Majorities and Minorities: Nomos XXXII

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John W. Chapman, Alan Wertheimer
NYU Press, May 1, 1990 - Political Science - 356 pages
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In this thirty-second annual volume in the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy's NOMOS series, entitled Majorities and Minorities, thirteen distinguished contributors consider a diverse selection of topics. Included are essays on legitimacy of the majority, the utilitarian view of majoritarianism, majorities and elections, pluralism and equality, democratic theory, and American democracy and majority rules.

Of Interest to political scientists, philosophers, and legal scholars, this collection brings together a variety of viewpoints. Each author is a leading voice within his or her specialized field.

 

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Contents

A Classical Utilitarian View
24
Rousseau Revisited
44
Three Fallacies Concerning Majorities Minorities
79
Democratic Theory and the Democratic Agent
126
Public Choice Versus Democracy
184
The Status of Minority
207
Reflections on
226
Electoral Power Group Power and Democracy
251
American Democracy and Majority Rule
267
Principles and Caveats in American
308
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John W. Chapman is retired from the University of Pittsburgh where he taught political science.

Alan Wertheimer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont

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