Models of Democracy

ISBN-10: 0804754721

ISBN-13: 9780804754729

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: David Held

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List price: $27.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Preface to the Third Edition
Classic Models
Classical Democracy: Athens
Political ideals and aims
Institutional features
The exclusivity of ancient democracy
The critics
In sum: model I
Republicanism: Liberty, Self-Government and the Active Citizen
The eclipse and re-emergence of homo politicus
The reforging of republicanism
Republicanism, elective government and popular sovereignty
From civic life to civic glory
The republic and the general will
In sum: model IIa
In sum: model IIb
The public and the private
The Development of Liberal Democracy: For and Against the State
Power and sovereignty
Citizenship and the constitutional state
Separation of powers
The problem of factions
Accountability and markets
In sum: model IIIa
Liberty and the development of democracy
The dangers of despotic power and an overgrown state
Representative government
The subordination of women
Competing conceptions of the 'ends of government'
In sum: model IIIb
Direct Democracy and the End of Politics
Class and class conflict
History as evolution and the development of capitalism
Two theories of the state
The end of politics
Competing conceptions of Marxism
In sum: model IV
Variants from the Twentieth Century
Competitive Elitism and the Technocratic Vision
Classes, power and conflict
Bureaucracy, parliaments and nation-states
Competitive elitist democracy
Liberal democracy at the crossroads
The last vestige of democracy?
Democracy, capitalism and socialism
'Classical' v. modern democracy
A technocratic vision
In sum: model V
Pluralism, Corporate Capitalism and the State
Group politics, governments and power
Politics, consensus and the distribution of power
Democracy, corporate capitalism and the state
Accumulation, legitimation and the restricted sphere of the political
In sum: model VI
The changing form of representative institutions
From Postwar Stability to Political Crisis: The Polarization of Political Ideals
A legitimate democratic order or a repressive regime?
Overloaded state or legitimation crisis?
Crisis theories: an assessment
Law, liberty and democracy
In sum: model VII
Participation, liberty and democracy
In sum: model VIII
Democracy after Soviet Communism
The historical backdrop
The triumph of economic and political liberalism?
The renewed necessity of Marxism and democracy from 'below'?
Deliberative Democracy and the Defence of the Public Realm
Reason and participation
The limits of democratic theory
The aims of deliberative democracy
What is sound public reasoning? Impartialism and its critics
Institutions of deliberative democracy
Value pluralism and democracy
In sum: model IX
What Should Democracy Mean Today?
Democratic Autonomy
The appeal of democracy
The principle of autonomy
Enacting the principle
The heritage of classic and twentieth-century democratic theory
Democracy: a double-sided process
Democratic autonomy: compatibilities and incompatibilities
In sum: model Xa
Democracy, the Nation-State and the Global System
Democratic legitimacy and borders
Regional and global flows: old and new
Sovereignty, autonomy and disjunctures
Rethinking democracy for a more global age: the cosmopolitan model
In sum: model Xb
A utopian project?
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