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The Resource Democracy defended, Gerry Mackie, (electronic resource)

Democracy defended, Gerry Mackie, (electronic resource)

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Democracy defended
Title
Democracy defended
Statement of responsibility
Gerry Mackie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is there a public good? A prevalent view in political science is that democracy is unavoidably chaotic, arbitrary, meaningless, and impossible. Such scepticism began with Condorcet in the eighteenth century, and continued most notably with Arrow and Riker in the twentieth century. In this powerful book, Gerry Mackie confronts and subdues these long-standing doubts about democratic governance. Problems of cycling, agenda control, strategic voting, and dimensional manipulation are not sufficiently harmful, frequent, or irremediable, he argues, to be of normative concern. Mackie also examines every serious empirical illustration of cycling and instability, including Riker's famous argument that the US Civil War was due to arbitrary dimensional manipulation. Almost every empirical claim is erroneous, and none is normatively troubling, Mackie says. This spirited defence of democratic institutions should prove both provocative and influential.--
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Mackie, Gerry
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Contemporary political theory
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Democracy
Label
Democracy defended, Gerry Mackie, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490293
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Is democracy meaningless? Arrow's condition of unrestricted domain
  • 6.
  • Is democracy meaningless? Arrow's condition of the independence of irrelevant alternatives
  • 7.
  • Strategic voting and agenda control
  • 1.
  • A long, dark shadow over democratic politics
  • 2.
  • The doctrine of democratic irrationalism
  • 3.
  • Is democratic voting inaccurate?
  • 4.
  • The Arrow general possibility theorem
Control code
CR9780511490293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 483 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521827089
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252507400
Label
Democracy defended, Gerry Mackie, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511490293
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Is democracy meaningless? Arrow's condition of unrestricted domain
  • 6.
  • Is democracy meaningless? Arrow's condition of the independence of irrelevant alternatives
  • 7.
  • Strategic voting and agenda control
  • 1.
  • A long, dark shadow over democratic politics
  • 2.
  • The doctrine of democratic irrationalism
  • 3.
  • Is democratic voting inaccurate?
  • 4.
  • The Arrow general possibility theorem
Control code
CR9780511490293
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 483 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521827089
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252507400

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