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  1. Democratic Elections Without Campaigns? Normative Foundations of National Baha'i Elections.Arash Abizadeh - 2005 - World Order 37 (1):7-49.
    National Baha’i elections, conducted world-wide without nominations, competitive campaigns, or parties, challenge the emerging consensus that the only truly democratic elections are multiparty elections in which each party’s candidates compete freely for votes. National Baha’i electoral institutions are based on three core values: respect for the inherent dignity of each person, the unity and solidarity of persons collectively, and the justice and fairness of institutions. While liberal political philosophy interprets respect for dignity exclusively in terms of equality and freedom, the (...)
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  2. Kwasi Wiredu’s Consensual Democracy: Prospects for Practice in Africa.Martin Odei Ajei - 2016 - European Journal of Political Theory 15 (4):445-466.
    A political challenge facing constitutional democracies in Africa is the lack of adequate representation and participation of citizens in democratic processes and institutions. This challenge is manifest in the vesting of power solely in, and the exercise of this power by, a sectional group – the majority party – to the exclusion of others; as evinced in the liberal democratic systems extensively practised on the continent. Wiredu proposes as a solution to these challenges the adoption of consensual democracy; an indigenous, (...)
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  3. Is Judicial Review Democratic? A Comment on Harel.L. Alexander - 2003 - Law and Philosophy 22 (s 3-4):277-283.
  4. What is the Problem of Judicial Review?Larry Alexander - 2007 - In José Rubio Carrecedo (ed.), Political Philosophy: New Proposals for New Questions: Proceedings of the 22nd Ivr World Congress, Granada 2005, Volume Ii = Filosofía Política: Nuevas Propuestas Para Nuevas Cuestiones. Franz Steiner Verlag.
  5. Ciencia y Democracia ¿Cuál es la relación?Armando Aranda-Anzaldo - 2016 - Ludus Vitalis 24 (46):147-150.
    Los editores de la revista han planteado dos preguntas: ¿Están los ciudadanos en condiciones de incorporar el espíritu científico en sus deliberaciones públicas? ¿Es esto requisito necesario para la democracia? Así, este artículo pretende ofrecer una respuesta que va más allá de tales preguntas.
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  6. The Rationality of Voting and Duties of Elected Officials.Marcus Arvan - forthcoming - In Emily Crookston, David Killoren & Jonathan Trerise (eds.), Ethics in Politics: The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents. New York, USA: Routledge. pp. 239-253.
    In his recent article in Philosophy and Public Affairs, 'The Paradox of Voting and Ethics of Political Representation', Alexander A. Guerrero argues it is rational to vote because each voter should want candidates they support to have the strongest public mandate possible if elected to office, and because every vote contributes to that mandate. The present paper argues that two of Guerrero's premises require correction, and that when those premises are corrected several provocative but compelling conclusions follow about the rationality (...)
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  7. Crisis of Political Parties and Representative Democracies: Rethinking Parties in Associational, Experimentalist Governance.Veit Bader - 2014 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 17 (3):350-376.
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  8. Democratic Inclusion, Law, and Causes.Ludvig Beckman - 2008 - Ratio Juris 21 (3):348-364.
    Abstract. In this article two conceptions of what it means to say that all affected persons should be granted the right to vote in democratic elections are distinguished and evaluated. It is argued that understanding "affected" in legal terms, as referring to the circle of people bound by political decisions, has many advantages compared to the view referring to everyone affected in mere causal terms. The importance of jurisdictions in deciding rights to democratic influence should hence be recognized more clearly (...)
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  9. Schmitt and the Problem of Democracy. Nostalgia of Transcedence and Representation as a Search for Democracy.Cassio Correa Benjamin - 2008 - Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 49 (118):417-441.
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  10. Mark B. Brown.Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation. Xiii + 354 Pp., Bibls., Index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2009. $28. [REVIEW]Matthew J. Brown - 2010 - Isis 101 (3):686-687.
  11. Teze o Přelití V Participativní Demokracii: Empirická Relevance a Normativní Udržitelnost [The Spillover Thesis in Participatory Democratic Theory: Empirical Relevance and Normative Defensibility].Jan Čambora & Pavel Dufek - 2016 - Czech Political Science Review 22 (2):75–102.
    The paper focuses on the “spillover thesis” which constitutes a pillar of much of contemporary participatory democratic theory; specifically, we assess the claim that workplace democratization leads to a higher degree of political participation amongst labourers. The paper analyses the thesis as formulated by Carole Pateman, including its later revisions triggered by ambiguous results of empirical studies aiming to (dis)prove it. The spillover thesis is then confronted with important methodological and theoretical critiques, the upshot being that in order to be (...)
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  12. Rods and Axes.Al Carthill - 1928 - London: W. Blackwood & Sons.
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  13. Voti e altri buchi elettorali.Roberto Casati & Achille C. Varzi - 2008 - Rivista di Estetica 48 (37):169-194.
    A philosophical dialogue on the functioning, the limits, and the paradoxes of our electoral practices, dealing with such basic questions as: What is a vote? How do we count votes? And do votes really count?
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  14. Representation Reloaded: Why Socrates Should Die Again. [REVIEW]Laurent de Sutter - 2013 - Foundations of Science 18 (2):327-329.
    Are we to get rid with representation after all? Since World War II, political philosophy seems to have devoted itself to either the intellectual sabotage of representation, or its defence against all evidence. Nobody seems to have thought that the problem with political representation might be the fact that the way it was thought was by no means correct. Considered as a fundamental principle of Western democracies, it might be at the very level of what a principle implies that representation (...)
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  15. Political Representation.Suzanne Dovi - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  16. Democratisation of Democracy? On the Discontinuity Between Empirical and Normative Theories of Democracy.Pavel Dufek & Jan Holzer - 2013 - Representation 49 (2):117–131.
    The paper considers the gap that exists between between normative and empirical theories of democracy. Empirical theories usually stop in their aspirations where normative theories get off the ground, that is, they take the model of liberal democracy as their normative horizont. This is a confusing situation especially with regard to the possibilities of enhancing the quality of existing liberal democracies. We argue that a simple recalibration of democracy indexes, so as to include normatively more demanding considerations, is impossible, due (...)
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  17. A Case for Global Democracy? Arms Exports and Conflicting Goals in Democracy Promotion.Pavel Dufek & Michal Mochťak - forthcoming - Journal of International Relations and Development.
    Employing the framework of conflicting goals in democracy promotion as departure point, the paper addresses the issue of arms exports to non-democratic countries as an important research topic which points to a reconsideration of certain fundamental conceptual and normative commitments underpinning democracy promotion. Empirically, we remind of the lingering hypocrisy of Western arms exporters, knowing that exports to non-democratic countries often hinder or block democratisation. This is not easily circumvented, because of the many conflicting objectives both internal and external to (...)
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  18. Representation Through Deliberation – The European Case.Erik Oddvar Eriksen & John Erik Fossum - 2012 - Constellations 19 (2):325-339.
  19. Die Grenzen der Demokratie.Annette Förster & Matthias Lemke (eds.) - 2017 - Wiesbaden: Springer.
  20. Electoral Dioramas: On the Problem of Representation in Voting Advice Applications.Thomas Fossen & Bert van den Brink - 2015 - Representation 51 (3):341-358.
    Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) are online tools designed to help citizens decide how to vote. They typically offer their users a representation of what is at stake in an election by matching user preferences on issues with those of parties or candidates. While the use of VAAs has boomed in recent years in both established and new democracies, this new phenomenon in the electoral landscape has received little attention from political theorists. The current academic debate is focused on epistemic aspects (...)
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  21. The Evolution of Rousseau's View of Representative Government.Richard Fralin - 1978 - Political Theory 6 (4):517-536.
  22. Lost in Translation: Centripetal Individualism and the Classical Concept of Descending Representation.Alin Fumurescu - 2011 - European Journal of Political Theory 10 (2):156-176.
    The article argues that by the 17th century, despite the increased intellectual exchanges of the time, two different kind of individualism were developing across the Channel — one labeled here as ‘centripetal’, the other one as ‘centrifugal’. On the French side, one witnesses a focus on forum internum, as the only site of uniqueness and authenticity. On the British side, the emphasis switched to forum externum and the equality of wills. The article explores the consequences of these different self-apprehensions of (...)
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  23. Making Representative Democracy Work: Andrew Rehfeld . The Concept of Constituency: Political Representation, Democratic Legitimacy, and Institutional Design New York: Cambridge University Press. 259 Pp. $88 . Kevin O'Leary . Saving Democracy: A Plan for Real Representation in America Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 290 Pp. $22.95. [REVIEW]H. K. Gerken - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (6):838-844.
  24. Making Representative Democracy Work. [REVIEW]Heather K. Gerken - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (6):838 - 844.
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  25. La funzione del parlamento.Ludovico Geymonat - forthcoming - (l'Unità).
  26. Two Concepts of Democracy.Holly Smith Goldman - 1981 - In Norman Bowie (ed.), Ethical Issues in Government. Temple University Press.
  27. Rethinking Democratic Theory: The American Case.Philip Green & Drucilla Cornell - 2005 - Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (4):517–535.
  28. On Marie Collins Swabey’s “Publicity and Measurement”.Alexander A. Guerrero - 2015 - Ethics 125 (2):555-558,.
  29. Against Elections: The Lottocratic Alternative.Alexander A. Guerrero - 2014 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (2):135-178.
  30. Coercion, Political Accountability, and Voter Ignorance: The Mistaken Medicaid Expansion Ruling in Nfib V. Sebelius.Alexander A. Guerrero - 2013 - Public Affairs Quarterly 27 (3).
  31. The Paradox of Voting and the Ethics of Political Representation.Alexander A. Guerrero - 2010 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 38 (3):272-306.
  32. An Argument for Voting Abstention.Nathan Hanna - 2009 - Public Affairs Quarterly 23 (4):279-286.
    I argue that voting abstention may be obligatory under certain non-trivial conditions. Following recent work on voting ethics, I argue that the obligation to abstain under certain conditions follows from a duty not to vote badly. Whether one votes badly, however, turns on more than one's reasons for wanting a particular candidate elected or policy implemented. On my account, one's reasons for voting at all also matter, and one can be in a position where there is no way to exercise (...)
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  33. Street-Level Epistemology and Democratic Participation.Russell Hardin - 2002 - Journal of Political Philosophy 10 (2):212–229.
  34. Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy. [REVIEW]Brian G. Henning - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (1):164-166.
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  35. Jeremy Bentham and Representative Democracy. A Study of the 'Constitutional Code'.L. J. Hume - 1985 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (3):444-445.
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  36. Climate Change and Human Moral Enhancement.Tvrtko Jolic - 2014 - In Mladen Domazet & Dinka Marinovic Jerolimov (eds.), Sustainability Perspectives from the European Semi-periphery. Institute for social research. pp. 79-91.
    In this article I discuss a recent proposal according to which human beings are in need of moral enhancement by novel biomedical means in order to reduce the risk of catastrophes that could threaten the very possibility of continued human existence on this planet. I raise two objections to this proposal. The first objection claims that the idea that human beings could be morally enhanced by altering our emotional psychological inclinations, such as altruism, is misguided. In the line with Kantian (...)
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  37. De Facto Legitimacy and Popular Will.Jonathan Waskan - 1998 - Social Theory and Practice 24 (1):25-56.
  38. The Moral Distinctiveness of Representative Democracy.George Kateb - 1981 - Ethics 91 (3):357-374.
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  39. Representative Democracy and the Public Trust.Evelyn Keyes - 2003 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (1):29-35.
    The “Idea of Intrinsic Equality” is central to democracy, but in what respects are persons intrinsically equal, and what requirements, if any, does their equality impose on a process for making collective decisions? This paper seeks to answer that question with respect to our own representative democracy. It examines three theories of collective decision-making that arguably characterize the democratic process under the United States Constitution. It concludes that, while all preserve the Idea of Intrinsic Equality in the election of representatives (...)
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  40. Hopeful Losers? A Moral Case for Mixed Electoral Systems.Loren King - 2015 - Les Ateliers de l'Éthique / the Ethics Forum 10 (2):107-121.
    Loren King | : Liberal democracies encourage citizen participation and protect our freedoms, yet these regimes elect politicians and decide important issues with electoral and legislative systems that are less inclusive than other arrangements. Some citizens inevitably have more influence than others. Is this a problem? Yes, because similarly just but more inclusive systems are possible. Political theorists and philosophers should be arguing for particular institutional forms, with particular geographies, consistent with justice. | : Les démocraties libérales encouragent la participation (...)
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  41. Democracy and Lay Participation: The Case of NICE.Annabelle Lever - 2013 - In Henry Kipppin Gerry Stoker (ed.), The Future of Public Service Reform. bloomsbury academic press.
    What is the role of lay deliberation – if any – in health-care rationing, and administration more generally? Two potential answers are suggested by recent debates on the subject. The one, which I will call the technocratic answer, suggests that there is no distinctive role for lay participation once ordinary democratic politics have set the goals and priorities which reform should implement. Determining how best to achieve those ends, and then actually achieving them, this view suggests, is a matter for (...)
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  42. Mill and the Secret Ballot: Beyond Coercion and Corruption.Annabelle Lever - 2007 - Utilitas 19 (3):354-378.
    In Considerations on Representative Government, John Stuart Mill concedes that secrecy in voting is often justified but, nonetheless, maintains that it should be the exception rather than the rule. This paper critically examines Mill’s arguments. It shows that Mill’s idea of voting depends on a sharp public/private distinction which is difficult to square with democratic ideas about the different powers and responsibilities of voters and their representatives, or with legitimate differences of belief and interest amongst voters themselves. Hence, it concludes, (...)
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  43. Democracy and Judicial Review: Are They Really Incompatible?Annabelle Lever - 2007 - Public Law:280-298.
    This article shows that judicial review has a democratic justification even though judges may be no better at protecting rights than legislatures. That justification is procedural, not consequentialist: reflecting the ability of judicial review to express and protect citizen’s interests in political participation, political equality, political representation and political accountability. The point of judicial review is to symbolize and give expression to the authority of citizens over their governors, not to reflect the wisdom, trustworthiness or competence of judges and legislators. (...)
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  44. Human Visibility and Democratic Space.C. Michael Liberato - manuscript
    This paper is on the meaning of egalitarian relationships within democratic spaces. But it is more of an exploratory work than analytical. I propose that we rethink the way we understand democratic relationships and suggest that the notion of human visibility is much more critical for designing our social institutions than are principles of organizing equal participation. -/- By distinguishing between conditions of public order and conditions of public visibility, I hope to show that the problem of democratic stability (and (...)
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  45. Acting Through Others: Kant and the Exercise View of Representation.Reidar Maliks - 2009 - Public Reason 1 (1):9-26.
    Democratic theorists are usually dismissive about the idea that citizens act “through” their representatives and often hold persons to exercise true political agency only at intervals in elections. Yet, if we want to understand representative government as a proper form of democracy and not just a periodical selection of elites, continuous popular agency must be a feature of representation. This article explores the Kantian attempt to justify that people can act “through” representatives. I call this the “exercise view” of representation (...)
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  46. Suicide by Democracy-an Obituary for America and the World.Starks Michael - 2016 - In Michael Starks (ed.), Philosophy, Human Nature and the Collapse of Civilization Michael Starks (2016). pp. 629-656.
    America and the world are in the process of collapse from excessive population growth, most of it for the last century and now all of it due to 3rd world people. Consumption of resources and the addition of 4 billion more ca. 2100 will collapse industrial civilization and bring about starvation, disease, violence and war on a staggering scale. Billions will die and nuclear war is all but certain. In America this is being hugely accelerated by massive immigration and immigrant (...)
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  47. Democratic Statecraft: Political Realism and Popular Power by J.S. Maloy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 236pp., £18.99, ISBN 978 0 521 14558 9. [REVIEW]Corrado Morricone - 2015 - Political Studies Review 13 (1):92-93.
  48. Where is the Representative Turn Going?Sofia Näsström - 2011 - European Journal of Political Theory 10 (4):501-510.
  49. Dinámica comunitaria y deliberativa en primarias abiertas.María G. Navarro - manuscript
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  50. Consensuar y disentir en un modelo de democracia contestataria.María G. Navarro - 2016 - Revista de Filosofía Conceptos 8:110-127.
    The relationship between the necessity to ensure that information is shared in the stages of deliberation and the overcoming of what Dryzek (2001) called constriction of deliberative economy is directly related to the proponents and opponents’ propensity to submit and add information differently, in a plural manner. This article describes the salient features of the deliberative turn in order to defend that this propensity is not individual. The evolution of the public space in science and in politics are both paradigmatic (...)
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