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Good Government

Democracy beyond Elections

Pierre Rosanvallon gives us precise words and a historical context for understanding [democratic] disenchantment… No one can explain better than he does how executive power…finally emerged as the only effective instrument for the transformation of societies.—Bruno Le Maire, Philosophie Magazine

For Americans, Pierre Rosanvallon’s masterful study relating the history of executive empowerment to crises of democratic representation is unexpectedly timely. A major intervention by a leading French political thinker.—Samuel Moyn, Yale University

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