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The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums

Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy

Alice el-Wakil

Still Enjoy an Epistemic Dimension? The Impact of Normative Theory on Empirical Research. ” Communication Theory 16 ( 4 ): 411 – 426 . Hug , Simon . 2008 . “ Some Thoughts about Referendums, Representative Democracy, and Separation of Powers

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Roberto Farneti

polarization as the normative cause of a normative problem. I will continue this line of analysis and open up the discussion on democratic regress to insights from normative theories. Then I will find a theoretical perspective on polarization and democracy

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’Tis but a Habit in an Unconsolidated Democracy

Habitual Voting, Political Alienation and Spectatorship

Anthony Lawrence A. Borja

spectators and active interpreters of the spectacle offered to them’. Furthermore, in line with transcending dichotomies in the context of the predominance of spectatorship in contemporary democracy, Green (2010) proposed a normative theory of plebiscitary

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Nancy S. Love, Sanford F. Schram, Anthony J. Langlois, Luis Cabrera, and Carol C. Gould

scene, Gould works systematically to build the architecture for her normative theory of the relationship of global social justice to democracy. She begins by explaining what she means by the “human rights approach” to global justice. The human rights

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Giving and Taking without Reciprocity

Conversations in South India and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

normative theories about the giving of charitable gifts and alms. As far as the donor is concerned, giving is generally perceived as good, leading to merit or rewards. But some kinds of giving are deemed better than others, for instance, face-to-face giving

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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

arrangement to another. However, the use of analogical arguments for justificatory purposes incurs into major difficulties of all sorts. Indeed, the fact that “we have no substantive normative theory of analogical arguments” ( Bartha, 2010, 3 ) explains why

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A Negative Theory of Justice

Towards a Critical Theory of Power Relations

Leonard Mazzone

their constitutive norms, their material conditions of fulfilment, and/or the performances of their actors; an NToJ is normatively significant even though it does not provide a normative theory of justice: this is possible because the normative