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The Principles of Representative Government,9780521458917

The Principles of Representative Government

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/28/1997
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The thesis of this original and provocative book is that representative government should be understood as a combination of democratic and undemocratic elements. Challenging the conventionally held views on the subject, Professor Manin reminds us that while today representative institutions and democracy appear as virtually indistinguishable, when representative government was first established in Europe and America, it was designed in opposition to democracy proper. The author identifies the essential features of democratic institutions and reviews the history of their application.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Direct democracy and representation: selection of officials in Athens
2. The triumph of election
3. The principle of distinction
4. A democratic aristocracy
5. The verdict of the people
6. Metamorphoses of representative government
Conclusion
Index.

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