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Social and Political Trust in Established Democracies

Kenneth Newton

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Deals with three main topics: the nature and origins of social trust and its importance in society; trends in social trust in Western societies (with some comparisons with less developed societies); ... More


Epilogue

Thomas N. Mitchell

in Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter discusses two issues surrounding the political legacy of Athenian democracy, as well as the impact it may have on modern democracy. On the subject of political legacy, the ... More


The Tyranny of the Moderns

Nadia Urbinati

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300182774
eISBN:
9780300189957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182774.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores a profound shift in the ideology of individualism, from the ethical nineteenth-century standard, in which each person cooperates with others as equals for the betterment of their ... More


Tocqueville and the Protestantism of His Time: The Insistent Reality of the Collective

Lucien Jaume

in Tocqueville: The Aristocratic Sources of Liberty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152042
eISBN:
9781400846726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152042.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Tocqueville, Protestantism was the historical and cultural source of modern political democracy, He believed that, in social terms, it contributed to the exercise of individual judgment that is ... More


Introduction

Stephen Elstub

in Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627394
eISBN:
9780748652716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627394.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter presents the argument that, in order to help solve the legitimacy problems faced by modern democracies, we should move towards a deliberative and associational democracy. There are three ... More


Democracy and Demagogues: Election, Voting, and Qualifications for Citizenship

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/9780520236608.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter aims to investigate the modern democratic faith in election, voting, and low qualifications for citizenship. The removal of property qualifications for citizenship in Athens does not ... More


All Nightmares Back: Dependency and Independency Theories, Religion, Capitalism, and Global Society

Hauke Brunkhorst

in Crediting God: Sovereignty and Religion in the Age of Global Capitalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233199
eISBN:
9780823233212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233199.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the democratic approach to secularization—a discussion of the theories in favor and against democracy's dependence on religion. Modern democracy ... More


Why We Disagree

James ƠToole

in The Executive's Compass: Business and the Good Society

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096446
eISBN:
9780199854875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096446.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter opens with the problem of how, with the advent of modern democracy, no executive decision ever satisfies everyone. It also discusses the concept of the good society as one that is ... More


Origins of Democratic Rule

David Stasavage

in The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the culmination of democracy in the establishment of political systems based on competitive elections and universal suffrage. The chapter explores the early forms of democracy ... More


The Challenges and Dilemmas Faced by Liberal Democracies Coping with Modern Islamist Terrorism

Boaz Ganor

in Global Alert: The Rationality of Modern Islamist Terrorism and the Challenge to the Liberal Democratic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172127
eISBN:
9780231538916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172127.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter expands on terrorism's exploitation of liberal democracy and explains the main dilemmas that this generates for the liberal democratic state plagued by terrorism. States operating under ... More


Systemic Corruption: Constitutional Ideas for an Anti-Oligarchic Republic

Camila Vergara

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207537
eISBN:
9780691208732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207537.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book reveals how the majority of modern liberal democracies have become increasingly oligarchic, suffering from a form of structural political decay first conceptualized by ancient philosophers. ... More


The Spread of Modern Democracy

David Stasavage

in The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews modern democracy that spread first to other lands inhabited by Europeans then into further areas as people freed themselves from European colonial rule. It focuses on the global ... More


The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

David Stasavage

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Historical accounts of democracy's rise tend to focus on ancient Greece and pre-Renaissance Europe. This book draws from global evidence to show that the story is much richer—democratic practices ... More


A Brief History of Individualism

Nadia Urbinati

in The Tyranny of the Moderns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300182774
eISBN:
9780300189957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182774.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at the progress of the theory of individualism through history. It specifically explains where and when the term individualism was coined; why it was given a negative meaning, and ... More


Conclusion: Three Challenges

Ryan K. Balot

in Courage in the Democratic Polis: Ideology and Critique in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982158
eISBN:
9780199355259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982158.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

At least three important challenges to the Athenian ideal of courage can be found. First, the Spartans were renowned in antiquity as the most courageous of the Greeks; so how are we to compare ... More


Fuzzy Math

Samuel McCormick

in The Chattering Mind: A Conceptual History of Everyday Talk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677637
eISBN:
9780226677804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677804.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

What bothered Kierkegaard about modern democratic culture, chapter two argues, was the discursive shift from speaking (tale) to counting (tælle) that it ushered in. Individuals began counting each ... More


Aesthetic Revolution and Modern Democracy: Rancière’s Historiography

Gabriel Rockhill

in Interventions in Contemporary Thought: History, Politics, Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405355
eISBN:
9781474422321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405355.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns to the work of Jacques Rancière, who has, perhaps more than any other prominent living philosopher, extended the historical and historiographical work of Foucault by proposing an ... More


The Ongoing Democratic Experiment

David Stasavage

in The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes the present day as an age of democratic anxiety. It talks about the palpable fear in the “advanced industrialized” world in which the anti-democratic reflexes not felt for many ... More


Conclusions

in Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Whether normative or positive, the puzzle to judicial independence is not in the independence of judges from parties to private disputes. No one advocates letting judges take bribes in private suits. ... More


Why England Was Different

David Stasavage

in The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691177465
eISBN:
9780691201955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177465.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter investigates how the English invented a new kind of parliament and analyzes how its rulers and people developed a style of governance that would evolve into modern democracy. It draws a ... More


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