Democracy and Its Critics

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Yale University Press, 1989 - Political Science - 397 pages
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In this prize-winning book, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time makes a major statement about what democracy is and why it is important. Robert Dahl examines the most basic assumptions of democratic theory, tests them against the questions raised by its critics, and recasts the theory of democracy into a new and coherent whole. He concludes by discussing the direction in which democracy must move if advanced democratic states are to exist in the future.
  

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User Review  - Miriam - Goodreads

A good summary of the arguments around republicanism, democracy, and pluralism. It's timely in that he discusses the dangers inherent to democracy in extreme inequality. Read full review

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This book has a lot of information, a lot, so trudging through the pages does pay off in the end. If you are into democratic theory at all you need to read this book. The author uses a sort of ... Read full review

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Contents

To the Democratic CityState
13
Republicanism
24
Anarchism
37
Guardianship
52
A Critique of Guardianship
65
The Idea of Equal Intrinsic Worth
83
Personal Autonomy
97
A Theory of the Democratic Process
106
Process versus Process
176
When Is a People Entitled to the Democratic Process?
193
PART FIVE THE LIMITS AND POSSIBILITIES OF DEMOCRACY
211
Democracy Polyarchy and Participation
225
How Polyarchy Developed in Some Countries
232
Why Polyarchy Developed in Some Countries
244
Is Minority Domination Inevitable?
265
Pluralism Polyarchy and the Common Good
280

The Problem of Inclusion
119
Majority Rule and the Democratic Process
135
Is There a Better Alternative?
153
Process and Substance
163
The Common Good as Process and Substance
299
Democracy in Tomorrows World
311
Sketches for an Advanced Democratic Country
322
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The possibilities of democracy
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Robert Dahl: Democracy and its Critics
En nyutkommen bok, Democracy and its Critics (Yale University Press, 1989), av Robert Dahl ger ett gott exempel på det sagda. Dahl, som nu är professor ...
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Democracy and its Critics. Winter 2000. Tues.-Thurs., 11:10-12:30 ... 11 Democracy and its Critics: An Overview. Reading: Lakoff, chaps. 1 and 2 ...
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About the author (1989)

Robert A. Dahl is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University. His numerous books include, most recently, "How Democratic is the American Constitution?" and "On Democracy,"

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