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dc.contributor.authorWaśkiewicz, Andrzej
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-19T04:02:15Z
dc.date.available2022-02-19T04:02:15Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.date.submitted2022-02-18T15:03:11Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220218_9783631806012_41
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52985
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78419
dc.description.abstractIf we want to understand the vicissitudes of modern democracy then, argues the author, we need to analyse the ideas upon which representative government is based rather than compare contemporary conditions with the Greek ideal. These principal ideas have been presented clearly in past centuries, when the relation between democracy and representation was still a matter of political judgement. The old masters of political thinking clarified the functions of representation: legitimising power, creating sovereignty but also setting its limits, and pursuing the common good while still reflecting social diversity. Because institutions of representation are expected to fulfil a variety of functions, these institutions have in recent times come under attack for standing in the way of radical programs for democratising democracy. The author of this book reminds us that these functions are necessary in every political order, whether democratic or not. Instead of rejecting representation, political theorists should focus on making government more accountable.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudies in Philosophy, Culture and Contemporary Society
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPA Political science and theoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::Q Philosophy and Religion::QD Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JP Politics and government::JPF Political ideologies and movementsen_US
dc.subject.other2012
dc.subject.otherCommon good
dc.subject.otherIdea
dc.subject.otheridei
dc.subject.otherLegitimisation of power
dc.subject.otherLimitation of power
dc.subject.otherParadoksy
dc.subject.otherParadoxes
dc.subject.otherPolitical
dc.subject.otherpolitycznej
dc.subject.otherRepresentation
dc.subject.otherreprezentacji
dc.subject.otherScholar
dc.subject.otherSocial diversity
dc.subject.otherSovereignty of power
dc.subject.otherWarszawa
dc.subject.otherWaskiewicz
dc.subject.otherWydawnictwo
dc.titleThe Idea of Political Representation and Its Paradoxes
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3726/b16311
oapen.relation.isPublishedByf6ba26fb-2881-41c1-848a-f9628b869216
oapen.relation.isbn9783631806012
oapen.relation.isbn9783631806029
oapen.relation.isbn9783631806036
oapen.relation.isbn9783631803882
oapen.pages272
oapen.place.publicationBern
dc.seriesnumber24


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