The State of Democratic Theory

by Ian Shapiro

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Political structures: democracy,
  • Social & political philosophy,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Philosophy,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political,
  • Law,
  • Political Philosophy,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Sociology
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL7759092M
ISBN 100691123969
ISBN 109780691123967

The State of Democratic Theory. By Ian Shapiro. (Princeton: Princeton Univer-sity Press, Pp. $) Shapiro presents an original and challenging way to think about democratic politics. This new book is not a review of the state of the subdiscipline, but an argument sustained by engagement with other scholars of politics. The casual. The Basic Concepts of a Liberal Democratic Theory of the State Liberalists believe that everybody is free and equal and has the same rights and choices as anyone else. This is best summed up in the Constitution of the U.S.A., which states "all men are created equal". In a modern Liberal democracy.   The major text begins by surveying the classical theories of the state. The core chapters then address the dominant pluralist and post-pluralist approaches to understanding the modern liberal democratic state, the main critiques from feminism, new elitism, green theory, neo-conservatism, and the challenges of globalization and postmodernism/5(2). Young Democratic Socialists Reading List for Democratic Socialists This a list of excellent books that are recommended for those who wish to better their understanding of democratic socialist theory, history, political strategy and values. Some of titles below are classics and others are more contemporary works.

In this book Ian Shapiro develops and extends arguments that have established him as one of today's leading democratic theorists. Shapiro is hardheaded about the realities of politics and power, and the difficulties of fighting injustice and oppression. Broad ranging in its coverage of the liberal democratic state and other, non-democratic state formations, the book offers chapters on each of the core theories of the modern state. Each chapter is structured in the same way to allow for ease of cross-referencing and for comparisons to be drawn between theories, with parts on Context, Definition. It seeks, further, to account for the threat posed to liberal theory by the imminence of democratic politics in the nineteenth century, and for the disillusionment with liberal democratic theory, as a normative enterprise, that resulted from the experience of the mass politics of radical right nationalism of the inter-war years of the twentieth. The Traditional Theory of Democracy promotes majority rule without violating minority rights, maintaining the willingness to compromise, and recognizing the worth and dignity of all people. Under the Traditional Theory, everyone has the right to participate in government. This participation can occur either by direct or representative vote.

What should we expect from democracy, and how likely is it that democracies will live up to those expectations? In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action. While supporting the cosmopolitan pursuit of a world that respects all rights and interests, James D. Ingram believes political theorists have, in their approach to this project, compromised its egalitarian and emancipatory principles. The book is a significant addition not only to the literature on Gadamer’s hermeneutics but to deliberative democratic theory and political philosophy as well.” —Georgia Warnke, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Ideas & Society, University of California, Riverside, USA.

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This book is very clearly written and well-argued. It provides a good overview of democratic theory for those new to the subject, and, for experts and novices alike, it provides interesting and convincing critiques of existing by: What should we expect from democracy, and how likely is it that democracies will live up to those expectations.

In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action.

Some accounts of democracy’s purposes focus on aggregating. The State of Democratic Theory book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

What should we expect from democracy, and how likely /5. In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, constitutional law, economics, sociology, and psychology, this book is written in Shapiro's characteristic lucid style--a style that engages practitioners within the field while also opening up the debate to newcomers.

What should we expect from democracy, and how likely is it that democracies will live up to those expectations. In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action.

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Ranging over politics, philosophy, constitutional law, economics, sociology, and psychology, this book is written in. T.D. Christiano, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Normative democratic theory deals with the ethical foundations of democracy and democratic institutions.

It does not offer in the first instance a scientific study of those societies that are called democratic. It aims to provide an account of when and why democracy is ethically desirable as well as.

Buy The State of Democratic Theory by Shapiro, Ian (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4). The authors' starting point is the classical theories of the state: pluralism, elite theory, Marxism and market liberalism. They then turn to the contemporary forms of pluralism prevalent in political science, systematically exploring how they address central issues, such as networked governance, globalization, and changing patterns of.

Authors published in Democratic Theory certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field.

A brief but highly accessible and informative guide to the field of democratic theory written with both scholars and the general public in mind.

Dryzek, John, and Patrick Dunleavy. Theories of the Democratic State. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, DOI:. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The State of Democratic Theory by Ian Shapiro at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Ian Shapiro (born Septem ) is a Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale served as the Henry R.

Luce Director of the MacMillan Center at Yale University from to He is known primarily for interventions in debates on democracy and on methods of conducting social science research. In democratic theory, he has argued that democracy's value comes primarily. --Clarissa Rile Hayward, Ohio State University "[Shapiro] is one of the leaders of an emerging literature that combines insights from political theory and empirical scholarship.

In [this book], he deploys both to good effect. The book also couples impressive analytical sophistication with clarity of exposition that makes it accessible to lay. Nearly a decade after the Presidential elections invited a firestorm of questions about the sanctity of our democratic process, there continues to be a heightened interest in the role of state-wide elections officials, typically the state's Secretary of State - this book looks into their pivotal role in the promotion of a healthy : Jocelyn F.

Benson. For all their differences, pluralism, elite theory, Marxism and market liberalism had little or nothing to say about the gendered nature of politics, and how it affects the way that the state works. Feminists argue that as a result they all missed one of the key foundational facts of politics, in the liberal democratic state no less than : In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these constitutional law, economics, sociology, and psychology, this book is written in Shapiro's characteristic lucid style--a style that engages practitioners within the field while also opening up the debate to newcomers.

Table of Cited by: Towards a Social Democratic Theory of the State it can be a respectful one; and thirdly, that it is an agent that ought to be given responsibility for the goals espoused by social democrats. The paper may go some way towards a social democratic theory of the state but it certainly does not constitute one.

It does not outline in any detail the. The aristocratic state, and the man whose nature corresponds to it, are the objects of Plato's analyses throughout much of The Republic's books, as opposed to the other four types of states/men, that are studied primarily in Book VIII.

The aristocratic state that Plato idealizes is composed of three caste-like parts: the ruling class, made up. A must read for democratic theorists and citizens alike!"—Iris Young, University of Chicago "Shapiro delivers what the title suggests: a survey of the issues most discussed by political theorists and the main positions taken, with plenty of references to the literature for those who wish to pursue the subject further.

One of the fundamental philosophical issues in democratic theory is how important it is that political decisions are good decisions, and how important it is that they be made by good or appropriate procedures.

The issue is interesting because these criteria can conflict. In principle, the procedure that would make the best decisions could be utterly elitist or authoritarian. Book Description: What should we expect from democracy, and how likely is it that democracies will live up to those expectations.

InThe State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action.

distinguishing Gutmann's democratic educational theory from the Mill-sian "state of individuals" theory), Gutmann recognizes that "a democratic state must aid children in developing the capacity to under-stand and to evaluate competing conceptions of the good life and the good society.".

--Power and democratic competition --Getting and keeping democracy --Democracy and distribution --Reconsidering the state of democratic theory. Responsibility: Ian Shapiro. More information: Table of contents; Publisher description.

In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action.

And the book ranges even farther than that: The facility with which [Shapiro] incorporates economic theory, ethnographies. In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online.

Please find details to our shipping fees here. RRP: Recommended Retail Price. Reconsidering the State of Democratic Theory. Pages Get Access to Full Text. Bibliography. Pages Get Access to Full Text. Index.

Pages Get Access to Full. organizing a map. Still, the book should give readers with little prior back-ground in democratic theory one overall picture of the lay of the land. Or rather, it covers some land, as the map is not a global one, but is confined to democratic theories in Western Europe and North America and, even.

Democratic Planning Democracy, Power, and Incompetence The Role of the Expert The Government of Science Another Democracy? The Good Society of Rousseau and Marx Democracy and the State in Marx and Lenin Popular Democracy 154 The Theory of Democratic Dictatorship In The State of Democratic Theory, he deploys both to good effect.

The book also couples impressive analytical sophis-tication with clarity of exposition that makes it accessible to lay readers.Opponents of the anarchist thesis hold that the claim of states to a right to rule can be justified, and so states can have legitimate authority, at least under certain conditions.

Democratic theory insists that the democratic nature of political rule is part of the necessary conditions of .