Theories of Democracy: A Critical Introduction

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Political Science - 248 pages
This is the first book to be published in this exciting new series on political philosophy. Cunningham provides a critical and clear introduction to the main contemporary approaches to democracy: participatory democracy, classic and radical pluralism, deliberative democracy, catallaxy, and others. Also discussed are theorists in the background of current democratic thought, such as Tocqueville, Mill, and Rousseau. The book includes applications of democratic theories including an extended discussion of democracy and globalisation.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Problems of democracy
15
Chapter 3 Liberal democracy
27
Chapter 4 Liberal democracy and the problems
52
Chapter 5 Classic pluralism
73
Chapter 6 Catallaxy
101
Chapter 7 Participatory democracy
123
Chapter 8 Democratic pragmatism
142
Chapter 9 Deliberative democracy
163
Chapter 10 Radical pluralism
184
globalization
198
Bibliography
218
Subject index
239
Name index
244
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