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The Resource Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, (electronic resource)

Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, (electronic resource)

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Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory
Title
Democracy and goodness
Title remainder
a historicist political theory
Statement of responsibility
John R. Wallach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Citizens, political leaders, and scholars invoke the term 'democracy' to describe present-day states without grasping its roots or prospects in theory or practice. This book clarifies the political discourse about democracy by identifying that its primary focus is human activity, not consent. It points out how democracy is neither self-legitimating nor self-justifying and so requires critical, ethical discourse to address its ongoing problems, such as inequality and exclusion. Wallach pinpoints how democracy has historically depended on notions of goodness to ratify its power. The book analyses pivotal concepts of democratic ethics such as 'virtue', 'representation', 'civil rightness', 'legitimacy', and 'human rights' and looks at them as practical versions of goodness that have adapted democracy to new constellations of power in history. Wallach notes how democratic ethics should never be reduced to power or moral ideals. Historical understanding needs to come first to highlight the potentials and prospects of democratic citizenship
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UkCbUP
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Wallach, John R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Democracy
  • Common good
  • Political ethics
Label
Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jan 2018)
Contents
Historicizing democratic ethics -- Democracy and virtue in ancient Athens -- Representation as a political virtue and the formation of liberal democracy -- Rightness : a virtuous discipline for the modern demos -- Democracy and legitimacy : popular justification of states amid contemporary globalization -- Human rights and democracy
Control code
ssib035313098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108524971
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035313098
Label
Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 19 Jan 2018)
Contents
Historicizing democratic ethics -- Democracy and virtue in ancient Athens -- Representation as a political virtue and the formation of liberal democracy -- Rightness : a virtuous discipline for the modern demos -- Democracy and legitimacy : popular justification of states amid contemporary globalization -- Human rights and democracy
Control code
ssib035313098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108524971
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035313098

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