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  1. Representation is Democracy.David Plotke - 1997 - Constellations 4 (1):19-34.
    During the Cold War, arguments about representation were a significant part of international debates about democracy. Proponents of minimal democracy dominated these arguments, and their thin notions of representation became political common sense. I propose a view of representation that differs from the main views advocated during the Cold War. Representation has a central positive role in democratic politics: I gain political representation when my authorized representative tries to achieve my political aims, subject to dialogue about those aims and to (...)
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  2. Democracy and Groups.David Plotke - 2003 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 70 (2):463-498.
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    Democratic Polities and Anti-Democratic Politics.David Plotke - 2006 - Theoria 53 (111):6-44.
    What if anything should democratic polities do with respect to political forces and citizens who oppose democratic practices? One strategy is toleration, understood as non-interference. A second approach is repression, aimed at marginalizing or breaking up non-democratic political forces. I argue for a third approach: democratic states and citizens should respond to non-democratic political forces and ideas mainly through efforts at political incorporation. This strategy can protect democratic practices while respecting citizens' rights; its prospects are enhanced by the diverse political (...)
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    Who Lost Tennessee? Thoughts on the 2000 Election.David Plotke - 2001 - Constellations 8 (3):339-347.
  5. Democracy And.David Plotke - 2003 - Social Research 70 (2):2.