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The Concept of Plebiscitary Democracy: Past, Present, and Future

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter revisits the overly maligned concept of plebiscitary democracy, reviewing its historical development, and arguing for its relevance as a present-day ethical paradigm. The chapter is ... More


Max Weber’s Reinvention of Popular Power and Its Uneasy Legacy

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter elaborates the ocular model of popular power implicit in Weber's neglected and overly maligned account of democracy. Sections 5.2 to 5.5 reconstruct Weber's democratic theory. It is ... More


Ocular Democracy

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces in a preliminary way the main features of a theory of plebiscitary democracy whose elaboration and defense will be the purpose of the succeeding chapters. Section 1.2 argues ... More


The Citizen as Spectator

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defends the claim that being-ruled — that is, the spectatorial engagement with politics characterized by involvement without participation — is a form of citizenship that is extremely ... More


Putting Candor First: Plebiscitarianism and the Politics of Candor

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates how a plebiscitarian commitment to a politics of candor shapes a distinctive approach to reforming democratic institutions. Sections 6.2 through 6.5 explore the consequences ... More


The Presidentialization of Contemporary The Presidentialization of Contemporary Democratic Politics: Evidence, Democratic Politics: Evidence, Causes, and Consequences

Paul Webb and Thomas Poguntke

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Draws together the empirical material presented in the book, and concludes that the weight of evidence lies in favour of the presidentialization thesis. Thus, many systems have manifested shifts in ... More


Popular Power in Sight

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter addresses the important question of how plebiscitarianism ought to be reconciled with traditional norms of participatory citizenship. Because the plebiscitarian principle of ... More


Democracy: Wellspring of the Good Society

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/9780195096446.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter discusses the trade-offs necessary between the four ideas discussed in the previous chapters: liberty, equality, efficiency, and community. Of particular importance are the liberty ... More


Explaining Change in Leadership Selectorates 1

William Cross and André Blais

in Politics at the Centre: The Selection and Removal of Party Leaders in the Anglo Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199596720
eISBN:
9780191740688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596720.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter establishes considerable movement in the expansion of the leadership selectorate in recent decades. At the starting point of this study (1965), the large majority of parties restricted ... More


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