligations. Three models are presented: descending, ascending, and ... More


Introduction

Robert Post

in Another Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183221
eISBN:
9780199851041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183221.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores how one can fashion political and legal institutions to govern the people, all together, on this earth. For centuries, there have been articulated issues of morality and ethics ... More


Condorcet on Primary Assemblies

Camila Vergara

in Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207537
eISBN:
9780691208732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207537.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter is devoted to the constitutional thought of Nicolas de Condorcet and the challenge of representing the sovereign demos. It examines Condorcet's proposal for considering the people in its ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Landauer

in Dangerous Counsel: Accountability and Advice in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226654010
eISBN:
9780226653822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226653822.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The conclusion brings together the analyses of the previous chapters to explicate the ways in which fifth- and fourth- century sources used the demos-tyrant analogy to gain analytical leverage on a ... More


Objectionable Objects

Douglas Mao

in Modernist Objects

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979503
eISBN:
9781800341470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979503.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In “Objectionable Objects,” Douglas Mao asks what we can learn from modernist encounters with objects, or aspects of the object world, that inspire negative emotions. Focusing on a chapter in Wyndham ... More


ΑӨΗΝΑΙΩΝ ΠΟΛΙΤΕΙΑ‎: The Constitution of the Athenians

J. L. Marr and P. J. Rhodes (eds)

in The 'Old Oligarch': The Constitution of the Athenians Attributed to Xenophon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687761
eISBN:
9781800342804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687761.003.1234
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on Xenophon's (Old Oligarch) short treatise Constitution of the Athenians (Athenaion Politeia), which is divided into three chapters. In chapters 1 and 2, Xenophon deals with a ... More


Democracy in Crisis: Violence, Alterity, Community

Stella Gaon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079238
eISBN:
9781781702123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079238.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book explores the political implications of violence and alterity (radical difference) for the practice of democracy, and reformulates the possibility of community that democracy is said to ... More


The Struggle over Power

Joseph Roisman

in The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241923
eISBN:
9780520931138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241923.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter concentrates on the struggle over political power between the demos and the orators, against the backdrop of Athenian perceptions and expectations about masculinity. It also explores the ... More


Tribal Sovereignty and Legal Pluralism

N. Bruce Duthu

in Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199735860
eISBN:
9780199344994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735860.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides brief legal and historical background for the argument that our nation’s constitutional framework reflects a formative commitment to a legally plural society. From the express ... More


“People's Power” and Egalitarian Trends in Archaic Greece

Kurt A. Raaflaub and Robert W. Wallace

in Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245624
eISBN:
9780520932173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245624.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Democracy is signified through institutions, practices, mentalities, and ultimately ideologies. These different components of democracy in Greece reached their fullest development in the fifth and ... More


Foreign Policy I: Democracy Imperial

Loren J. Samons II

in What's Wrong with Democracy?: From Athenian Practice to American Worship

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236608
eISBN:
9780520940901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236608.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter investigates the Athenians' systematic exploitation of the states that had initially joined them in an alliance against Persia in 478/7. Fifth-century Athenian foreign policy presents a ... More


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