Persuasion, Power and Polity: A Theory of Democratic Self-organization
This interpretation of classical sources of democratic theory describes routes to self-government. It meshes interpretations of Aristotle's political and ethical writings and the republican ideals of Jefferson and Madison with insights derived from modern sciences of complexity.
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Aristotle and Politics as a Process of Public Persuasion
SelfOrganization in Society
and Public Compromise
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