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Francesco Maria Scanni and Francesco Compolongo

of the 15M movement, catalysed that nation's crisis of bipolarism with its denunciation of the privilege and corruption in politics and finance ( Caruso 2014 Della Porta et al. 2017a ; Martin 2015 ; Torreblanca 2015 ). Finally, in France ex

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Christian Ewert

-speaking canton may have much in common with a French-speaking one. In this regard, a lingua franca is necessary but not sufficient. My questions and doubts regarding Lacey's account are mostly conceptual. First, I do not understand the centrifugal force

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From Schmitt to Foucault

Inquiring the Relationship between Exception and Democracy

Sara Raimondi

that the French author combines with power. By discussing the dynamics internal to the exception as a dialectic between power and resistance, the article contends, it is possible to make room for collective decisional action under exception. This

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Alexander Weiss

before and beyond its familiar lineage from Athens and Rome, the Magna Charta and up until the American and French Revolutions. CDT builds on the results of these historical re-descriptions and adds—based on the strong assumption that democratic praxis

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Simon Tormey and Jean-Paul Gagnon

—starting in the late seventeenth century—it’s clear that the real demand there was for greater representation. Look, for example, at what the Levellers (e.g., Foxley 2013 ) or French Revolutionaries (e.g., Hobsbawm 2001 ) demanded. It’s something that

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Leif Lewin

political capacity among the newly enfranchised as a relevant objection to political equality. Writing in the shadow of the French Revolution and deeply shocked by its bloodbath, Mill warned of the consequences of popular power when it spun out of control

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Samuel Moyn and Jean-Paul Gagnon

is, rather, a signal word with many synonyms that all point to a probably endless account of meanings. Any effort to pin democracy down to one meaning is a labour we're frankly warned against! 18 th century French revolutionaries, for instance

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Neoliberalism, the Left and the Rise of the Far Right

On the Political and Ideological Implications of Capitalism's Subordination of Democracy

Costas Panayotakis

, which can be traced back to the momentous events of the French Revolution ( Carlisle 2019 ; Freeden 2003: 40 ). Though the meaning of the contrast between left and right is not static but has evolved over time ( Carlisle 2019 ), not least with the rise

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Tolerating the Conditionally Tolerant

The Uneasy Case of Salvation Religions

William A. Edmundson

-to-ideal circumstances. That a liberal democratic society is possible, Rawls says, despite the burdens, the pluralism, and the fact of oppression, can be seen by the example of modern constitutional democracies that exist today. France was surely one of the democracies

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Does Democratic Theory Need Epistemic Standards?

Grounds for a Purely Procedural Defense of Majority Rule

Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti

, however, also implicit in the texts of the other authors discussed above. Landemore, for example, begins her book Democratic Reason by posing the question of whether the electorate of her home country (France) made the “right” decision in rejecting the