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The Resource Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

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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, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
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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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Wallach, John R.,
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Democracy
  • Common good
  • Political ethics
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Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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
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on1006517114
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781108435567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006517114
Label
Democracy and goodness : a historicist political theory, John R. Wallach, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
on1006517114
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781108435567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006517114

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