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Benjamin Abrams

. Tocqueville's account of Democracy in America was largely exuberant about the novel experiments being conducted in the New World, but his enthusiasm was marred by two latent political forces, which the budding political sociologist feared would spark a shift

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Televised Election Debates in a Deliberative System

The Role of Framing and Emotions

Emma Turkenburg

). Politicians in election debates often use emotional appeals to persuade their audience. Fear, for instance, is widely used to convince people of a standpoint ( Altheide 2006 ). Politicians sometimes appeal to people's suspicion of the unknown and fear of

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Phillip Becher, Katrin Becker, Kevin Rösch, and Laura Seelig

's death in 1966, former West German chancellor Ludwig Erhard—political flagship of the social market economy—praised his works as a “decisive inspiration in his journey toward liberalism” ( Kolev 2019: xxi ). The fear of the people and the distaste for

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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

, dissenting. They may take it to the next level and seek to overthrow the regime. This feasible perspective of democratic procedures benefiting the demos, and not the elites, is what despotisms fear the most. Their fears are justified. Mikhail Gorbachev

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

Stasavage to infer there is reason “not to fear, despite indications, for the future of democracy in the United States and Western Europe” (305). This narrative redoubles the hallowed opinion that Anglo-Americans are indeed exceptional; from Stasavage's talk

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Democracy's Conceptual Politics

Liberalism and Its Others

Christopher Hobson

democracy, the first decades of this century have been defined by increasing doubts and fears. In their introduction, the editors are explicit in their hope that, “by paying attention to these marginalized conceptions of democracy we contribute to the

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Resist and Revivify

Democratic Theory in a Time of Defiance

Jean-Paul Gagnon and Emily Beausoleil

the creation of a society in which “common” individuals do not live a life that actively cultivates civil liberty. This life, as we understand it, is one that tries to lessen the fear and hatred that sometimes germinates among, and between, people

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Juan M. del Nido

work, and responsibility of neoliberal democracy on the other. In particular, López-Pedreros argues the intervention to develop a middle-class subjectivity in Colombia during the second half of the twentieth century was motivated by the fears of the

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Enacting Candor

Podemos and the Analytical Potential of Ocular Democracy

Manuel Kautz

's fear of losing control over the decision-making process’” (2021: 736). As already mentioned, much higher participation rates were achieved on other occasions such as referenda on specific issues (e.g., possible government pacts) or intra

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Democracies in the Ethnosphere

An Anthropologist's Lived Experiences of Indigenous Democratic Cultures

Wade Davis and Jean-Paul Gagnon

instead feel that their votes are so meaningless that they can be tossed away on a candidate whose only qualification is his willingness to reinforce their hatreds, give meaning to their fears, and target their enemies real and imagined, that surely is a