Democracy and the Limits of Self-Government

ISBN-10: 0521140110
ISBN-13: 9780521140119
Edition: 2010
Authors: Adam Przeworski
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Introduction
Democracy and �Democracy�
Ideals, Actions, and Interests
Equality, Participation, Representation, and Liberty
Self-Government of the People
The Ideal of Self-Government
�Self-Government of the People�
Self-Government in the Presence of Heterogeneity
Democracy as a Method of Processing Conflicts
Self-Government and Rotation in Office
Second-Best Self-Government
Two Theorems
A Caveat
Beyond Social Choice Theory
A Brief History of Representative Institutions
From Representative Institutions to Democracy
The Rise of Representative Institutions
Suffrage
Electoral Participation
Legislative-Executive Relations
Equality
Introduction
Pedigree: Aristocracy and Democracy
Democracy and Equality
Do Suffrage Restrictions Violate Democratic Ideology?
Democracy and Property
Democracy and Income Distribution
Closing the Circle
Choice and Participation
Introduction
Choice in Elections
Democracy and Participation
The Role of the People Between Elections
Voting, Electing, and Civil Peace
Voting and Electing
Elections and Civil Peace
Agency
Introduction
The Structure of Government
The Problem to be Solved
Functions and Powers
The Balance of Powers
Divided Implies Limited?
Protecting the Status Quo
Neutrality and Supermajority
Bicameralism and Supermajority Rule
Some Facts
Democracy and Majority Rule
Citizens and Governments
Liberty
Introduction
Disabling Is Enabling
�Liberty Is Everything�
Liberty as Enumerated Rights
Democracy as an Implementation of Self-Government in Our Times
References
Name Index
Subject Index
Country Index

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