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AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice

Philosophical Perspectives on Democracy in the 21st Century

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

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  • 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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“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)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-02312-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02311-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34518-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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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
2 b/w illustrations
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