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Democracy without Politics

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$42.00 • £36.95 • €38.95

ISBN 9780674058224

Publication Date: 02/09/2012


314 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • Introduction: Democracy as Self-Subverting
  • 1. “More than Kings yet Less than Men”: Tocqueville on the New Extremes of Democratic Society
    • I. The Dualism of Democratic Society
    • II. Democratic Degradation: Equality, Mediocrity, Domestication
    • III. Democratic Grandeur: Openness and the Absence of Hierarchy
  • 2. Civilization without the Discontents: Tocqueville on Democracy as the Social State of Nature
    • I. Freedom, Equality, Power
    • II. The Freedom of Openness
    • III. Norms of Association in Democracy
  • 3. The Regime of Revolution: Claude Lefort on History, Nature, and Convention after the Democratic Revolution
    • I. Democracy as Natural
    • II. The Revolutionary Phenomenon of Opening
    • III. Democracy as the Historical Society par Excellence
  • 4. Political Phoenix: Sheldon Wolin on the Limits and Limitlessness of Democracy
    • I. The Economic Polity
    • II. Liberal Democracy: The Abstract “We”
    • III. Archaic Democracy: The Communal “We”
    • IV. Fugitive Democracy: The Revolutionary “We”
  • Conclusion: Despotism and Democratic Silence
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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