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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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Opacity and Transparency

On the ‘Passive Legitimacy’ of Capitalist Democracy

Daniel Hausknost

reification to modern epistemic reification that allowed for the emergence of representative government and of what would later develop into representative democracy. To be sure, epistemic reification as a strategy to construct a black box that produces social

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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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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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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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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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Democracy's Conceptual Politics

Liberalism and Its Others

Christopher Hobson

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

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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