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Democracy andits discontents

development, interdependence and U.S. policy in Latin America

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        StatementRowman & Littlefield
        PublishersRowman & Littlefield
        LC Classifications1995
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        Paginationxvi, 57 p. :
        Number of Pages61
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        ISBN 100847680851

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To prove that he was better at governance, Khan had to be better than the traditional parties. Advisory councils of randomly chosen citizens cannot replace elections, nor should they.

Fukuyma went to a predominantly Jewish, strongly left-leaning private school in the Bronx, Riverdale Country Day. The fourth book is by. Many community-owned businesses have vanished.

Democracy and Its Discontents: A Yale University Press Book Series

Democracy thus threatens to sap its own foundation, since a sovereign free to do as it pleases—even to the point of tampering with the rules of the Democracy andits discontents system by gerrymandering districts and disqualifying potential voters, appointing biased judges, and silencing critics of its policies—cannot hope to win the acquiescence of the defeated minority. Tocqueville explained that when the differences between social classes or groups are great and supported by long-standing tradition, people become resigned or accepting of them.

This is caused by the extreme decentralization of the electoral system, while at the same time, those supervising elections are elected or appointed by a partisan official. Now that the center is panicking, the left senses an opening. Levitsky and Ziblatt take an admirably comparative approach, but their primary concern is with the fate of American democracy in light of what has happened elsewhere.

The work of mutual care has fallen back onto neighborhoods and local communities. Without such constraints on the will of the majority, democracy may exist but not liberal democracy.

Democracy And Its Discontents

Banging on about corruption was all right as a campaign slogan and to galvanise followers. If this concern with the moral foundations of democracy rather than with its formal and informal institutional arrangements reflects Frum's conservative roots, it also does honor to them.

One senses that Fukuyama has no regrets for embracing it.