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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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Jan Ifversen

history, they have to begin and end somewhere. Every narrative has a beginning and an ending. Historians will normally escape mythical ideas of absolute beginnings and relativize endings. For them there is no end to history. Particular narratives might be

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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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Jean Terrier

historically accurate to suggest that pluralists have rarely been proponents of absolute pluralization. The contribution of this article will be, first, to give some plausibility to these two observations, and second, to offer an explanation of the unavoidable

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Representative Government in the Dutch Provinces

The Controversy over the Stadtholderate (1705–1707) and Simon van Slingelandt

Bert Drejer

origin in the choices that had been made after William's death in 1584. 77 It was then that the States of Holland first assumed absolute power and started to use “that part of sovereignty which had previously belonged to the count in an absolute way.” 78

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The Modernity of Political Representation

Its Innovative Thrust and Transnational Semantic Transfers during the Sattelzeit (Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries)

Samuel Hayat and José María Rosales

restore absolute autocracies. The individual rational bourgeois citizen, already at the center of the public sphere since the eighteenth century, 19 became the ubiquitous legitimizing figure on which any modern government, even a conservative one, should

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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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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