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  1. Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework.David M. Estlund - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    Democracy is not naturally plausible. Why turn such important matters over to masses of people who have no expertise? Many theories of democracy answer by appealing to the intrinsic value of democratic procedure, leaving aside whether it makes good decisions. In Democratic Authority, David Estlund offers a groundbreaking alternative based on the idea that democratic authority and legitimacy must depend partly on democracy's tendency to make good decisions.Just as with verdicts in jury trials, Estlund argues, the authority and legitimacy of (...)
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  2. Opinion leaders, independence, and Condorcet's Jury Theorem.David M. Estlund - 1994 - Theory and Decision 36 (2):131-162.
  3. Democracy without preference.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Philosophical Review 99 (3):397-423.
  4. The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy.David M. Estlund (ed.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press USA.
    This volume includes 22 new pieces by leaders in the field on both perennial and emerging topics of keen interest to contemporary political philosophers.
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    Democracy.David M. Estlund (ed.) - 2001 - Malden, MA: Blackwell.
    Democracy brings together some of the most sophisticated thinking on democratic theory in one concise volume. Written by experts in the field, these contemporary readings are distinctively philosophical, but will appeal to students in historical, empirical, legal, or policy- oriented disciplines which deal with democratic theory.
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  6. Mutual benevolence and the theory of happiness.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (4):187-204.
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  7. The Persistent Puzzle of the Minority Democrat.David M. Estlund - 1989 - American Philosophical Quarterly 26 (2):143 - 151.
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    Defining the Family: Law, Technology, and Reproduction in an Uneasy Age.Janet L. Dolgin, David M. Estlund & Martha C. Nussbaum - 2002 - Hypatia 17 (3):254-256.
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    Mutual Benevolence and the Theory of Happiness.David M. Estlund - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (4):187-204.
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    Books in Review.David M. Estlund - 1992 - Political Theory 20 (4):694-697.
  11. The Normative Grounds of Social Criticism: Kant, Rawls, and Habermas.David M. Estlund - 1992 - Political Theory 20 (4):694-697.
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  12. The Theoretical Interpretation of Voting.David M. Estlund - 1986 - Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison
    The present thesis is intended as a contribution toward a Rousseauean theory of democracy. The central problem discussed is how the act of voting must be interpreted in democratic theory. The notion of a theoretical interpretation of voting is discussed in Chapter One. A theory of democracy must include an interpretation of the act of voting if any praise or criticism of democracy is to be possible. The theoretical interpretation is distinct from an empirical account of voting behavior, and also (...)
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    Book Review:The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance. Steven Shiffrin. [REVIEW]David M. Estlund - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):871-.
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    Review of Steven Shiffrin: The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance.[REVIEW]David M. Estlund - 1992 - Ethics 102 (4):871-874.
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    Review of Alan Hamlin: The Good Polity: Normative Analysis of the State[REVIEW]David M. Estlund - 1990 - Ethics 101 (1):189-191.