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  1. What Exactly is Voting to Consensual Deliberation?Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2021 - Philosophical Papers 50 (1-2):53-79.
    There have been two parallel views regarding the role of voting in deliberation. The first is that deliberation before the fabrication of balloting was completely devoid of voting. The second is that voting is, not just part of deliberation, but is standard to deliberation. I argue in this article that neither of these views is correct. Implicit voting has always existed across time and space but only as a last resort in the event of a failure of natural unanimity. What (...)
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  • Moderate Communitarianism and the Idea of Political Morality in African Democratic Practice.Hasskei M. Majeed - 2019 - Diametros 61:51-71.
    This paper explores how moderate communitarianism could bring about a greater sense of political morality in the practice of democracy in contemporary Africa. Moderate communitarianism is a thesis traceable to Kwame Gyekye, the Akan philosopher. This thesis is a moderation of the infl uence of the community in the Akan, an African social structure. In ensuring good political morality in the Akan, and therefore the African community, Gyekye proposes moral revolution over the enforcement of the law. I perform two main (...)
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  • Combatting Corruption with Public Deliberation.Emmanuel Ifeanyi Ani - 2015 - South African Journal of Philosophy 34 (1):13-28.
    Building on Seumas Miller’s concept of corruption leads me to conclude that the question of disposition is central to the concept of corruption, which prompts me to consider punishment theories with regard to deterring dispositions to corruption. However, problems with punishment as a stand-alone approach lead me to consider institutional reform recommendations. Although institutional reforms have the weakness of merely engaging corrupt disposition in a hide-and-seek game, I seek to reconcile institutional approaches and moral individualism by suggesting that the former (...)
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