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Dilemmas of Political Judgment

Sonia Kruks

in Simone de Beauvoir and the Politics of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195381443
eISBN:
9780199979165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381443.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter extends Beauvoir's critique of rationalism to the question of political judgment. It argues that not only neo-Kantian conceptions of determinate judgment but also Hannah Arendt's account ... More


Partisan Ambivalence and the Contingent Nature of Political Judgment

Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen

in The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772759
eISBN:
9780199979622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772759.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter reviews the conventional wisdom on good citizenship, and contrasts this perspective with one focusing on incentives and motivation, and on the importance of situational flexibility in ... More


Political Equality

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter identifies what it means to enjoy specifically political equality. To affirm equal political status is to recognize each citizen as equally entitled to render authoritative judgments as ... More


Democracy and the Problem of Judgment

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter lays out the basic conceptual vocabulary of the debate over political judgment in contemporary theory. It finds a strange affinity between neo-Kantians such as John Rawls and Juergen ... More


Deference and Abstention

Jason Brennan

in The Ethics of Voting

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154442
eISBN:
9781400842094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154442.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter studies and rebuts a variety of objections to the argument that hold that abstention involves a loss of autonomy for the individual. Some might see abstention as a violation of autonomy. ... More


Douglass and Political Judgment: The Post-Reconstruction Years

Jack Turner

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes Frederick Douglass’s post-Reconstruction thoughts, believing that they deserve greater emphasis and are interesting in how they sharply oppose the common strictly libertarian ... More


Introduction: The Scandal of Reason and the Paradox of Judgment

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the absence of a comprehensive, morally compelling, and politically realistic theory of judgment and justice. It then sets out the book's ... More


Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria

Lisa Wedeen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650579
eISBN:
9780226650746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650746.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

If the Arab uprisings initially heralded the end of tyrannies and a move toward liberal democratic governments, their defeat not only marked a reversal but was of a piece with emerging forms of ... More


The Psychology of Civic Learning

Michael X. Delli Carpini

in The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195335453
eISBN:
9780199893904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Citizen knowledge is important to the democratic polity, being related to, among other things, political tolerance and efficacy, political participation, and the ability to consistently connect ... More


Nationalism, Sentimentality, and Judgment

Lisa Wedeen

in Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650579
eISBN:
9780226650746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650746.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter four deepens the analysis of political judgment in conditions of uncertainty, shifting attention to the appeals of national sentimentality—the various efforts undertaken by the regime and ... More


Philosophical Liberalism: Reasonable Judgment

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at the contribution and limitations of Rawls' theory of justice in solving the problem of a politically relevant moral theory (the judgment paradox). Rawls uses for this a liberal ... More


Introduction

Paul M. Sniderman, Michael Bang Petersen, Rune Slothuus, and Rune Stubager

in Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish Cartoon Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161105
eISBN:
9781400852673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161105.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to analyze the political controversy generated by the publication of twelve cartoons, some satirizing the prophet Mohammed, by Danish ... More


Political Judgment and the Vocation of Critical Theory

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents the parameters of political judgment in its relation, on the one hand, to the realm of political conflict and, on the other, to the realm of governance. It then turns to the ... More


Biopolitical Science

Larry Arnhart

in Evolution and Morality: NOMOS LII

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771228
eISBN:
9780814737828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771228.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents a theoretical framework for a biopolitical science that resolves some of the defects in contemporary political science. Critics of the contemporary state of political science ... More


Judgment Unbound: Arendt

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the 1960s, Hannah Arendt endeavored to advance a concept of judgment explicitly set against Kantian moral universalism. This chapter follows this trajectory of conceptualization in order to ... More


From Critique of Power to a Critical Theory of Judgment

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter lays out a larger analytical framework that accommodates a model of political judgment able to combine normative rigor with political cogency. It outlines the key dimensions of this ... More


Judgment beyond Jurisdiction

Christopher Skeaff

in Becoming Political: Spinoza's Vital Republicanism and the Democratic Power of Judgment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226555478
eISBN:
9780226555508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555508.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter interprets Spinoza’s “freedom of philosophizing” (libertas philosophandi) as a term that poses the problem of the relationship between politics and judgment. Situating the idea of ... More


Critical Theory: Political Judgment as Ideologiekritik

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Critical Theory offers a propitious starting point for the articulation of the components of a theory of critical political judgment—one that is both politically realistic and normatively rigorous. ... More


Philosophical Liberalism and Critical Theory in Dispute

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter first discusses the communicative turn that Rawls and Habermas have undertaken, respectively, in Philosophical Liberalism and Critical Theory, prompted by efforts to resolve the judgment ... More


Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Nadia Urbinati

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is usually held that representative government is not strictly democratic, since it does not allow the people themselves to directly make decisions. But here, taking as its guide Thomas Paine's ... More


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