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Common Democracy

Political Representation beyond Representative Democracy

Alexandros Kioupkiolis

. Absolute Democracy beyond Representation? On the other side of the debate, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri (2004: 240–241, 247, 255) uncover a certain promise of absolute democracy that is embedded from the outset in modern democracy—the “rule of everyone

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Avery Poole

significant political diversity among ASEAN member states (see table 1 ); they comprise an absolute monarchy (Brunei Darussalam); socialist/communist one-party states (Laos and Vietnam); dominant-party parliamentary systems (Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and

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The Will of the People?

Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory

Samuel Salzborn

large. However, it is not possible to calculate the most effective and sensible ratio in absolute terms, but only relative ones. The reason for this is that this phenomenon is qualitative and thus a social one, and cannot be resolved by simple

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Does Democratic Theory Need Epistemic Standards?

Grounds for a Purely Procedural Defense of Majority Rule

Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti

agree with in order to effect a change in the will of the state, the easier it is to achieve a concordance between the individual will and the will of the state. Here, then, an absolute majority does in fact constitute the upper limit. Anything less

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Pluralist Democracy and Non-Ideal Democratic Legitimacy

Against Functional and Global Solutions to the Boundary Problem in Democratic Theory

Tom Theuns

despotism (as the saying goes, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”). This is the position that Immanuel Kant takes: The idea of international right presupposes the separate existence of many independent adjoining states. And such a

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Michael Saward

contextual variables and discourses. It may be seen as an emergent property. An assumption of one-best argument for democracy's absolute or comparative justification may be set aside in favor of its plural values. 2. Viewing democracy through the lens of

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Tolerating the Conditionally Tolerant

The Uneasy Case of Salvation Religions

William A. Edmundson

of her faith (whatever they turn out to be) are commensurate with merely secular values. Compliance with what her god or gods demand is of infinite value, which gives them absolute priority over whatever temporal authority demands, whose value is

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The Limits of Liberal Democracy

Prospects for Democratizing Democracy

Viviana Asara

production. This is due to the complete separation of the producer from the conditions of labor (by means of complete expropriation) and to the appropriators’ absolute private property in the means of production. The moment of appropriation is concomitantly

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Filimon Peonidis

absolute independence from their constituents until the next election. Thus, they could betray their voters for a variety of reasons and start passing laws that were contrary to the common good. To avoid this predicament, citizens should have more outlets

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Robin Rodd

, because of its absolute novelty and democratic success, the honor of being examined in further detail. ( Petit Muñoz 2000: 297 , translated by the author) Indeed, the goal of combining regular and temporary mechanisms of democratic participation and