AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice

Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century

Editors: Cudd, Ann E., Scholz, Sally J. (Eds.)

  • Considers reasons for the current political polarization in American politics, offering possible resolutions
  • Orients the reader to contemporary issues in democratic theory and practice
  • Deals with the effects of misinformation on social policy formation in democratic societies
  • Debates the equally timely issue of economic inequality in democracy, considering principles and practical effects of capitalist property rights, taxation, and campaign finance law​
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About this book

This work offers a timely philosophical analysis of fundamental principles of democracy and the meaning of democracy today.  It explores the influence of big money and capitalism on democracy, the role of information and the media in democratic elections, and constitutional issues that challenge democracy in the wake of increased threats to privacy since 2001 and in light of the Citizens United decision of the US Supreme Court.

It juxtaposes alternate positions from experts in law and philosophy and examines the question of legitimacy, as well as questions about the access to information, the quality of information, the obligations to attain epistemic competence among the electorate, and the power of money.

Drawing together different political perspectives, as well as a variety of disciplines, this collection allows readers the opportunity to compare different and opposing moral and political solutions that both defend and transform democratic theory and practice.

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From the book reviews:

“This volume succeeds in offering a stimulating array of reflections on perennial philosophical debates and contemporary political challenges while maintaining a high degree of thematic coherence. … essays are uniformly thought provoking and well written. … It will be welcomed by anyone looking for an overview of current debates at the intersection of philosophy, law and political science about the problems and prospects of democracy under the conditions of contemporary capitalism.” (James Gledhill, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, October, 2014)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the Twenty-First Century: Introduction

    Cudd, Ann E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Democracy: A Paradox of Rights?

    Gill, Emily R.

    Pages 15-27

  • Rights and the American Constitution: The Issue of Judicial Review and Its Compatibility with Democracy

    Martin, Rex

    Pages 29-41

  • Democracy as a Social Myth

    George, Richard T.

    Pages 43-54

  • Political Polarization and the Markets vs. Government Debate

    Nathanson, Stephen

    Pages 57-73

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02311-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34518-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Ann E. Cudd
  • Sally J. Scholz
Series Title
AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02312-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02312-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02311-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34518-5
Series ISSN
1873-877X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 246
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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