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  • 1
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    2017
    ISSN: 0011-5266  ISSN: 1548-6192 
    Language: English
    In: Daedalus (Cambridge, Mass.), 2017-07-01, Vol.146 (3), p.77-84
    Description: Recent calls to inject substantial doses of deliberation into democratic politics rest on a misdiagnosis of its infirmities. Far from improving political outcomes, deliberation undermines competition over proposed political programs – the lifeblood of healthy democratic politics. Moreover, institutions that are intended to encourage deliberation are all too easily hijacked by people with intense preferences and abundant resources, who can deploy their leverage in deliberative settings to bargain for the outcomes they prefer. Arguments in support of deliberation are, at best, diversions from more serious threats to democracy, notably money’s toxic role in politics. A better focus would be on restoring meaningful competition between representatives of two strong political parties over the policies that, if elected, they will implement. I sketch the main outlines of this kind of political competition, differentiating it from less healthy forms of multiparty and intraparty competition that undermine the accountability of governments.
    Subject(s): Critics ; Democracy ; United States ; Analysis
    ISSN: 0011-5266
    ISSN: 1548-6192
    E-ISSN: 1548-6192
    Source: MLA International Bibliography with Full Text
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  • 2
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    Book
    2005
    ISBN: 0691134014  ISBN: 140082690X  ISBN: 0691120579  ISBN: 9781400826902  ISBN: 9780691120577  ISBN: 9780691134017 
    Language: English
    Description: In this captivating yet troubling book, Ian Shapiro offers a searing indictment of many influential practices in the social sciences and humanities today. Perhaps best known for his critique of rational choice theory, Shapiro expands his purview here. In discipline after discipline, he argues, scholars have fallen prey to inward-looking myopia that results from—and perpetuates—a flight from reality. In the method-driven academic culture we inhabit, argues Shapiro, researchers too often make display and refinement of their techniques the principal scholarly activity. The result is that they lose sight of the objects of their study. Pet theories and methodological blinders lead unwelcome facts to be ignored, sometimes not even perceived. The targets of Shapiro's critique include the law and economics movement, overzealous formal and statistical modeling, various reductive theories of human behavior, misguided conceptual analysis in political theory, and the Cambridge school of intellectual history.
    Subject(s): Methodology ; Social sciences ; Sociology ; Education ; SOCIAL SCIENCE ; EDUCATION ; Higher
    ISBN: 0691134014
    ISBN: 140082690X
    ISBN: 0691120579
    ISBN: 9781400826902
    ISBN: 9780691120577
    ISBN: 9780691134017
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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  • 3
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    Article
    2016
    ISSN: 0022-3816 
    Language: English
    In: The Journal of politics, 2016-04-01, Vol.78 (2), p.467-480
    Description: People often identify justice with impartiality. This reflects reality: many who experience injustice complain of biased treatment. But whether bias is objectionable depends on a prior commitment to an ideal of nondomination. I advance this claim by reference to impartiality arguments defended by Brian Barry and Amartya Sen. Then I sketch a historical account of impartialist ventures that shows why they once appealed but are such a tough sell today. Instead of hunting for the right defense of impartiality, political theorists would do better to focus on ways to identify and mitigate domination. Barry’s earlier work on majority rule buttresses my contention that would-be impartialists are wrongheaded to argue for independent institutions, typically courts, that are geared to shielding the dictates of justice from politics. In politics, as in life, there are no guarantees, but majoritarian democracy is a better bet for minimizing domination than any of the going alternatives.
    ISSN: 0022-3816
    E-ISSN: 1468-2508
    Source: Business Source Ultimate
    Source: Academic Search Ultimate
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  • 4
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    Book
    2020
    ISBN: 0674980883  ISBN: 9780674980884 
    Language: English
    Subject(s): Economic security-United States ; United States-Economic conditions-1945 ; United States-Economic policy
    ISBN: 0674980883
    ISBN: 9780674980884
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
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  • 5
    Book
    Book
    2018
    Language: English
    Subject(s): Political culture ; Enlightenment
    Source: Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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  • 6
    Language: English
    Description: Commentaries by top scholars alongside the most important documents and speeches concerning the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 The two world wars brought an end to a long†'standing system of international commerce based on the gold standard. After the First World War, the weaknesses in the gold standard contributed to hyperinflation, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism, and ultimately World War II. The Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 arose out of the Allies' desire to design a postwar international economic system that would provide a basis for prosperity, trade, and worldwide economic development. Alongside important documents and speeches concerning the adoption and evolution of the Bretton Woods system, this volume includes lively, readable, original essays on such topics as why the gold standard was doomed, how Bretton Woods encouraged the adoption of Keynesian economics, how the agreements influenced late†'twentieth†'century ideas of international development, and why the agreements ultimately had to give way to other arrangements.
    Subject(s): History ; Political Science ; International finance-Law and legislation ; International finance
    ISBN: 0300236794
    ISBN: 9780300236798
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
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  • 7
    Book
    Book
    2003
    ISBN: 9780691115474  ISBN: 9781400825899  ISBN: 9780691123967  ISBN: 140082589X  ISBN: 0691123969  ISBN: 0691115478 
    Language: English
    Description: What should we expect from democracy, and how likely is it that democracies will live up to those expectations? In The State of Democratic Theory, Ian Shapiro offers a critical assessment of contemporary answers to these questions, lays out his distinctive alternative, and explores its implications for policy and political action. Some accounts of democracy’s purposes focus on aggregating preferences; others deal with collective deliberation in search of the common good. Shapiro reveals the shortcomings of both, arguing instead that democracy should be geared toward minimizing domination throughout society. He contends that Joseph Schumpeter’s classic defense of competitive democracy is a useful starting point for achieving this purpose, but that it stands in need of radical supplementation--both with respect to its operation in national political institutions and in its extension to other forms of collective association. Shapiro’s unusually wide-ranging discussion also deals with the conditions that make democracy’s survival more and less likely, with the challenges presented by ethnic differences and claims for group rights, and with the relations between democracy and the distribution of income and wealth.
    Subject(s): Democracy ; Political Science ; POLITICAL SCIENCE ; History & Theory
    ISBN: 9780691115474
    ISBN: 9781400825899
    ISBN: 9780691123967
    ISBN: 140082589X
    ISBN: 0691123969
    ISBN: 0691115478
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
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  • 8
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    Book
    2020
    ISBN: 9780300194463  ISBN: 0300194463 
    Language: English
    Subject(s): Democracy
    ISBN: 9780300194463
    ISBN: 0300194463
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
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  • 9
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    Book
    2018
    ISBN: 9780300232752  ISBN: 0300232756 
    Language: English
    Description: How popular democracy has paradoxically eroded trust in political systems worldwide, and how to restore confidence in democratic politics Democracies across the world are adopting reforms to bring politics closer to the people. Parties have turned to primaries and local caucuses to select candidates. Ballot initiatives and referenda allow citizens to enact laws directly. Many democracies now use proportional representation, encouraging smaller, more specific parties rather than two dominant ones. Yet voters keep getting angrier. There is a steady erosion of trust in politicians, parties, and democratic institutions, culminating most recently in major populist victories in the United States, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. Frances Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro argue that devolving power to the grass roots is part of the problem, not the solution. Efforts to decentralize political decision-making make governments and especially political parties less effective and less able to address constituents' long-term interests. To revive confidence in governance, we must restructure our political systems to restore power to the core institution of representative democracy: the political party.
    Subject(s): Political parties ; Democracy
    ISBN: 9780300232752
    ISBN: 0300232756
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
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  • 10
    Language: English
    Description: The most powerful military alliance in history, NATO shaped the geopolitical contours of the Cold War and continues to structure the contemporary international system. The NATO agreement is reprinted here with speeches and essential historical documents concerning the alliance's founding and subsequent evolution. Accompanying essays by major scholars discuss debates about NATO's evolving governance, its role in nuclear politics, and its appropriate mission during and since the Cold War.
    Subject(s): History ; Political Science ; North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    ISBN: 9780300228519
    ISBN: 0300228511
    Source: De Gruyter eBooks
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