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Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy

Epistemic Democracy and Political Legitimacy

Authors: Cerovac, Ivan

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  • Builds an innovative structure than can be used to bring order to numerous accounts of epistemic democracy
  • Critically engages with the main theories of epistemic democracy
  • Discusses the implementation of the epistemic ideal to real world politics
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This compelling new book explores whether the ability of democratic procedures to produce correct outcomes increases the legitimacy of such political decisions. Mapping and critically engaging with the main theories of epistemic democracy, it additionally evaluates arguments for different democratic decision-making procedures related to aggregative and deliberative democracy.

Addressing both positions that are too epistemic, such as Epistrocracy and Scholocracy, as well as those that are not epistemic enough, such as Pure Epistemic Proceduralism and Pragmatist Deliberative Democracy, Cerovac builds an innovative structure that can be used to bring order to numerous accounts of epistemic democracy. Introducing an appropriate account of epistemic democracy, Cerovac proceeds to analyse whether such epistemic value is better achieved through aggregative or deliberative procedures.

Drawing particularly on the work of David Estlund, and including a discussion on the implementation of the epistemic ideal to real world politics, this is a fascinating read for all those interested in democratic decision-making. 


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Ivan Cerovac  is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Trieste, Italy, and writes and teaches on a range of topics in ethics and political philosophy, including political legitimacy, social justice and democratic theory.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epistemic Democracy and Political Legitimacy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44602-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44602-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44601-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 242
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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