Counter-democracy politics in an age of distrust

Democracy is established as a generally uncontested ideal, while regimes inspired by this form of government fall under constant criticism. Hence, the steady erosion of confidence in representatives that has become one of the major political issues of our time. Amidst these challenges, the paradox r...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rosanvallon, Pierre
Other Authors: Goldhammer, Arthur (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2008
Series:The Seeley lectures
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Vigilance, denunciation, evaluation
  • The overseers
  • The thread of history
  • Legitimacy conflicts
  • From the right of resistance to complex sovereignty
  • Self-critical democracies
  • Negative politics
  • Historical references
  • Almost legislators
  • The preference for judgment
  • The sense of powerlessness and symbols of depoliticization
  • The populist temptation
  • Lessons of unpolitical economy
  • Conclusion: the modern mixed regime