Facing the Challenge of Democracy

Citizens are political simpletons--that is only a modest exaggeration of a common characterization of voters. Certainly, there is no shortage of evidence of citizens' limited political knowledge, even about matters of the highest importance, along with inconsistencies in their thinking, some glaring by any standard. But this picture of citizens all too often approaches caricature. Paul Sniderman and Benjamin Highton bring together leading political scientists who offer new insights into the political thinking of the public, the causes of party polarization, the motivations for political participation, and the paradoxical relationship between turnout and democratic representation. These studies propel a foundational argument about democracy. Voters can only do as well as the alternatives on offer. These alternatives are constrained by third players, in particular activists, interest groups, and financial contributors. The result: voters often appear to be shortsighted, extreme, and inconsistent because the alternatives they must choose between are shortsighted, extreme, and inconsistent. Facing the Challenge of Democracy features contributions by John Aldrich, Stephen Ansolabehere, Edward Carmines, Jack Citrin, Susanna Dilliplane, Christopher Ellis, Michael Ensley, Melanie Freeze, Donald Green, Eitan Hersh, Simon Jackman, Gary Jacobson, Matthew Knee, Jonathan Krasno, Arthur Lupia, David Magleby, Eric McGhee, Diana Mutz, Candice Nelson, Benjamin Page, Kathryn Pearson, Eric Schickler, John Sides, James Stimson, Lynn Vavreck, Michael Wagner, Mark Westlye, and Tao Xie.

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  • Author : Paul M. Sniderman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • ISBN : 1400840309
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Facing the Challenge of Democracy

Facing the Challenge of Democracy
  • Author : Paul M. Sniderman,Benjamin Highton
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 10 October 2011
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Citizens are political simpletons--that is only a modest exaggeration of a common characterization of voters. Certainly, there is no shortage of evidence of citizens' limited political knowledge, even about matters of the highest importance, along with inconsistencies in their thinking, some glaring by any standard. But this picture of citizens all too often approaches caricature. Paul Sniderman and Benjamin Highton bring together leading political scientists who offer new insights into the political thinking of the public, the causes of party

Islam and the Challenge of Democracy

Islam and the Challenge of Democracy
  • Author : Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 20 May 2015
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The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around the world. With few exceptions, however, this debate has proceeded in isolation from the vibrant traditions of argument within Islamic theology, philosophy, and law. Islam

The Challenge to Democracy in Nepal

The Challenge to Democracy in Nepal
  • Author : T. Louise Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 November 2002
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In 1990 Nepal's Peoples Movement reduced King Birendra from an absolute ruler to a constitutional monarch. This book is the first academic analysis of these events and places the 'revolution' of 1990 within the context of Nepali history. Louise Brown examines the background to Nepal's recent upheavals as well as covering the country's ealy history and its continuing problems of national integration. The previous, unsuccessful, democratic experiment and the nature of monarchical rule are discussed within an analysis of Nepal's social and

The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy

The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy
  • Author : Eri Bertsou,Daniele Caramani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 April 2020
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This book represents the first comprehensive study of how technocracy currently challenges representative democracy and asks how technocratic politics undermines democratic legitimacy. How strong is its challenge to democratic institutions? The book offers a solid theory and conceptualization of technocratic politics and the technocratic challenge is analyzed empirically at all levels of the national and supra-national institutions and actors, such as cabinets, parties, the EU, independent bodies, central banks and direct democratic campaigns in a comparative and policy perspective. It

The Challenge of Democracy

The Challenge of Democracy
  • Author : Hugh Cunningham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 October 2014
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This authoritative and thought-provoking history takes a fresh view of what was a period of unprecedented and rapid change. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Hugh Cunningham provides a clear narrative of political events, and an analysis of change and continuity in ideas and in economic and social structure. Britain is set firmly in the context of world power and the possession of empire. An overarching theme is the challenge presented by democracy in a period framed by the

Ethiopia

Ethiopia
  • Author : Bahru Zewde,Siegfried Pausewang
  • Publisher : Nordic Africa Institute
  • Release : 04 July 2022
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Democracy is a concept reflecting European philosophies, struggles and concerns. Many Ethiopian ethnic groups have traditions which may offer more satisfactory and culturally acceptable foundations for a “sovereignty of the people” through time-honored ways of voicing political ideas, ironic observations and vital interests. In line with modern urban life Ethiopians also organize and express their interests in non-governmental organizations, the independent press and advocacy groups representing political and social alternatives. The contributors to this book analyze the democratic potential of

Authoritarianism Goes Global

Authoritarianism Goes Global
  • Author : Larry Diamond,Marc F. Plattner,Christopher Walker
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 15 April 2016
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Contributors: Anne Applebaum, Anne-Marie Brady, Alexander Cooley, Javier Corrales, Ron Deibert, Larry Diamond, Patrick Merloe, Abbas Milani, Andrew Nathan, Marc F. Plattner, Peter Pomerantsev, Douglas Rutzen, Lilia Shevtsova, Alex Vatanka, Christopher Walker, and Frederic Wehrey

First Democracy

First Democracy
  • Author : Paul Woodruff
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 March 2006
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This brilliant analysis of the nature of democracy draws on the hard-earned lessons of the ancient Greeks.

Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy

Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy
  • Author : Jay P. Corrin
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release : 20 December 2010
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In this sweeping volume, Corrin discusses the influences of Cecil and G. K. Chesterton, H. A. Reinhold, Hilaire Belloc, and many others on the development of Catholic social, economic, and political thought, with a special focus on Belloc and Reinhold as representatives of reactionary and progressive positions, respectively. He also provides an in-depth analysis of Catholic Distributists' responses to the labor unrest in Britain prior to World War I and later, in the 1930s, to the tragedy of the Spanish

America's Public Philosopher

America's Public Philosopher
  • Author : John Dewey
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 12 January 2021
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John Dewey was America’s greatest public philosopher. A prolific and influential writer for both scholarly and general audiences, he stands out for the remarkable breadth of his contributions. Dewey was a founder of a distinctly American philosophical tradition, pragmatism, and he spoke out widely on the most important questions of his day. He was a progressive thinker whose deep commitment to democracy led him to courageous stances on issues such as war, civil liberties, and racial, class, and gender

Inventing Leadership

Inventing Leadership
  • Author : J. Thomas Wren
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 04 July 2022
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Tom Wren s book is a masterpiece of intellectual history. It explores the philosophical and historical foundations of democracy in a compelling way. Wren is a sparkling and graceful writer. He makes a potentially dry subject come alive with wit and insight. The issues Wren addresses are extremely timely, as the United States endeavors to advance democracy in the Middle East. George Goethals, University of Richmond, US In this important analysis of democratic thought and treatise on leadership, historian Tom

Beyond Empathy and Inclusion

Beyond Empathy and Inclusion
  • Author : Mary F. Scudder
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 29 September 2020
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The challenge of listening -- The insufficiency of inclusion and the need for uptake -- Empathy as a strategy and ideal of deliberation : the promise and perils -- A listening-centered approach to democratic deliberation -- Listening toward democracy -- Listening for difference in democracy -- Democratic ideals in a non-ideal world.

Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century

Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century
  • Author : Luca Tomini,Giulia Sandri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 May 2018
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The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to some observers and commentators, they not seem to be ready or equipped to manage effectively. This book evaluates and challenges recent scholarly literature on the quality of democracy. It provides a critical assessment of the current state of the

Strategic Communication, Social Media and Democracy

Strategic Communication, Social Media and Democracy
  • Author : W. Timothy Coombs,Jesper Falkheimer,Mats Heide,Philip Young
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 August 2015
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Today almost everyone in the developed world spends time online and anyone involved in strategic communication must think digitally. The magnitude of change may be up for debate but the trend is unstoppable, dramatically reconfiguring business models, organisational structures and even the practice of democracy. Strategic Communication, Social Media and Democracy provides a wholly new framework for understanding this reality, a reality that is transforming the way both practitioners and theoreticians navigate this fast-moving environment. Firmly rooted in empirical research,