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by Nadia Urbinati

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ISBN:
0226842789
Author:
Nadia Urbinati
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press (October 1, 2006)
Pages:
326 pages
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1758 kb
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Nadia Urbinati is the Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory at Columbia University and the author of. .I had mixed opinions about this book. It's an ambitious work of academic scholarship and a challenging book to read

Nadia Urbinati is the Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory at Columbia University and the author of several books, including, most recently, The Tyranny of the Moderns. It's an ambitious work of academic scholarship and a challenging book to read. I was not sure after finishing the book what exactly her main point was.

As Urbinati shows, the idea that representation is incompatible with democracy stems from our modern concept of sovereignty, which identifies . Nadia Urbinati is professor of political science at Columbia University

As Urbinati shows, the idea that representation is incompatible with democracy stems from our modern concept of sovereignty, which identifies politics with a decision maker’s direct physical presence and the immediate act of the will. She goes on to contend that a democratic theory of representation can and should go beyond these identifications. Nadia Urbinati is professor of political science at Columbia University. She is the author of Mill on Democracy, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Библиографические данные. Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy.

As Urbinati shows, the idea that representation is incompatible with democracy stems from our modern concept of sovereignty, which identifies politics with a decision maker's direct physical presence and the immediate act of the will.

Nadia Urbinati is professor of political science at Columbia University. University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Principles and Genealogy. the party in modern democracy goes beyond the. scope of her book; but maybe a theory of. representative democracy cannot avoid making.

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Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy. As Urbinati shows, the idea that representation is incompatible with democracy stems from our modern concept of sovereignty, which identifies politics with a decision maker’s direct physical presence and the immediate act of the will. A central contribution of this book is to counter that prejudice. Urbinati contends that representative democracy is neither an oxymoron nor merely a pragmatic alternative for something we, modern citizens, can no longer have, namely direct democracy (10). Disputing Benjamin Barber’s and Carole Pateman’s theories of participatory democracy on the one hand, and contesting Bernard Manin’s analysis of representation on the other, Urbinati argues that political representation is neither an alienated form of politics nor an aristocratic one.

Nadia Urbinati challenges this accepted wisdom, arguing that political representation deserves to be regarded as a fully legitimate mode of democratic decision making?and not just a pragmatic second choice when direct democracy is not possible. As Urbinati shows, the idea that representation is incompatible with.

It is usually held that representative government is not strictly democratic, since it does not allow the people themselves to directly make decisions. But here, taking as her guide Thomas Paine’s subversive view that “Athens, by representation, would have surpassed her own democracy,” Nadia Urbinati challenges this accepted wisdom, arguing that political representation deserves to be regarded as a fully legitimate mode of democratic decision making—and not just a pragmatic second choice when direct democracy is not possible.As Urbinati shows, the idea that representation is incompatible with democracy stems from our modern concept of sovereignty, which identifies politics with a decision maker’s direct physical presence and the immediate act of the will. She goes on to contend that a democratic theory of representation can and should go beyond these identifications. Political representation, she demonstrates, is ultimately grounded in a continuum of influence and power created by political judgment, as well as the way presence through ideas and speech links society with representative institutions. Deftly integrating the ideas of such thinkers as Rousseau, Kant, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Paine, and the Marquis de Condorcet with her own, Urbinati constructs a thought-provoking alternative vision of democracy.