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Propaganda’s Role in Liberal Democratic Societies

Jason Stanley and John B. Min

Stanley and Min discuss how propaganda works in liberal democratic societies. Stanley observes that the inability to address the crisis of liberal democracies can be partially explained by contemporary political philosophy’s penchant for idealized theorizing about norms of justice over transitions from injustice to justice. Whereas ancient and modern political philosophers took seriously propaganda and demagoguery of the elites and populists, contemporary political philosophers have tended to theorize about the idealized structures of justice. This leads to a lack of theoretical constructs and explanatory tools by which we can theorize about real-life political problems, such as mass incarceration. Starting with this premise, Stanley provides an explanation of how propaganda works and the mechanisms that enable propaganda. Stanley further theorizes the pernicious effects that elitism, populism, authoritarianism, and “post-truth” have on democratic politics.

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Dethroning Deliberation

A Response to Caspary

Jeff Jackson

is good evidence for seeing Dewey as taking this position while confronting a structurally unequal society. I will also demonstrate how Caspary and I are nonetheless in agreement that Dewey’s pragmatist philosophy can provide an effective

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The Deliberative Potential of Facultative Referendums

Procedure and Substance in Direct Democracy

Alice el-Wakil

substance, “one of the most striking issues in political philosophy” ( Martí Mármol 2005: 263 ; see also Christiano 2003: 4–6 ), deliberativists actually agree that democracy must have a substantive aspect, and that it should achieve desirable outcomes (see

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Against Analogy

Why Analogical Arguments in Support of Workplace Democracy Must Necessarily Fail

Roberto Frega

characteristic Y; and (4) because A and B share the characteristic X, we conclude that B too shares the characteristic Y. Arguments by analogy are a classical staple in many fields of philosophy. Within political philosophy, they are often used to justify the

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Amit Ron

Political Philosophy 18 ( 2 ): 137 – 155 . 10.1111/j.1467-9760.2008.00316.x Brugha , Ruairí . 2000 . “ Stakeholder Analysis: A Review .” Health Policy and Planning 15 ( 3 ): 239 – 246 . 10.1093/heapol/15.3.239 Cohen , Jean . 1999 . “ Changing

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Alexander Weiss

. Hospitality, Sovereignty, and Democratic Iterations . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Bevir , Mark . 2011 . “ The Contextual Approach .” In The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy, ed. George Klosko , 24 – 39 . Oxford, New

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Leif Lewin

than others, whereas politics influences some more than others. Therefore, instead of political equality, modern political science invokes two other principles—or rather, one philosophy appearing in two different versions, which takes this variation

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

traditional confines of normative political philosophy, it provides a sustained analysis of its own distinctive philosophical justification for a “human rights” approach that argues for social justice and democracy as intimately related, that democracy should

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Ben Berkowitz and Jean-Paul Gagnon

Education .” Journal of Philosophy of Education 46 ( 1 ): 1 – 13 . 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2012.00837.x Zaalouk , Malak . 2014 . “ A Human Economy: A ‘Third Way’ for the Future of Young People in the Middle East and North Africa .” International Review

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Samuel Moyn and Jean-Paul Gagnon

, available online: . Lefort , Claude . 1988 . Democracy and Political Theory . Translated by David Macey . Cambridge : Polity . Lefort , Claude . 2007