Democracy to Come: Politics as Relational Praxis

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In this book Fred Dallmayr lays the groundwork for a new understanding of democracy. He argues that democracy is not a stable system anchored in a manifest authority (like monarchy), but is sustained by the recessed and purely potential rule of the "people." Hence, democracy has to constantly reinvent itself, resembling theologically a creatio continua. Like one of Calder's mobiles, democracy for him involves three basic elements that must be balanced constantly: the people, political leaders, and policy goals. Where this ...

Democracy to Come: Politics as Relational Praxis 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190670979

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