Arthur Goldhammer is the translator for numerous books including Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement, Algerian Chronicles, The Society of Equals, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century. He received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.
Preface; Introduction; Part I. Overseeing Democracy: 1. Vigilance, denunciation, evaluation; 2. The overseers; 3. The thread of history; 4. Legitimacy conflicts; Part II. The Sovereignty of Prevention: 5. From the right of resistance to complex sovereignty; 6. Self-critical democracies; 7. Negative politics; Part III. The People as Judge: 8. Historical references; 9. Almost legislators; 10. The preference for judgement; Part IV. Unpolitical Democracy: 11. The sense of powerlessness and symbols of depoliticization; 12. The populist temptation; 13. Lessons of unpolitical economy; 14. Conclusion: the modern mixed regime.