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    Can Liberal Integrity Handle Disagreement? Perhaps Not.Alexander S. Kirshner - forthcoming - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy:1-8.
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    Nonideal Democratic Authority: The Case of Undemocratic Elections.Alexander S. Kirshner - 2018 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 17 (3):257-276.
    Empirical research has transformed our understanding of autocratic institutions. Yet democratic theorists remain laser-focused on ideal democracies, often contending that political equality is necessary to generate democratic authority. Those analyses neglect most nonideal democracies and autocracies – regimes featuring inequality and practices like gerrymandering. This essay fills that fundamental gap, outlining the difficulties of applying theories of democratic authority to nonideal regimes and challenging long-standing views about democratic authority. Focusing on autocrats that lose elections, I outline the democratic authority of (...)
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    Political and Ethical Action in the Age of Trump.Jennifer Rubenstein, Suzanne Dovi, Erin R. Pineda, Deva Woodly, Alexander S. Kirshner, Loubna El Amine & Russell Muirhead - 2018 - Contemporary Political Theory 17 (3):331-362.
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    Proceduralism and Popular Threats to Democracy.Alexander S. Kirshner - 2010 - Journal of Political Philosophy 18 (4):405-424.
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    Political Representation.Ian Shapiro, Susan C. Stokes, Elisabeth Jean Wood & Alexander S. Kirshner (eds.) - 2010 - Cambridge University Press.
    Political representation lies at the core of modern politics. Democracies, with their vast numbers of citizens, could not operate without representative institutions. Yet relations between the democratic ideal and the everyday practice of political representation have never been well defined and remain the subject of vigorous debate among historians, political theorists, lawyers, and citizens. In this volume, an eminent group of scholars move forward the debates about political representation on a number of fronts. Drawing on insights from political science, history, (...)
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