9780691190914-0691190917-Democratic Equality

Democratic Equality

ISBN-13: 9780691190914
ISBN-10: 0691190917
Author: Wilson, James Lindley
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691190914
ISBN-10: 0691190917
Author: Wilson, James Lindley
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wilson, James Lindley wrote Democratic Equality comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691190917 and 9780691190914. Since then Democratic Equality textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Democracy establishes relationships of political equality, ones in which citizens equally share authority over what they do together and respect one another as equals. But in today's divided public square, democracy is challenged by political thinkers who disagree about how democratic institutions should be organized, and by antidemocratic politicians who exploit uncertainties about what democracy requires and why it matters. Democratic Equality mounts a bold and persuasive defense of democracy as a way of making collective decisions, showing how equality of authority is essential to relating equally as citizens.

James Lindley Wilson explains why the US Senate and Electoral College are urgently in need of reform, why proportional representation is not a universal requirement of democracy, how to identify racial vote dilution and gerrymandering in electoral districting, how to respond to threats to democracy posed by wealth inequality, and how judicial review could be more compatible with the democratic ideal. What emerges is an emphatic call to action to reinvigorate our ailing democracies, and a road map for widespread institutional reform.

Democratic Equality highlights the importance of diverse forms of authority in democratic deliberation and electoral and representative processes―and demonstrates how that authority rests equally with each citizen in a democracy.

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