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Republican Constitutionalism

Plebeian Institutions and Anti-Oligarchic Rules

Camila Vergara

inevitable degradation of the system of restraints and incentives aimed at limiting the oligarchic tendencies of representative government, ‘the vices which will corrupt even the best organised constitution if it remains unaltered’ (221). Condorcet

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Democratic Procedures Are Not Inherently Democratic

A Critical Analysis of John Keane's The New Despotism (Harvard University Press, 2020)

Gergana Dimova

: Cambridge University Press . Manin , Bernard . 1997 . The Principles of Representative Government . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Milton Edwards , Beverly . 1993 . “ Facade Democracy and Jordan .” British Journal of Middle Eastern

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Democratic Theory and the Empirical Study of Popular Vote Processes

Spencer McKay

, Bryan . 2010 . “ Representative Government and Popular Sovereignty .” In Political Representation , ed. Alexander S. Kirshner , Elisabeth Jean Wood , Ian Shapiro , and Susan C. Stokes , 90 – 110 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press

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Book Reviews

Dominik Austrup, Marion Repetti, Andreas Avgousti, Th. W. Bottelier, and Antonin Lacelle-Webster

constraining rulers to obtain consent from their people” (102). It comes in two variants: the direct form Stasavage calls early democracy, which boasted constant if restricted political participation, and the indirect, representative government without mandates

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Nyerere and the African Theory of Democracy

Conrad John Masabo

circumstances where the element of freedom is the decisive factor” (Cory 1953, as quoted by Hunter 2015: 79 ). For Malcolm, since “democracy has many forms, thus, representative government as practiced in Great Britain is one; and it may not be audacious to

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Democracy's Conceptual Politics

Liberalism and Its Others

Christopher Hobson

.” Thesis Eleven 26 ( 1 ): 46 – 53 . https://doi.org/10.1177/072551369002600104 Manin , Bernard . 1996 . The Principles of Representative Government . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Mann , Michael . 2005 . The Dark Side of

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Toward a Grounded Theory of Democracy

A Trial Using Political Speeches from Different Times, Places, and Contexts

Rolf Frankenberger and Daniel Buhr

, whereas the fulfillment of the will of the people points at a more unspecific responsibility to bring about the will of the people. This could theoretically include an enlightened monarch as well as a representative government, or a strong party, as long

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Britain, Brexit and Euroscepticism

Anthropological Perspectives on Angry Politics, Technopopulism and the UK Referendum

Cris Shore

schooled in the convoluted first-past-the-post system of representative government there was something intoxicating about the referendum's simplicity and its violence. For a fleeting moment, The People really were sovereign. One reason for that sense

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Liberalism, Pluralism and the Sphere Division in Harold Laski

Gal Gerson

‘from the dangers of democratic nationalism’ ( Laski 1939: 238 ). Locke's notion of a social contract that obligates us to the exclusion of loyalty to foreign princes, Mill's perception of collective sovereignty and representative government as

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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

legitimacy of the political order is subsequently tested—no longer seems so problematic. The legitimacy of the constitution of an existing polity is driven by a demand for more representative government by a people already “bounded” both corporately and