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Sustaining Democracy What We Owe to the Other Side

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ISBN-10: 0197556450

ISBN-13: 9780197556450

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert B. Talisse

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Democracy is not easy. Citizens who disagree sharply about politics must nonetheless work together as equal partners in the enterprise of collective self-government. Ideally, this work would be conducted under conditions of mutual civility, with opposed citizens nonetheless recognizing one another's standing as political equals. But when the political stakes are high, and the opposition seems to us severely mistaken, why not drop the democratic pretences of civil partnership, and simply play to win? Why seek to uphold properly democratic relations with those who embrace political ideas that are flawed, irresponsible, and out of step with justice? Why sustain democracy with political foes? …    
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Book details

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/23/2021
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 184
Size: 5.79" wide x 8.50" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English