Democracy A Reader

ISBN-10: 0231124813

ISBN-13: 9780231124812

Edition: 2001

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Description: This reader provides a range of pivotal statements on this important topic from supporters and defenders as well as critics and sceptics, including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Habermas, Scruton, Berry, and Mouffe.

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List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/7/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Ricardo Blaug is senior lecturer in politics at the University of Leeds. John Schwarzmantel is senior lecturer in politics and director of the M.A. program in democratic studies at the University of Leeds.

Introduction: Democracy--Triumph or Crisis?
Traditional Affirmations of Democracy
Pericles, Funeral Oration
Aristotle, The Politics
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Discourses
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
James Madison (et al.), The Federalist Papers
John Stuart Mill, Representative Government
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
The Putney Debates
Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man
The National Assembly of France, Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address
Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Key Concepts
Freedom and Autonomy
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Immanuel Kant, On the Common Saying: 'This May Be True in Theory but It Does not Apply in Practice'
Benjamin Constant, The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns
Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty
Robert Paul Wolff, In Defense of Anarchism
John Locke, The Second Treatise of Government
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
R. H. Tawney, Equality
Bernard Williams, The Idea of Equality
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Edmund Burke, Speech at the Conclusion of the Poll, 3 November 1774
James Mill, Essay on Government
Hannah Fenichel Pitkin, The Concept of Representation
Anne Phillips, The Politics of Presence
Iris Marion Young, Justice and the Politics of Difference
Michael Bakunin, The Illusion of Universal Suffrage
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Parliamentary Isolation
Majority Rule
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Richard Wollheim, A Paradox in the Theory of Democracy
John Stuart Mill, Representative Government
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Giovanni Sartori, The Theory of Democracy Revisited
Robert A. Dahl, Polyarchy, Participation and Opposition
Aristotle, The Politics
T. H. Marshall, Class, Citizenship and Social Development
W. H. Sewell, Jr, Le Citoyen/La Citoyenne
Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman, The Return of the Citizen
Critiques of Democracy
Marxist and Socialist Critiques
Karl Marx, On the Jewish Question
Karl Marx, The Civil War in France
Vladimir Ilich Lenin, The State and Revolution
R. Miliband, Marxism and Politics
C. B. Macpherson, Democratic Theory, Essays in Retrieval
Conservative, Elitist and Authoritarian Critiques
Plato, The Republic
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
Roger Scruton, The Meaning of Conservatism
Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism
Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political
Max Weber, Economy and Society
Robert Michels, Political Parties
Giovanni Sartori, Anti-Elitism Revisited
Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Feminist Critiques
Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Diana Coole, Women in Political Theory
Sheila Rowbotham, Feminism and Democracy
Susan Mendus, Losing the Faith, Feminism and Democracy
Contemporary Issues
Rational Choice
Amartya Sen, The Possibility of Social Choice
Kenneth J. Arrow, Social Choice and Individual Values
Anthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Democracy
Brian Barry, Political Participation as Rational Action
The Market
F. A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism
Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom
David Beetham, Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Democratization
Hilary Wainwright, Arguments for a New Left
Ghia Nodia, Nationalism and Democracy
David Miller, On Nationality
John Schwarzmantel, Two Concepts of the Nation
Charles Taylor, The Dynamics of Democratic Exclusion
Will Kymlicka, Multicultural Citizenship
Iris Marion Young, Justice and the Politics of Difference
Charles W. Mills, The Racial Contract
Beyond the West
Amartya Sen, Democracy as a Universal Value
Bhikhu Parekh, The Cultural Particularity of Liberal Democracy
J. Silverstein, The Idea of Freedom in Burma
Andrew J. Nathan, Chinese Democracy
Geraint Parry and George Moyser, More Participation, More Democracy?
Benjamin R. Barber, Strong Democracy
Hanna Fenichel Pitkin and Sara M. Shumer, On Participation
Michael Walzer, A Day in the Life of a Socialist Citizen
Bernard R. Berelson, Paul F. Lazarsfeld, and William N. McPhee, Voting: A Study of Opinion Formation in a Presidential Campaign
Carole Pateman, Participation and Democratic Theory
Civil Society
Jean L. Cohen and Andrew Arato, Civil Society and Political Theory
Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone
Paul Hirst, Associative Principles and Democratic Reform
Ricardo Blaug, New Developments in Deliberative Democracy
B. Manin, On Legitimacy and Political Deliberation
Jurgen Habermas, The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article
J. S. Fishkin, The Dialogue of Justice: Toward a Self-Reflective Society
The Future of Democracy
Chantal Mouffe, Radical Democracy: Modern or Post-modern?
Barbara Epstein, Radical Democracy and Cultural Politics: What about Class? What about Political Power?
John Stewart, Thinking Collectively in the Public Domain
Barry N. Hague and Brian D. Loader, Digital Democracy: An Introduction
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