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Debating Ethics

Debating Democracy

Do We Need More or Less?

Landemore, Helene (Professor of Political Science, Professor of Political Science, Yale University) & Brennan, Jason (Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, Georgetown University)

Debating Democracy

Debating Ethics

Debating Democracy

Do We Need More or Less?

Debating Ethics: Debating Democracy

 

In this accessible book, leading scholars Jason Brennan and Hélène Landemore ask, what good is democracy and is there any better alternative? Brennan argues that democracy suffers from built-in systematic flaws.


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Beschrijving Debating Ethics: Debating Democracy

Around the world, faith in democracy is falling. Russia, Turkey, and Venezuela have moved from flawed democracies to authoritarian regimes. Brexit and the rise of far-right parties show that even stable Western democracies are struggling. Partisanship and mutual distrust are increasing. What, if anything, should we do about these problems? In this accessible work, leading philosophers Jason Brennan and Hélène Landemore debate whether the solution lies in having less democracy or more.

Brennan argues that democracy has systematic flaws, and that democracy does not and cannot work the way most of us commonly assume. He argues the best solution is to limit democracy's scope and to experiment with certain voting systems that can overcome democracy's problems.

Landemore argues that democracy, defined as a regime that distributes power equally and inclusively, is a better way to generate good governance than oligarchies of knowledge. To her, the crisis of "representative democracy" comes in large part from its glaring democratic deficits. The solution is not just more democracy, but a better kind, which Landemore theorizes as "open democracy."


ISBN
9780197540817
Pagina's
296
Verschenen
Serie
Debating Ethics
NUR
754
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

Politicologie