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Parliamentarism and Democracy Theory

Parliamentarism and Democracy Theory cover
E-ISBN 9783847404682
P-ISBN 9783847401582
Verlag Verlag Barbara Budrich
Erscheinungstermin 17.06.2015
Seiten 324
Autor/en Kari Palonen, José María Rosales
Seitenpreis pro Teilnehmer Basic: 2.01 Cent / Comfort: 4.03 Cent


Cover PDF 1‑3
Parliamentarism and Democratic. Theory Historical and Contemporary Perspectives PDF 3‑5
Table of Contents PDF 5‑7
Acknowledgments PDF 7‑9
List of Contributors PDF 9‑11
Introduction: The Theory and Practice of Parliamentary Democracy PDF 11‑12
Parliamentarism and Democratic Theory
PDF 12‑15
Approaching Parliamentary Politics
PDF 15‑20
The Changing Uses of Parliamentarism
PDF 20‑24
Debating Democratic Theory and Performance
PDF 24‑28
PDF 28‑31
1 How Women’s Suffrage Was Devalued: The Burden of Analytical Categories and the Conceptual History of Democracy PDF 31‑31
PDF 31‑33
How Women’s Suffrage Got Lost in Classes
PDF 33‑38
Old and New Democracies in Studies of the Interwar Crisis of Democracy
PDF 38‑41
On Double Standards
PDF 41‑44
On Anachronisms
PDF 44‑47
Concluding Remarks
PDF 47‑49
PDF 49‑53
2 Cambridge and Oxford Union Societies as Parliamentary Bodies: Legitimating Politics through the Adoption of the House of Commons Procedure PDF 53‑56
The Union Societies as ‘Parliamentary Bodies’
PDF 56‑60
Two Types of Union Debates
PDF 60‑62
The Politics of Debate: Seeking Political Legitimacy Through Revision of the Rules
PDF 62‑67
PDF 67‑69
Primary Sources
PDF 69‑70
Secondary Literature
PDF 70‑73
3 ‘Advanced Liberalism’ and the Politics of Reform in Victorian Parliamentary Debates of the 1860s PDF 73‑76
A ‘Small Band of Radicals’: ‘Advanced Liberalism’ in Academic Literature
PDF 76‑80
Reform and Political Stability: The Contested Meaning of‘Advanced Liberalism’
PDF 80‑84
The Janus Face of ‘Advanced Liberalism’
PDF 84‑89
Concluding Remarks
PDF 89‑91
Primary Sources
PDF 91‑92
Secondary Literature
PDF 92‑97
4 What Matters in Social Sciences and Political Debates: Max Weber’s Contributions to Parliamentary Studies During World War I PDF 97‑102
Objectivity in Social Sciences: A Matter of Ongoing Controversy
PDF 102‑106
Objectivity (Sachlichkeit) in Parliamentary Debates: A Matter of Responsibility
PDF 106‑110
Selection of Political Leaders
PDF 110‑111
Accountability of Political Leaders
PDF 111‑113
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5 Contrasting Complaints about Parliamentarism in Western Europe (1918–39) PDF 117‑117
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Professional Politicians: An Incompetent and Untrustworthy Bunch
PDF 119‑123
Parties with Too Much Power and Too Few Principles
PDF 123‑126
Universal Suffrage: The Root of All Evil
PDF 126‑130
An Inherently Flawed System
PDF 130‑133
PDF 133‑135
Primary Sources
PDF 135‑136
Secondary Literature
PDF 136‑141
6 Parliamentary Oversight in Foreign Policy: The Momentum of the US Congress in the 1970s PDF 141‑143
Parliamentary Oversight in a Presidential System
PDF 143‑147
The Correct Interpretation of the Constitution vs. Historical Precedents
PDF 147‑152
The US Congress Move to Reassert its Powers in Foreign Policy
PDF 152‑157
Continue the Momentum
PDF 157‑159
Concluding Remarks
PDF 159‑160
Primary Sources
PDF 160‑161
Secondary Literature
PDF 161‑165
7 Can Deliberative Mini-Publics Improve the Quality of Democratic Decision-Making? PDF 165‑165
PDF 165‑166
Deliberation in Representative Bodies and its Obstacles
PDF 166‑171
What Are Deliberative Mini-Publics?
PDF 171‑175
When Should Deliberative Mini-Publics be Used?
PDF 175‑178
Suggestions for Institutional Designs
PDF 178‑182
Concluding Remarks
PDF 182‑183
PDF 183‑187
8 Democracy and Compromise: Beyond a Deliberative Approach PDF 187‑190
Compromise: Basic Features
PDF 190‑192
Deliberation and Substantive Fairness: Preliminary Remarks
PDF 192‑194
Epistemic Deliberation and Compromises
PDF 194‑198
Democratic Bargaining and Fair Compromise
PDF 198‑203
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9 Democratic Authority and Informed Consent PDF 207‑209
Mill’s Epistocratic Deliberativism
PDF 209‑214
Democratic Authority, Deliberation and Informed Consent
PDF 214‑217
Libertarian Paternalism, Deliberation and Expertocracy
PDF 217‑224
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10 The Paradox of Democratic Selection: Is Sortition Better than Voting? PDF 229‑229
PDF 229‑230
Is Political Outsourcing Necessary?
PDF 230‑233
Non-Random Alternatives to Political Outsourcing
PDF 233‑235
Randomness and Democratic Legitimacy
PDF 235‑245
Randomness and Political Representation
PDF 245‑249
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11 Elective and Aleatory Parliamentarism PDF 255‑255
PDF 255‑256
The Theory of Aleatory Democracy: Reasons for Randomness
PDF 256‑261
Lotteries on the Reform Agenda for Elective Parliamentarism Today
PDF 261‑264
Political Lotteries as Producers and Consumers of Political Legitimacy
PDF 264‑274
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12 Participation: A Complement or a Substitute to Parliamentary Democracy? PDF 279‑279
Introduction: The Participatory Wave in International Law
PDF 279‑282
The Importance of the Subsurface of Law and the Role of Civil Society
PDF 282‑285
Article 25 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
PDF 285‑290
The European Convention of Human Rights
PDF 290‑292
Special Areas of Participatory Rights
PDF 292‑294
Some Preliminary Conclusions and Many Questions
PDF 294‑296
Primary Sources
PDF 296‑297
Secondary Literature
PDF 297‑299
Epilogue: Recasting the Parliamentary Culture of Politics PDF 299‑300
The Represented and the Representatives: A Misleading Opposition
PDF 300‑302
Politics of Preferences vs. Politics on the Agenda
PDF 302‑305
Bureaucracy, Expertise, and Political Representation
PDF 305‑309
Representation and Parliamentary Democracy
PDF 309‑313
The Allure of Instant Democracy
PDF 313‑315
PDF 315‑319
Index PDF 319‑324