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Democracy and its criticsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Dahl defends democracy against various criticisms, including anarchism and its tenet that even democracy is coercive; the normative view that democracy is less desirable than elite rule; and the ... Read full review
Process versus Process
When Is a People Entitled to the Democratic Process?
PART FIVE THE LIMITS AND POSSIBILITIES OF DEMOCRACY
Democracy Polyarchy and Participation
How Polyarchy Developed in Some Countries
Why Polyarchy Developed in Some Countries
Is Minority Domination Inevitable?
Pluralism Polyarchy and the Common Good
The Problem of Inclusion
Majority Rule and the Democratic Process
Is There a Better Alternative?
Process and Substance
The Common Good as Process and Substance
Democracy in Tomorrows World
Sketches for an Advanced Democratic Country
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Page 17 - The freedom which we enjoy in our government extends also to our ordinary life. There, far from exercising a jealous surveillance over each other, we do not feel called upon to be angry with our neighbor for doing what he likes, or even to indulge in those injurious looks which cannot fail to be offensive, although they inflict no positive penalty.
Page 17 - If we look to the laws, they afford equal justice to all in their private differences; if to social standing, advancement in public life falls to reputation for capacity, class considerations not being allowed to interfere with merit; nor again does poverty bar the way, if a man is able to serve the state, he is not hindered by the obscurity of his condition.
Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights
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